Laser Scanning

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.


  • Additional dimensions can be easily measured once the scan data has been captured on site.
  • Ensure perfect fit from fabrication to installation.
  • When upgrading or introducing new equipment, this technology can simulate the changes as required and determine if there will be clashes with the proposed changes and what exists. 
  • Can prevent clashes between new and existing components or equipment by utilizing Point Cloud data of existing areas.
  • When planning upgrades and maintenance, as-is data is more accurate than design drawings since changes may have been made during construction or even previous maintenance that may not have been documented.
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for scaffolding is to obtain dimensions from elevated objects. This saves project cost and time.
  • AIMS can provide Point Cloud data in any format required by the end-user.

Other Services

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


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

Software & Training

Our training facility is a certified Autodesk Training Center as well as an Autodesk Certification Center and is outfitted to train up to 12 students

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.


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

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

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

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

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