There’s virtually no limit to what you can measure in 3D – as long as it’s not flat. Planners and designers benefit immensely nowadays from the boost to efficiency and lower costs that such 3D measurements offer. The technology used to achieve this records detailed dimensions that can be turned into precise planning data for further processing. What’s more, in many cases this also makes the planning process far more reliable. Questions can be answered so much more quickly and accurately – such as how to integrate a new machine into an existing line, or how ceiling heights vary throughout a historical building. The artisans at Fachwerkstatt Drücker GmbH, an interdisciplinary craft workshop in the German town of Rietberg, have accumulated extensive expertise in 3D measurements over the years, which they’re showcasing for the first time at HANNOVER MESSE 2018.
There’s no shortage of industrial uses for 3D measurements, either. For instance, buildings’ structures and fixtures can be recorded to produce a complete model that can be used to compile or compare inventory plans, perform evaluations for facility management or plan construction measures. Even complex buildings and structures can be recorded by varying the scanning position – without having to interrupt operations. The possibilities opened up by combining individual data sets to produce a complete model are virtually limitless – from planning extensions and optimizing processes to performing virtual collision assessments, to name just a few.