Non-Contact 3D Digitizers work without touching the object and without damaging it in any way. Once obtained, the object data can be stored digitally or output in analog form so it can be processed and utilized for a wide variety of purposes.
This is a revolutionary process because we can now digitally record artifacts and object previously unmeasurable because of their fragility. Optical measurement systems, or non-contact scanners, are ideally suited for multi-dimensional imaging and digitization of art objects and cultural heritage materials. The object data collected may be used to conserve art and cultural treasures, for study and research purposes, and as a powerful marketing tool.
Coventry, 7th July 2010 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and FARO (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announced their collaboration to add direct integration of point cloud data to AutoCAD 2011 software. FARO and Autodesk have also entered into an agreement for FARO to promote AutoCAD Plant 3D software as its preferred 3D modelling application for the process plant industry.
In addition, Autodesk announced the FARO Laser Scanner Photon as its preferred hardware for point cloud data capture of process plant facilities using AutoCAD Plant 3D.
We invite you to join our webinar: Scan Registration – Methods, Tools and Workflows on Thursday 1st July at 02:00PM (GMT).
In this webinar we will present different ways to align scan positions to each other (this is called ‘registration’). Topics like local registration, geo-referencing and automatic target identification will be discussed in detail.
Additionally we will introduce methods to increase the efficiency of the scanning process on-site as well as the registration in the office. This will be linked with explanations on various kinds of reference targets and their pros and cons.