3DR Expands Site Scan Drone Solution in AEC Industry


Diversified technology company Advanced Solutions Inc. has announced a partnership with commercial drone technology provider 3DR.

3DR is the developer of Site Scan, a drone data platform for construction. It enables consumers to inspect, survey and scan worksites in order to deliver data for processing and analysis in the cloud.

An Autodesk platinum partner, Advanced Solutions Design Software says it has 30 years’ experience in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Now, the company is partnering with 3DR to offer Site Scan as a way for clients to obtain real-time site information affordably and safely.

“Reality capture is swiftly altering the way professionals in the building industry collect and utilize information from the field to assist in a more informed decision-making process,” states Michael Golway, CEO of Advanced Solutions Inc. “We are enthusiastic how this new partnership with 3DR will enable our customers in the AEC industry to accelerate and benefit from their adoption of reality capture technologies.”

The Site Scan workflow is managed entirely from an iPad. First, Site Scan develops a flight plan for a survey; then the drone autonomously executes the flight and captures imagery. Site Scan then begins processing and importing data.

The images are uploaded to the 3DR Cloud and then to Autodesk ReCap. The resulting 2D orthographic view, 3D mesh and 3D point cloud are available for integration with many Autodesk technology solutions, such as Autodesk Infraworks, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk ReMake.

In turn, users can calculate areas and volumes and measure distances for use in measuring stockpiles or gaining context for as-built conditions, for example.

“Capturing site data today is costly, time-consuming and often dangerous,” notes Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR. “Drones can easily go where it is inefficient or unsafe for field personnel – making it easier to measure our world accurately so we can better manage it. We are delighted to partner with Autodesk platinum partner Advanced Solutions Design Software to deliver Site Scan, a complete solution drone data solution that saves time and money in construction.”

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