3D plant imaging and modeling

Sheila Kennedy says improve design visualization as well as plant maintenance and expansion tasks.

Sheila Kennedy
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3D facility and equipment modeling improves design visualization as well as plant maintenance and expansion tasks. The U.S. General Services Administration is requiring phased 3D, 4D, and building information modeling (BIM) adoption for major projects receiving design funding because of the benefits. Integrated software and hardware Integrated 3D scanners and software simplify the modeling process. Focus3D X 330 laser scanners from Faro Technologies support design, build, maintenance, retrofit, and expansion processes by capturing point cloud data of assets and facilities. With Faro’s Scene and WebShare software, building owners can process, publish, and collaborate on…

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    3D facility and equipment modeling improves design visualization as well as plant maintenance and expansion tasks. The U.S. General Services Administration is requiring phased 3D, 4D, and building information modeling (BIM) adoption for major projects receiving design funding because of the…

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