As-Built Drawings with Virtual Tours Save Costly Mistakes
Whether you’re about to start a remodel or have just put the finishing touches on a completed architectural project, our Reality Capture services allow you to get BOTH visual and digital information about the current building conditions.
Our 4K 3D Enhanced Virtual Tours of architectural spaces are infused with reliable and accurate measurements of “as-built” conditions. As a Virtual Tour, you can walk through a room as if you were there in person. You can zoom in on details, look around corners, and quickly jump between floor plan view and the 3D dollhouse perspective. This quick and easy to use virtual tour can give you a clear overall sense of space during any stage of an architectural project.
Our Enhanced Virtual Tours can be then converted into a point cloud and used to create As-Built Drawings such as:
- Standard and Architectural Floor Plans
- Elevation Drawings
- Sectional Drawings
- Roof Plans
- MEC Plans
- 3D BIM models like Revit and SketchUp
Whether you’re building is a residential remodel or multi-story apartment project, we can scan multiple floors and spaces as large as 250,000sq/ft in a single model.
Scan to Plan
With the data collected from our scans, we can output an XYZ Color Point Cloud that can then be utilized in any CAD or BIM workflow including Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and more.
Using the 3D Model we create of as-built conditions, we can deliver to you a variety of professional-grade 2D plans including Schematic Floor Plans, Elevations, Reflected Ceiling Plans, Electrical and Lighting Plans, Equipment Plans, and more.
Helpful During the Entire Architectural Lifecycle
Virtual Tours are helpful in all stages of an architectural project.
- Use a Virtual Tour as a reference to existing conditions
- Get on the fly measurements of any object, wall, floor, and ceiling of the space scanned.
- Share the tour with contractors to get more accurate bids.
- You can revisit the tour anytime to answer important design questions like, “Will this couch fit through the door?”
- Use Virtual Tours to verify construction milestones
- Add tags to points of interest for your sub-contractors (it’s like having virtual blue tape for your punch list)
- Check for errors and build out mistakes
- Create a full 3D digital twin for the owner/operator to use as digital documentation
- Showcase your finished project to prospective customers
- Use tags and embed information like descriptions, URLs, and even video embeds!
Accurate Data. Anytime. Anywhere.
The Color Point Cloud we capture for you is helpful because of the versatility of the data collected. Instead of measuring by hand and creating a 3D model from scratch, we can take the 3D Mesh created by our structured light and LiDAR cameras to create BIM models that are 97-99.9% accurate of real-world conditions. We can also use the subsequent scans of spaces for collision detection and error reporting. Upon completion of a project, we can scan the final project for a record of development.
Reality Capture Services Ends Wasted Time and Effort
With Enhanced Virtual Tours and 3D Scanning, you won’t have to spend hours driving to a job site, measuring all the rooms by hand, taking lots of iPhone photos to organize later, and then translate all the info for you subs to get their bids. There’s one accurate place for all interested parties to see the space in as-built conditions.
Ongoing Virtual Tours during construction will help you avoid costly mistakes and save you and your client money in the long run.
Once a project is complete, Virtual Tours can also be used as a selling tool to showcase your creative design solutions and give a realistic view of your projects.
Imagine being able to take your out of town clients on a tour of your favorite projects in person. How easy would it be to sell them on the idea of a cool feature wall if they could see it in real life?
Let Us Help You With Your Reality Capture Needs
With 18 years of architectural imaging experience, Lincoln Barbour Studio is the perfect partner to help you get beautiful virtual tours and accurate reliable 3D scanned data of as-built conditions.
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