Direct Dimensions: 3D Laser Scanning for Digital Modeling and Documentation
3D Laser ScanningFor Digital Modeling & Documentation
Company ProfileDirect Dimensions is dedicated to tackling the most difficultchallenges with the most advanced 3D technologiesavailable. Direct Dimensions’ staff has the tools andexperience to provide optimal solutions for any scale, frommicrons to meters.
HistoryDirect Dimensions was founded in 1995 to provide 3Dsolutions to the aerospace industry. Since then, we haveexpanded to 25 employees and have completed over 5000projects for automotive, industrial, medical, preservation,consumer product, and architecture clients.
StaffDirect Dimensions scanning technicians have worked inevery environment from jungle to city center to boiler-roombasements using a variety of scanning and digitizingplatforms.
ServicesDirect Dimensions provides a wide variety of services: • Laser Scanning • Digitizing • Reverse Engineering • Digital Modeling • Inspection/Analysis • Replication • Visualization/Animation • Product Representation • Training and Support
Art/Sculpture Industries Mechanical Design Automotive Aerospace Consumer Products Film Medical Archaeology Building/Facilities
Client ListDirect Dimensions has a long list of satisfied customers, including:
The Scanning ProcessLaser Scanner Target Laser Return Flight Laser Outbound To Target “Time of Flight” accurately determines targets position in 3D Space
ProductsDirect Dimensions is also a re-seller of a range of 3D solutions: Scanners/Digitizers
Products Choosing a Laser Scanner Close-up Artistic detail, Arch detail, Rooms, Buildings, Feature Detail Bas relief sculpture Large sculpture Landscapes Size 0-6 in 5-50 cm 25 cm – 2 m 2m+ 10 m + long-range spherical laserTime/Area (relative) scanner mid-range spherical laser scanner Increasing speed wide laser line scanner laser line scanner = relative volume measurementtt structured light 0.008 0.016 .025 0.04 0.08 0.25 .5 1 Increasing point spacing Resolution (inches)
Digitizers Portable Arm Probes• Range = 0 to 2 meters• Accuracy = +/- .024 mm• Ideal Applications • Automotive Parts • Aerospace Parts • Power Generation • “Geometric” Shapes
Laser Scanning Benefits Speed multiple personnel Hand Tape 100s of points per day 1 or 2 personnel TotalStation 500+ points per day 1 or more personnel GPS 1000+ points per day Laser 1 personnelScanning 100,000+ points per second
Existing Conditions 3D New VA Medical Center; Phase 4 Las Vegas, NV; January 2009 Client: Clark ConstructionScope of Work:• Direct Dimensions Inc. (DDI) digitally scanned nine rooms of the newly constructed VA Medical Center located in Las Vegas, NV.• Two DDI technicians, 4 days on site• DDI utilized the acquired scan data to create as-built surface models suitable for importation into client’s Navisworks software.• Scan data accuracies of +/- 0.25” were achieved for this project• Enhanced accuracy capabilities of +/- 0.020” are now possible
Existing Conditions Revit Holzapfel Hall University of Maryland College Park, MDScope of Work:• Direct Dimensions Inc. (DDI) digitally scanned the complete interior and exterior of Holzapfel Hall. • 100 + rooms • 334 scans• Two DDI technicians, 3 days on site• Work completed while building fully furnished and operational• All deliverables as “Native” Revit