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Lanmar’s Model Used in Proposed Alamo Master Plan

Lanmar Services is so excited to be part of the modeling and rendering team for this historic project! Read more about it here or watch the video: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Details-in-Alamo-plan-show-museum-with-rooftop-11066810.php  

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SPAR Presentation: Know What You Want – How to Start a Successful Scan-to-BIM Project

Because scanning is still an emerging technology, most first time AEC clients don’t even know the right questions to ask to ensure they get what they want out of the end product. That’s why we’ve developed a Project Kickstart Checklist

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New FAA Drone Regulations Open Up Opportunities for Scanning

The FAA implemented new commercial drone safety regulations this Monday, August 29th. They were designed to ensure commercial drones operate safely without stifling innovation. “With these rules, we have created an environment in which emerging technology can be rapidly introduced while

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ThinkBox Profiles Lanmar and How We Use Point Cloud Meshing

ThinkBox recently did a piece on how we utilize Sequoia in our work flow! Check out the article here: http://www.thinkboxsoftware.com/news/2016/1/25/thinkbox-softwares-sequoia-saves-time-for-lanmar-services.html  

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Meshing Point Clouds in Sequoia

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Sequoia is an auto extraction program, by the company Thinkbox Software, that automatically extracts geometry from a point cloud data. In this post, I will outline the workflow for meshing point clouds in Sequoia and then exporting these meshes for

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Auto Extraction

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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

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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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