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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OAR Scanning?

OAR Scanning LLC deploys and helps our customers adopt 3D laser scanning, building information modeling (BIM), and point cloud data processing. We use reality capture and BIM solutions to collect detailed and accurate data of industrial spaces. We convert this data into a 3D model of physical spaces and objects. Utilizing Business Information Modeling (BIM), we help our customers design, construct, and manage their assets more efficiently and effectively. Once implemented, our customers enjoy faster and more accurate design, faster and less costly construction, and an opportunity to experiment and innovate with their assets. 

What services does OAR Scanning offer?

To ensure that our customer’s reality capture and BIM solutions implementation is successful, OAR Scanning offers a range of services:

  • 3D laser scanning: We use state-of-the-art scanners to capture accurate 3D data of physical spaces and objects.
  • Building information modeling (BIM): We use the data captured through laser scanning to create detailed 3D models of buildings and structures.
  • Point cloud data processing: We process raw point cloud data to extract useful information and create deliverables such as 3D models, 2D drawings, and more.
  • As-built documentation: We create as-built documentation of existing buildings and structures, providing accurate, up-to-date information for use in design and maintenance.
  • Scan to BIM: We take existing scan data and convert it into a BIM model for use in design and analysis.
  • BIM consulting and implementation: Our team of experts provide guidance and support to help you implement or progress your company’s adoption of BIM.
  • BIM coordination: Our team of BIM coordinators coordinate design and construction plans across all participating partners in your project. 
  • Construction verification: Our in house field technology group visits your site to capture progress and report. 
  • 3D model driven projects: we make your 3D model the document of truth throughout the lifecycle of your facility.  We coordinate work with all partners in your project to do so.
What industries does OAR Scanning serve?

OAR Scanning serves a wide range of industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, facility management, and more. We have experience working with clients in a variety of sectors, including commercial, residential, industrial, and governmental. Our focus right now is deploying BIM and reality capture solutions in the industrial and heavy industrial sectors.

What is the process for working with OAR Scanning?

The process for working with OAR Scanning varies depending on the project, needs of the client, and the service we are providing. However, here is a general outline of what you can expect:

  1. Contact us to discuss your project. 
  2. We will work with you to determine the scope of the project, the services required, and to develop a plan.
  3. We will conduct the necessary 3D laser scanning and data processing to capture and process the required data.
  4. We will use the data to create the desired deliverables, such as 3D models, 2D drawings, or as-built documentation.
  5. We will review the deliverables with you to ensure that they meet your needs and make any necessary revisions.
  6. Once the deliverables are approved, we will provide them to you in your desired format.
What is the accuracy of OAR Scanning's 3D laser scanning?

The accuracy of our 3D laser scanning is dependent on the needs specific project and the equipment being used. We use state-of-the-art scanners and follow strict quality control procedures to ensure that our scans are as accurate as possible. We can provide you with more specific information about the accuracy of our scans for your particular project upon request.

The accuracy of OAR’s scans is dependent on a variety of factors, including the inherent accuracy and calibration of the scanner, the methods used for establishing the scanner location, the point density, and the registration methods used to combine scans. OAR works closely with its clients to determine the required level of accuracy for each project, and employs a variety of methods to ensure that the final data meets these requirements.

Do you have experience working on large or complex projects?

Yes, we have experience working on a wide range of projects, including large and complex ones. 

Do you offer on-site training or support?

Yes, we offer on-site training and support to help our clients get the most out of our services. Our team is available to provide guidance and assistance as needed to ensure that you are able to effectively implement BIM and reality capture solutions and deliverables. 

What is OAR's process for scanning a facility?

OAR follows a 6-phase process for scanning a facility:

Phase 1: Project Planning – During this phase, OAR works with the client to establish the intended use of the data to be acquired, the level of accuracy and detail required, and any project management issues such as staffing, data security, and safety. OAR also ensures that all field equipment is calibrated and operating within manufacturer’s specifications.

Phase 2: System Calibration – In this phase, OAR calibrates the laser scanning equipment to ensure that it is operating at its highest accuracy. OAR also establishes the survey control network for the project, using either static or kinematic methods, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Phase 3: Data Collection – OAR collects the laser scan data using the calibrated equipment and survey control network. OAR pays close attention to point density, overlap, and scan orientation to ensure that the data is of the highest quality.

Phase 4: Data Processing – In this phase, OAR processes the raw scan data to create a point cloud, mesh, or 3D model. OAR also checks the data for accuracy and completeness, and makes any necessary adjustments.

Phase 5: Data Validation – OAR reviews the processed data with the client to ensure that it meets the required level of accuracy and detail. If a field check is necessary, OAR and the client return to the field to validate the data and ensure a unified acceptance of the final product.

Phase 6: Final Submission – Once all revisions have been made, OAR submits the final deliverables package to the client, including a complete set of official data and a final version of the project deliverables report.

What types of facilities does OAR scan?

OAR is capable of scanning a wide range of facilities, including buildings, infrastructure, and industrial sites. Some examples of facilities that OAR has previously scanned include office buildings, hospitals, airports, bridges, and manufacturing plants.

What software does OAR use for data processing?

OAR uses and can deploy a variety of software tools for our customers, including Leica Cyclone, Autodesk Recap, and Autodesk Revit. OAR is also proficient in using BIM Collaborate Pro for data management and collaboration.

How long does it take for OAR to complete a scan?

The duration of a scan is dependent on the size and complexity of the facility being scanned, as well as the required level of detail and accuracy. OAR works closely with its clients to determine the most efficient and cost-effective approach to each project, and provides detailed project schedules to ensure that all deadlines are met.

How much Does Scan to BIM cost?

There are several factors affecting the pricing of a scan to BIM service, including the complexity of the project, the size of the facility, the level of detail required, and the desired turnaround time. It can be challenging to provide a specific pricing estimate without more information about the specific project, but here are some general guidelines that you may find helpful when determining the price of your scan to BIM service:

  • Complexity of the project: Projects that are more complex, such as those with more intricate details or those that require more advanced scanning equipment may be more expensive to complete.
  • Size of the facility: Larger facilities may take longer to and require more resources to scan and model, which can impact the price of the service.
  • Level of detail required: If the client requires a high level of detail (LOD) in the 3D model, it may be more expensive to produce.
  • Turnaround time: Faster turnaround times may require more resources and may be more expensive.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the price of a scan to BIM service may vary depending on the specific needs and goals of the project.

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