eBIM™ have recently completed the 3d laser scan and modelling of part of a Titanium factory in Birmingham.
There was a small window of opportunity to carry out the survey while the furnaces were shut down for maintenance. Using the Focus 3D Laser scanner the whole survey was carried out in just a few hours.
Once cleaned and registered data was brought into Revit for modelling. The factory owners were looking to carry out a refit with two new furnaces being installed. eBIM™ were able to create a detailed 3D model that was exported as a .sat file for use in Inventor.
Once in Inventor the engineers could work out how the new furnaces could be fitted in place virtually, avoiding any clashes. Using the new 2012 pointcloud support Revit becomes a very versatile as built modelling tool.