"Scan-to BIM" is generally the process of “3D laser scanning” a physical space or site, to create an accurate digital representation of it which can then be used for designing, assessing progress or evaluating options.
The B1M have commissioned a 3D laser scan of a heritage building, St James’ Church in London, to create this step-by-step explanatory video, demonstrating how the process works and the benefits it can bring.
A scanning device, such as the Trimble TX8 in this example, can provide a highly-accurate three-dimensional digital picture of a space or site, reaching points up to 340 metres away and collecting data on 1 million unique points every second or 300 million points during a 5 minute scan.
Using 3D laser scanning removes a large amount of human error from the surveying process and enables significantly larger volumes of data to be collected over a shorter period.
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