Skyscraper Mechanical Rooms

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New York City, NY Lanmar modeled 7 floors of mechanical space in a 60 story New York City sky scraper. 3D Model Click the play button and use your mouse to spin the model. To switch to first person mode

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Casino Night at SPAR 2015


  Lanmar Services is excited to see you in Houston at SPAR in late March! We will be co-hosting a Casino Night at SPAR with Think Box, ClearEdge, ReproProducts Inc and UAV Expo. The Casino Night will be on April 1st

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Presentation at SPAR 2015

Tuesday March 31  3:30-5pm Larry will be presenting at SPAR International in Houston this year on how to create a strong and healthy business with scanning. This presentation focuses on assisting you in building a better business including techniques for surviving

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Auto Extraction


Anytime the word “auto” is used to reference a task, excitement flows through the air. The hope is that this automation will be a “cure-all” and save time and money. Auto extraction of information from point clouds certainly achieves this;

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BIM for Facilities Management

Industrial plants are dynamic environments where layouts constantly change due to innovation, technology wear-and-tear, as well as changes in regulatory measures. Traditionally, facilities managers had to maintain as-built or as-maintained plans, product information, and maintenance schedules separately. With the arrival of

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Targets and Scanning

The above images are of a few different types of targets that are used in 3d laser scanning.

Targets are physical objects that you set up on site that scanning software uses to tie together multiple scans. The process of tying together scans is called “registration.” If you have set up your targets correctly, the software will be

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Scanning in the Entertainment Industry

Although we predominantly focus on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, Lanmar will occasionally work on a project for the entertainment industry. We recently worked on a project that involved scanning several historic Texas stadiums for a movie and

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Augmented Reality to Showcase Your BIM


Like all marketing professionals in the AEC industry, I’m always looking for innovative ways to showcase our models. Recently, I experimented with using augmented reality apps for displaying our models and the results blew me away. In the past year,

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Laser Scanning vs. Photogrammetry

When it comes to documenting a project in 3D, you may find yourself comparing laser scanning and photogrammetry as possible solutions. Both technologies exist to achieve similar results, however depending on the scale of your project, desired level of accuracy

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What is not BIM

BIM is an acronym for Building Information Model. BIM is not a program. You do not get BIM just because you have a file that can be opened by a “BIM” program like Revit. Information is critical to the Building Information

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