Advanced Solutions and 3DR to Offer Drone Data Solution to AEC Professionals

By Mike Ball / 12 Apr 2017
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Advanced Solutions has announced that it has entered into partnership with 3DR, the developer of Site Scan, a drone data platform for construction, which enables consumers to inspect, survey, and scan worksites safely and efficiently to deliver data for processing and analysis in the cloud.

Advanced Solutions Design Software has 30 years’ experience in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) industry as an Autodesk Platinum Partner. This partnership affords clients the opportunity to accelerate their businesses and obtain real-time site information, and the new offering will complement Advanced Solutions’ current products and services. Advanced Solutions will leverage proven AEC industry experience to ensure customers receive high-quality training and consulting services to support Site Scan and streamlining of existing workflows.

“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,” said 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 workflow is managed entirely from an iPad enabled with the Site Scan Field app designed specifically for the business user. The process begins with Site Scan developing a flight plan for the survey, then the drone autonomously executes the flight and proceeds to capture imagery. Upon capture, Site Scan begins processing and importing data.

The survey captures images to create high-resolution georeferenced maps and digital elevation models, while Site Scan captures imagery to create 3D models. Once Site Scan captures the high-resolution images, these images are uploaded to the 3DR Cloud and finally 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, Autodesk ReMake and more. Customers can calculate areas, volumes, and measure distances with Site Scan reality capture data for use in measuring stockpiles, gaining context for as-built conditions, as well as survey and mapping applications.

“Capturing site data today is costly, time-consuming, and often dangerous. 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,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR. “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.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact