3D E-Heritage / Cyber Archaeology

3d arch tokyoWe developed a mobile scanning system called rail sensor for fastly and accurately capturing the 3D range data in a corridor. Our system consists of a laser-line-scan Lidar and a panoramic camera, which are mounted onto a platform moving on rails. While laser scanner works in profiling mode capturing 2D line structures, the panoramic camera captures the panoramic videos. The sensor motion is estimated robustly from the sensor-fused 2D/3D features tracking method, which helps to reconstruct the structures from the 2D scan lines accurately. Read More

Nerian Introducing the SP1 Stereo Vision Sensor

nerian vision 3dThe SP1 stereo vision sensor is our solution for embedded real-time stereo vision. Unlike most other approaches to depth sensing, stereo vision is a purely passive technology which also works in bright daylight. Thanks to an integrated FPGA, the SP1 is capable of processing the imagery of two industrial USB cameras in real-time, and produces a dense disparity map (inverse depth map). If you would like to stay informed about our SP1 stereo vision sensor or our other products, then you can subscribe to our mailing list. You email address will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with third parties. Read More

sensL 3D Ranging and Sensing

sensl 3d drivingLiDAR is a ranging technique that is increasingly being employed in applications such as mobile range finding, automotive ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), gesture recognition and 3D mapping. Employing an SiPM as the photosensor has a number of advantages over alternative sensor technologies such as APD, PIN diode and PMT particularly for mobile and high volume products. SensL SiPM’s have proven robust in other high volume markets such as medical imaging and now LiDAR applications can benefit from sensors designed to be industrial grade and delivered at the lowest cost possible. Read More

Rockwell Collins Tactical 3D Airborne Vision System

rockwell tacticalThe Rockwell Collins Tactical 3D Airborne Vision System provides an all-weather, day/night airborne vision system for a variety of missions. These include search and rescue, special operations and aerial refueling. Clear vision for tasks in all environments can save time. The Rockwell Collins Tactical 3D Airborne Vision System provides vision clarity through a 3D display that uses advanced sensors and graphics. Read More

Making a Wide ROTV Reach Wider With ‘3D’ Steering

eiva rotv 3dThe EIVA ScanFish remotely operated towed vehicle (ROTV) models have always been able to follow the seabed, keep a fixed depth, or undulate up and down through the water. Up until now, it has not been possible to also have the ROTV effectively move side-to-side. However, after trying out various setups and running tests with customers to ensure feasibility, ScanFish ROTVs have an additional way to move through the water. EIVA has developed an easy and effective way to modify existing ScanFish ROTV models with ‘3D’ steering – that is, the ability to not only swim up and down, but sideways as well during subsea survey operations. Read More

5D BIM Workflow in Vico Office

vico 5d softwareThe 5D BIM Workflow starts at the creation of a new project and ends with reporting and data mining.  When firms start gearing up for a new project, they add 2D drawings and 3D models to the Document Registry for version control and change management. Models can then be published to Vico Office from ArchiCAD, Tekla, Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, and/or AutoCAD MEP.  Or, using special CAD-specific Importers, IFC files, SketchUp files, CAD-Duct files, and even 3D DWG files can be used in Vico Office. Read More

Interactive 3D Map of Mount Everest

mt everest 3dWe have developed an interactive 3D map of Mount Everest which is unique in its resolution, unparalleled in detail, and based on the latest satellite technology. The map includes the two most-travelled routes to the highest mountain on Earth, all historical routes and the most famous trekking routes in the Khumbu region. "Everest 3D" also comes in app format, making it your perfect trekking companion! Read More

Katerra Ushers in New Era of Construction

katera bimKaterra today revealed details of its transformative end-to-end design and construction platform. Every building should not be a one-off prototype. Katerra’s approach to building more closely mirrors the scaled systems approaches of electronics and automobile manufacturing. The company’s model combines technology, design, material sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and construction into a single integrated offering. The result is a simpler alternative to the traditionally large number of vendors and suppliers necessary to complete residential and commercial building projects, with the ability to deliver faster, with superior quality, less waste, and lower costs than ever before. Read more

3D Concrete Imaging Services

gp concreteConcrete GPR LLC provides a full range of ground penetrating radar (GPR) concrete scanning and imaging services with unparalleled expertise.  We can mark your work area directly and provide you with immediate realtime findings, to keep your other trades moving forward.  We can also reproduce your work area in a three-dimensional GPR data grid, creating a comprehensive report of findings for you to integrate into your project planning and CADD / BIM / FIM designs.  This type of as-built reproduction with GPR can be invaluable for cost efficient design, maintaining the integrity of historic or sensitive buildings, and execution of high risk work in extremely complex scenarios. Read More

SRT Marine Systems plc: SRT MULTI SENSOR VTS System

srt marine systemsThe SRT MULTI SENSOR VTS System provides a complete port and waterway monitoring and management solution, which will fit the requirements of any small or medium sized port. The SRT MULTI SENSOR VTS is modular and scalable and can start with a simple AIS-based monitoring system and as budgets allow and requirements evolve, so additional functionality such as radar, CCTV and voice recording can be added at any time. This ensures that you have a future-proof system. The SRT MULTI SENSOR VTS system provides accurate and reliable monitoring of all maritime traffic delivering significantly enhanced situational awareness.

Read more: SRT Marine Systems plc:...

3D Laser Scanning Retail Space

truepoint 3dTruePoint Laser Scanning provided as-built documentation for 10,000 square feet of retail space in a shopping mall. Half of the space was a ground-level storefront and half a basement area below the store. Using a Leica C10 survey-grade laser scanner, our laser scan technician captured walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, structural columns, supports, conduit, piping, sprinkler mains, chiller lines and a concrete deck in the space. A 3D model was created for the client. Read more

Velodyne LiDAR Announces New “Velarray” LiDAR Sensor

velodyne 3d rayVelodyne LiDAR Inc. announced its new fixed-laser, solid-state Velarray LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor, a cost-effective yet high-performance and rugged automotive product in a small form factor. With the Velarray sensor, which can be seamlessly embedded in both autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assist safety (ADAS) systems, Velodyne LiDAR again sets the industry standard for image quality and functionality delivered in smaller, more cost-effective form factors.

Read more: Velodyne LiDAR...

Autodesk BIM 360

autodesk bim 360BIM 360 is the perfect tool for Project, Field and BIM Managers to accelerate delivery, save money and reduce risk. BIM 360 gives project teams the tools to coordinate better, communicate more effectively, and resolve issues quickly, resulting in faster and more efficient project delivery. Built for architects, engineers and their project stakeholders, BIM 360 Team allows design teams to centralize project design information and provide easy access to extended team members. Connect your project team with one app to publish, manage, review, markup and approve all project plans, models and documents. Read More