The 3D scanning and reality capturing ability offers the construction and engineering industry numerous advantages. It enhances documentation, monitor progress, and collaborate with ease.
3DVirtualAfrica work collaboratively with architects, Virtual Reality and CAD engineers to capture detailed 3D point cloud data of existing buildings for a range of different uses. Using cutting edge Lidar technology with our Leica BLK 360, we creates extremely accurate point clouds of the interior of any space. It is delivered in a xyz format. Exported point clouds, floor plans, and reflected ceiling plans can be imported into CAD/BIM programs such as ArchiCad; AutoCAD and Revit.
Mattertags can be applied with more information. Inspection feedback, updates and progress can be added with ease. Matterport gives you everything you need for milestone documentation. By sharing a link, any shareholder can view and interact with the 3D space and get realistic up to date progress information without having to put on any hard hats or illumination vests. Management can keep track of key project milestones and immediately assess project status.
3DVirtualAfrica work collaboratively with architects, Virtual Reality and CAD engineers to capture detailed 3D point cloud data of existing buildings, for a range of different uses. The 3D scanning of each project creates an extremely accurate point cloud of the interior- delivered in a xyz format. Exported point clouds, floor plans, and reflected ceiling plans can be imported into CAD/BIM programs.
3DVirtualAfrica has their own experienced CAD/BIM experts to provide professional CAD drawings of any space with the use of the accurate data provided by the 3D Point clouds and 3D floor plans. We provide you with a 3D Interactive Virtual Showcase, Point Cloud and 2D Cad drawings. This will save you time and effort and you can only focus your skills at re-designing the existing space to the client’s specifications.
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This option is suitable for architects who have the time and man-power available to do the initial Cad drawing themselves, when working on a project where NO floor plans or drawings are available. Architects will be provided with only a 3D interactive Virtual Showcase and point cloud but will need to draw the Cad drawings for the as-built themselves.
Case studies proved that as-built modeling time can be reduced by 50% and that architects gain 15% more business, due to the use of the 3D Data Point cloud.
Many Architects produce as-built documentation for all of their projects. For complex homes, offices and renovation projects, these can be difficult and time consuming. Hand-drawn, manual plans often miss details or leave out anomalies. This can result in many return visits for up to 33% of all projects.
3DVirtualAfrica scan these spaces first. Point clouds are generated and consist of many 3 dimensional data points, which together form a highly accurate 3D representation of an existing interior space. The scanning process also captures RGB colour data, which can be applied to the point cloud. The point cloud data can then be imported into any of the CAD software programs as a scale to begin drawing. Because the Matterport floor plan is dimensionally accurate, it can also be used to identify walls containing plumbing or other features via thickness. By navigating the immersive 3D Showcase provided, architects can easily clarify unusual or complicated features, which might not have been captured at all.
By using this point cloud data, architects can speed up the as-built drawing process by 2x, and are now able to accommodate 15% more business, provide more competitive prices and meet deadlines on time.
"The use of your Matterport 3D Point Cloud and Photogrammetry Scanner enabled us to cut the Architectural design, and subsequent Structural-, Electrical-, HVAC- and IT infrastructure design time by more than 50%.
We consider this ability of creating a virtual model of exact features and dimensions on site the greatest advantage of your product. Event multiple visits to site to take photographs and measure up cannot compare with what is achieved with a 3D Point Cloud and Photogrammetry scan.
We are looking forward to working with 3D VirtualAfrica and Matterport in future because it simplifies complex brownfields work and reduces design cost for our Clients."
Izak van der Wat - Director & Structural Engineer-Resultant