Animated Movies

Using laser scanning technology, accurate 3D models can be created to scale which can then be utilized to simulate movements of components. This has been used to simulate valve removals, changing of components on equipment and even a safety orientation video by showing various muster points and evacuation routes.

TruViews

TruViews provide point cloud data in a format that is easily rendered in a web browser. This allows anyone to be able to view each scan location and the data captured. TruViews allow for a 360° view. Dimensions can be extracted from these TruViews and markups can be made which are easily shared among team members.

Software & Training

AIMS is a Certified Autodesk Learning Partner and our training facility is a certified Autodesk Training Center as well as an Autodesk Certification Center which is outfitted to train up to 25 students at a time. We offer distance learning by offering remote software installation for the training. Interactive lectures will be done using video conferencing to provide personal support to each student. AutoCAD is one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD design software tool which maximizes productivity by using powerful tools for design and documentation, connecting and streamlining your design and documentation workflows.

Revit Architecture is a specialized software used to create models of real-world structures and buildings. Revit Architecture is mainly utilized in building information modeling (BIM).

Our Authorized Training Center is ideal for training small teams and individuals. Some of the training packages include :

Dimensional Control

Dimensional control surveying is the technique of accurately obtaining measurements of an object in a 3-dimensional space and digitally re-creating it with precisely mapped measurements. These objects can then be analysed against their original design to easily identify inaccuracies.

Stockpiles

Volumetric analysis can be performed on stockpiles using 3D laser scanning. For large stockpiles of materials, it can be extremely difficult to determine the volume of the material. Using laser scanning  to capture the point cloud data of the stockpile, the volume can be determined regardless of size or shape.

Tank Calibration and Inspection

We offer reliable Tank Calibration and Inspection Services using innovative 3D Laser Scanning technology. The technology provides solutions to quickly capture high accuracy and high density data that is used to evaluate the conditions of tanks. With this data, we are able to locate areas of interest and visualize the entire tank structure as a three-dimensional object. 

Direct measurements, such as positions and size defects, as well as more detailed analysis of tank roundness and tilt can quickly be generated.  Being able to acquire and easily access this data saves time and money on projects. Traditionally, this process is done using a survey total station or manual strapping methods; however, these techniques are generally time intensive and are prone to measurement/human errors. 3D laser scanning alleviates these deficiencies by capturing millions of points on average in the same time it takes to capture one point with a total station.

Our specialized software evaluates the 3D point cloud data captured from inside or outside of a tank, and processes the data according to international codes and standards. All our volumetric strapping tables are generated in compliance with API 650, API 653 and API MPMS Chapter 2.2. By acquiring this data, inspectors are now able to locate areas of interest and visualize the entire tank structure as a three-dimensional object.

2D Engineering Drawings

With this technology, AIMS has the capacity to produce engineering drawings for facilities in a much-reduced time frame when compared to conventional methods. Accurate detailed drawings can be produced and delivered for the following list:

  • Piping
  • Architectural
  • Structural
  • HVAC
  • Vessels & Equipment
  • Electrical
  • General Arrangements
  • Plumbing
  • P&ID’s
  • Civil

3D Modeling

Using the industry’s leading software, modeling can be done efficiently and accurately, be it directly from an acquired point cloud using Leica’s Cyclone software or by further modeling into an intelligent model using CADWorx. AIMS has modeling technicians in-house to perform tasks at any of these stages, providing you with your requested models or designs by your designated deadlines.

Cyclone

The inherent completeness of 3D point clouds represents one of their major advantages over other sources of geometric information. Cyclone’s unique Object Database Client/Server software architecture provides the highest performance environment for laser scanning projects. Cyclone software makes it easy for users to manage data efficiently in databases. 

This versatile, powerful module enables professionals to use point clouds directly, to process them into objects for robust export into CAD (and other applications), and to allow robust import of data from CAD (and other applications). Cyclone has the industry’s largest, most complete and automated set of tools for accurately modeling 3D point clouds as CAD geometry or as meshes for engineering, surveying, construction, architectural and related applications.

CADWorx

Intergraph CADWorx Plant Design Suite is an integrated, complete AutoCAD-based software series for plant design that provides intelligent 3D models, advanced levels of automation, and easy-to-use drafting tools. The comprehensive series of design tools includes structural steel, equipment, process and instrument diagrams, and design review, plus automatic isometrics and bill of materials.

Since its introduction, CADWorx has revolutionized the plant design industry with its ease of use, flexibility, interconnectivity, and scalability.

Laser Scanning

3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive technology that digitally captures the surface of objects, and structures in the field of view of the scanner, and stores this in the form of “Point Cloud” data. The Point Cloud data may comprise millions of points that represent the scanned object, in a 3D virtual world as an exact replica of what exists. Typically, the Point Cloud data is used to create a scale digital model or a 3D graphical rendering. Point Cloud data is often used as a bridge between physical objects and modern manufacturing. This is achieved by converting the data into computer-aided design (CAD) models.

3D Laser Scanning is used to capture and analyze the “as-built” condition of facilities after construction. Typically, laser scanning technology is used to quickly inspect and determine overall dimensions, and rapidly detect issues that could delay repairs. 3D Laser Scanning is well suited to analyze bolt-hole locations, elevation changes, and abnormal orientation. 3D Laser Scanning can be used in combination with statistical analysis software to maintain and predict quality on a live plant or during the construction of a facility.

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