P40 RENTAL, P30 RENTAL – P20 RENTALS

P40 elevated.jpgADSK Solutions has elevated their rental pool. We have P40, P30, P20, C10, 7000 and other scanners available upon request. We aim to always have equipment available for rentals; if we don’t we will help you find what you are looking for.   RESERVE – CAPTURE – RETURN. Targets, target poles, elevated and inverted tri-pods available, and other scanning supplies are also available along with your scanner rentals. ADSK even offers UAV rentals upon request.

ADSK Solutions’s extremely tall, inverted, and easy to use tri-pod made capturing what was at first thought to be impossible, possible. This scan provided the data for the top of an extended construction crane. A simple turn of a power drill initiates the tripod to make it’s climb quickly with ease. No step ladders required. The same tripod was inverted to go where no man really wants to go, inside of a sewer manhole. The secure fasteners kept the scanner safe, and it eliminated those scary safety risks that we all encounter when we need to capture data in out of the ordinary places.

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Remote Lite app connects directly with Leica P-series scanners

Once in place, the scanner was controlled via an iPhone (an iPad is also capable of running a Leica Scanner). All of the standard commands are still available when utilizing handheld devices.

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We have to give a shout out to the extreme capabilities of Leica’s P40. It was made for extreme conditions, longer ranges, and the terrible weather no one wants to scan in, rain. The P40 and our inverted tripod will give your firm the advantage to get these “out of the ordinary” scans and set you apart from your competition. Add in the invaluable remote control capabilities using an iPhone or iPad and the options are limitless. These scanning solutions and the training to get you ready to take on that next “out of the ordinary scan” are always available at ADSKsolutions.com. Send us an email to inquire info@ADSKsolutions.com or give us a call at 248.906.ADSK (2375).

ADSK Solutions 3D scanner rental page.

 

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New Leica 3D laser scanners and software solutions

Contact ADSK Solutions - Leica GOLD dealer for complimentary presentation and VIP workflows to complete deliverables.

Contact ADSK Solutions for all of the latest insight and devlopments for new Leica 3D laser scanners, software and how this could impact you. 248-906-ADSK (2375)

What a great week at the SPAR conference! Leica Geosystems unveiled three new scanners, referred to as the P-Series, the P40, P30, and P16! These scanners have some really great advances for HDS workflows.  A few of these outstanding new features are listed below:

  • HDR Imaging (no more honeycomb images)
  • Scan in the rain and fog (IP54 rating for dust and water resistance)
  • Incredibly clean point clouds
  • Longer range (up to 270m)
  • -20 to +50 degrees C

*New firmware for P20 to be released May 1st. You don’t want to miss this upgrade!

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NEW STREAMING POINT CLOUDS

Leica Geosystems Announces New JetStream Software for CLOUDWORX, an Ultra-High-Speed Server for Laser Scan Data and Improved Project Data  Management Platform. Contact ADSK Solutions today to attend one of our live presentations! info@ADSKsolutions.com

                                

Streaming Laser Scan Data for Big Office Productivity Gains
Instantaneous loading of point cloud data sets of any size. No waiting, no “regens”, and no patchy screen.
Centralized “Project Vault” for Data Management
Leica JetStream Project Vault is a true archive of project data, including point clouds, images, saved clips and layers from Leica Cyclone, and survey control.
Flexible and Affordable Deployment
Affordable deployment options to support their usage needs.
6 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Contact ADSK Solutions Leica Geosystems GOLD dealer for details 248-906-ADSK (2375) – ADSKsolutions.com

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 New CLOUDWORX for Autodesk NAVIVISWORKS (NAVISWORX)

This new plug-in from Leica enables complete workflows for BIM. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing how buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built, and managed.  BIM for existing structures are captured with 3D laser scanners for providing as-built conditions in brilliant fidelity. Millions of photo realistic, accurate measurements can be acquired in seconds and they turn information into insight and deliver business value at every step in the process. Now with the new version of Cloudworx for Navisworks (NAVISWORX) points clouds can be seamlessly intergrated into the entire design process utilizing there native format.

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NEW LEICA GLOBAL TRUEVIEW

Leica Geosystems announces TruView Global                  TruViews are now accessible via any Internet browser, on any device, without a plug-in.

TruView Global, TruViews are now a viable deliverable to any client. Users will find all the same important, popular, and familiar TruView capabilities such as zoom, pan, measurement/mark-up, geotags, and navigation between scan locations, with added and improved offerings including mark-ups being centrally stored for immediate visibility across project partners/concurrent users. This creates a better collaborative environment with easier information sharing between stakeholders.

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TruView Global is also backwards compatible. All existing and previous TruViews can be imported and updated to the new TruView Global server format for improved access and collaboration—simply upload existing or new project data to the TruView Global server. Re-energising old projects with TruView Global offers end-users new capabilities from legacy data. All TruView Global point cloud views, from legacy or new data, will continue to take advantage of the “free for use” business model, allowing free access and viewing to end-users.

Lots of changes and more to come. Point clouds are becoming more and more common. Have you seen the hand scanners that are available? It’s time to take advanage of 3D laser scanning technology. Contact ADSK Solutions today for your complimentary presentation of scanning and crucial software workflows and solutions. I have been working with 3D laser scanners since 1998 and utilized the first 3D scanner Cyrax 2400 (now Leica) that was released for production use. I actually have it in my office and yes it still works!

TechKNOWLEDGEy is continously evolving; are you?

-info@ADSKsolutions.com-

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Chad Studer
Owner/President
ADSK Solutions, LLC
ADSKsolutions.com
Troy, MI

UAV (DRONE) TRAINING offered by ADSK Solutions

ADSK Solutions, Troy MI offeres UAV aka drone solutions.

ADSK Solutions offers UAV aka Drone traning and solutions.

ADSK Solutions is a techKNOWLEDGEy Partner with a primary focus on reality computing. We are a Autodesk Silver Partner and provide rental solutions for UAVs, 3D laser scanning, static, hand held, mobile, and kinematic; we also offer reality capture solutions for your firm. Recently, we have discovered a need for UAV, or more commonly knowns as Drone, solutions and workflows.

Our UAV training provides the fundamental concepts for UAV flight training, UAV comparisons, FPV (first person point of view), ground station, (waypoints) video processing and a specialization in photo capture to pointcloud (3D model deliverables). Utilizing a GoPro camera ADSK can capture photos, provide flight paths which then allows us to capture topographical surveys. The deliverable is a 3D point cloud on survey control points.

ADSK Solutions photos returned as a point cloud in Autodesk ReCAP.

ADSK photos returned as a point cloud in Autodesk ReCAP.

ADSK Solutions ran a 40 minute flight path and captured our old office building in Troy, MI. Photos were submited to Autodesk ReCap and this 3D point cloud was returned the next day.

Video of this site was also captured when ADSK Solutions teamed with Autodesk and TJ McCue to present Autodesk 3DRV event. One of our guest speakers, Dr Arron Morris from Autodesk, presented the Phanton II and an incredable video that is available here.

ADSK SOLUTIONS first office building 850 Stephenson hwy, Troy, MI

ADSK SOLUTIONS first office building 850 Stephenson hwy, Troy, MI

ADSK Solutions 3D point cloud opened in the free version of Autodesk ReCAP. http://www.autodesk.com/products/recap/free-trial

ADSK SOLUTIONS, UAV point cloud inserted in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.

ADSK SOLUTIONS, UAV point cloud inserted in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.

ADSK Solutions certified professionals, utilizing InfraWorks 360 and Model Builder, created this site  and generated the pointcloud in 20 minutes!

ADSK Solutions creates 3D topographical surface from drone point cloud.

ADSK Solutions creates 3D topographical surface with single click from drone point cloud.

Once inserted into Civil 3D 2015 we were able to create a topographical surface with a single click using the new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Point Cloud Surface Extraction feature availabe on subscription website. Civil 3D points and feature lines could be added to complete topographical survey.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Point Cloud Surface Extraction

ADSK Solutions training includes all workflows above and covers all the functions of UAV to fly projects successfully. Contact us today and come test fly our drones, run a 3D laser scanner and obtain a better understanding of the functionality and benefits of utilizing Autodesk software. Below is a link to our ADSK Solutions Youtube page for more information about our company and drone projects. 248.906.ADSK – Info@ADSKsolutions.com

3D Laser Scanning on TV – TIME SCANNERS

I am very excited to announce that “Time Scanners” (http://www.pbs.org/program/time-scanners/) – a new TV series featuring Leica scanners and software being used to provide remarkable, new insights into iconic world heritage sites – will be premiering in the USA tonight (PBS @8:00pm Eastern; 7:00 pm Central; 8:00pm Pacific).

“Time Scanners” is, to date, the biggest & best exposure for laser scanning by far to the general public. Lauded as “amazing technology”, the show pairs Leica scanners and software with a renowned structural engineer (Steve Burrows, WSP) to provide viewers with a virtual journey back in time that unlocks some of the world’s oldest engineering mysteries.

The TV series began airing internationally in February and for many months all six episodes (Petra, Pyramids, St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), Coliseum, Machu Pichu, and Jerusalem) had found their way onto YouTube. However, YouTube versions are apparently no longer available, as they were apparently not formally unauthorized. So, if you want to see these shows, you can no longer simply look them up on YouTube. PBS is currently promoting a three-part series (Pyramids, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Petra), and may possibly opt to air the other three sites in the future.

Steve Burrows and Malcolm Williamson of Univ of Arkansas Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) gave a thrilling, standing-room-only presentation on Time Scanners at HxGN LIVE (picture below is Steve Burrows and myself after his presentation). Almost all of these sites had been scanned in the past and all had been studied by learned specialists for many, many years. So, what was the key to unlocking amazing, new secrets for this TV series? The key was putting rich, accurate, 3D scan data in front of the right person – in this case, Steve Burrows – who viewed the data with the eyes and experience of a world-class structural and building engineer. Another key was manipulating it (done by CAST staff) and viewing it in just the right way for him. The importance of those general ideas – providing the right deliverable to the right person – carry well beyond this TV series.
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If you’re into scanning and want your friends & family to appreciate the technology you use, have them watch this if they can. Also, anyone into construction or architecture will love these shows, so pass the word.

For additional information about the teams behind this series and each site, see this link for Atlantic Productions (UK), which produced the TV series: http://www.timescanners.com/us/

Enjoy!

Best regards
Geoff

CAPTURING & AUGMENTING TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION – NextWave Media Labs ………. JULY 16th – TROY, MI

ADSK Solutions is partnering with Autodesk to host a COMPLAMENTARY EVENT in TROY, MI. to showcase new technology around Reality Computing. 3D Laser scanning, target FREE registration, UAV’s, Flying cameras for 3D reconstructions, Autodesk ReCAP, Autodesk InfraWorks 360 preview and factory scanning workflows.

This event will showcase Robert Shear, Senior Director, Reality Solutions, Autodesk. Robert Shear leads the new Reality Capture division at Autodesk. You do not want to miss this presentation. He will speak about current technology and where it is going in the future. Reserve your seat TODAY!

JULY 16TH 1:30 PM - NEXTWAVE MEDIA LAB, TROY MI

JULY 16TH 1:30 PM – NEXTWAVE MEDIA LAB, TROY MI

Kinematic Mobile 3D Laser Scanning

Attach any static scanner that provides the profile option to the top of the trolly, golf cart, all-terrian vehical or use custom mount and actually walk with the system. The presentation below was provided from an event that ADSK Solutions provided at Comerica park (Tiger Stadium) in downtown Detroit. The data is captured, processed, and shown in Autodesk ReCap and Autodesk Infraworks 2014.

The PROSCAN system captures data INSIDE and OUTSIDE. The system is currently available for purchase and ADSK Solutions offer proof of concept projects. We are located in Troy, Michigan and looking  forward to your feedback. chadstuder@ADSKsolutions.com

Autodesk ReCap Pro available for Download

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Autodesk ReCap Pro provides the ability to register 3D laser scans together.
Watch Autodesk ReCAP Pro presentation in 3 minutes or less.

3D laser scanning provides the ability to capture existing as-built data. Millions of photo realistic and highly accurate 3D measurements can be acquired in seconds and collectively digitize any environment as a cloud of individual points. The 3D laser scanner is moved throughout the facility to capture data. Like placing pieces together to complete a puzzle. 3D laser scan locations must be tied together.

Autodesk ReCap Pro provides a seamless workflow to complete this with or WITHOUT utilizing targets. Simply match two points in plan-view with overlapping scandata and Autodesk ReCap Pro will run an algorithm to register both scan locations together. Once the algorithm is complete, accuracy of overlapping data is reported. Autodesk ReCap Pro can also combine scan locations from perspective views. This is often known as cloud to cloud registration. Select three points in each scan location and scan data is registered as one. Autodesk ReCap Pro has enhanced this workflow by providing images. Matching three points’ from side by side overlapping images has simplified the registration process. Once three points are matched in side by side photos a 3D registered point cloud is developed and a 3D virtual site is created replicating complete accurate as-built data of existing conditions. This 3D registered point cloud can be viewed in Autodesk ReCap. Measurements can be taken from anywhere within the virtual facility. Data can be placed on unique regions and turned off as required for renovations. Sections can be developed to compare 3D virtual site to existing 2D CAD drawings for verification of existing as-built data.

Autodesk REALITY CAPTURE TEAM has been busy. This team has only been together for a little more than a year and have already released Autodesk ReCap, ReCap Photo and ReCap PRO. Autodesk is dedicated to providing the best software in the world for utilizing Point clouds. I encourage everyone to get familiar with point clouds. Soon PC will stand for Point Clouds not personal computer.
Autodesk ReCap Pro Download

Cyclone 8.03 update and firmware release

Cyclone update 8.03 has been released to solve a couple of issues. Most noticable it provides the ability to import P20 data without requiring a network or wi-fi connection.
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Leica ScanStation P20 Firmware V1.21 05/29/2013 is available for the P20. Be sure to to install this on the P20 or blue coloring can appear during outside photos.
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Autodesk Announces ReCap

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Autodesk Announces ReCap

Create intelligent 3D data from photos and scans
Autodesk® ReCap delivers powerful and easy to use workflow on the desktop and in the cloud to create intelligent 3D models from laser scans and captured photos. Rather than beginning with a blank sheet, Autodesk ReCap now enables any designer, architect or engineer to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context from existing environments.
•Autodesk ReCap Studio – Seamlessly integrated with Autodesk Design and Creation suites, Autodesk ReCap Studio makes it easy to clean, organize, and visualize massive datasets captured from reality.

Download Autodesk ReCap Studio for FREE
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/

•Autodesk ReCap Photo – Autodesk ReCap Photo helps users create high-resolution textured 3D models from photos using the power of cloud computing. Autodesk ReCap Photo will be available April 12, 2013

View Autodesk ReCap Demo Video
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/limage?siteID=123112&imageID=21350560&id=21350471&preview=1

Brand NEW Leica HDS Scanner ???

Leica HDS has just released new firmware (C10_v2.70.0.700.fw) for the C10/C5. The firmware upgrades the current scanner and gives it the look and feel of a new scanner. If your CCP is current I would encourage updating the scanner immediately. Contact ADSK Solutions – Leica Gold Dealer chadstuder@ADSKsolutions.com for all Leica HDS upgrades and immediate software and scanning support.

UNITS CONVERTER

Leica provides a metric tape to measure the height from the scanner to a known point. This update provides a unit conversion icon and to enhance traversing workflows.

WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL FOR C10/C5 – Windy31 enables remote control from handheld devices such as the ipad and iphone.

SCAN TO USB DRIVE

Speed up data conversion by scanning directly to USB drive.

***Note: Recommended Flash Drives from existing clients to speed up data transfer.

http://www.corsair.com/cmfvya64gbgt2.html

Best Buy Geek Squad drives (4gbs – 5 mins)

FAVORITE SCAN BUTTON

Favorite Scan button is quicker than before

RESECTION FUNCTIONALITY

Resection allows calculating an unknown scanner position by measuring 2 or more targets with coordinates.

Please download and review Leica HDS Firmware to review all new features.

http://hds.leica-geosystems.com/en/Downloads-Firmware-Downloads_66265.htm