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BluEntCAD Expands Scan to BIM Services for the North American Market

BluEntCAD is leading the switch to 3D laser scanning, and the market is propelling the movement forward.

Toronto, ON – January 16th 2017 – Scan to BIM is growing at a fast rate, and BluEnt has expanded its services to meet that growth.

To contextualize this surge in demand, let’s take a look at why the market is latching on to this ground-breaking technology.

What is 3D Laser Scanning?

BIM has been integrated into the majority of technology-conscious construction projects as a part of the modeling process. 

Scan to BIM technology is an add-on for Autodesk Revit that involves laser scanning to create a point cloud map of a structure. This can then be used to create a 3D model with precision beyond anything that has come before.

The concept started to gain popularity around two years ago. In recent months construction firms have been embracing the possibilities of Scan to Revit BIM services. The competitive advantage of point-to-cloud scanning is that it captures more detailed data with less time and resources compared to traditional survey methods.

Data for building exteriors, interiors, and landscapes can be obtained using Scan Data Revit. Combined with BIM capabilities, the tool is creating a brand-new approach to project workflow and coordination.

Considering that the NBS reported that the current pressing construction industry obstacles include inefficient project planning and improper site management, it’s no wonder that 3D Point Cloud adoption is taking off.

What is Scan to BIM used for?

Currently, the most widespread application of Scan to BIM is retrofit and conversion projects. The technology is the perfect tool for extracting comprehensive construction information from as-built buildings.

As urban areas in Canada such as Toronto have begun renovating and refurbishing older buildings at an increasing rate, implementing this technology is one method for construction companies to leverage quality and project efficiency

However, Scan data Revit isn’t just for construction firms. BIM Workshops recently identified four reasons why architects are other members of the AEC industry benefit just as much from the technology:

  1. Capture accurate measurements. Historically, this has been difficult in the AEC industry, as curves and extreme angles make it difficult to collect the necessary information. 3D point clouds bypass this process, scanning every surface from multiple angles so no estimation is required.
  2. Produce schematic designs. Scan to Revit BIM Services include a variety of CAD solutions, including site plans, floor plans, elevations, and 3D renderings.
  3. Track project management and quality control. Throughout construction, 3D laser scans can be used to for clash detection in real time. It can also be used to assess the need for alterations or additions based on what is being built.
  4. Understanding as-built conditions. There is a serious lack of documentation of most existing structures, which poses a problem for retrofits and facility management. Scan to BIM enables you to create the resources needed to undertake these projects with confidence.

BluEnt’s Response

The BluEnt BIM Studio is a leading provider of BIM services for Canadian builders, developers, contractors and engineering firms. Ever searching for the latest trends in technological innovation, our team  is excited about what the future has in store for Scan to BIM.

Our recent projects working with 3D point clouds combined with years of experience have allowed us to perfect the craft.

We look forward to pushing the limits of what’s possible in Scan to BIM.

Tim Johnson
Strategic Sourcing & Business Development Manager
BluEntCAD
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