3D scanning and visualisation capabilities

Clients frequently contact us to request scanning and visualisation services, there are several reasons why these services are requested. They can be beneficial from the start of a project to the end, and sometimes for many years afterwards.



We'll look at how scanning services can aid in many situations and how they're used to save clients time and money.


Retrospective Modeling: This service is frequently used when a building has been modified and updated over time, but the original model has remained unchanged. We can give retrospective modelling services based on our scan and survey data, allowing past projects to be brought up to date with their current state while the model is unified and refreshed to match the current design.


Heritage Buildings: DigiCollab performs scanning work on heritage buildings. This is done to produce models and drawings where there are limited or no dimensional records. This not only provides up-to-date information but also helps to document some of the most historically rich structures.


Models for refurbishment and remodelling projects: One of the most popular requests we receive is to produce models for refurbishment and remodelling projects. Designers can use these models to better understand the interfaces and linkages between old and new models. In addition to standard measurements, we are frequently asked to provide 3D surveying to build massed models for space planning reasons. Our space planning models give the advantages of known volumes, heights, areas, wall thicknesses, and void depths.

Record of Installation — as part of our services, we can provide as-built scans and record scanning. This scanning has the advantage of allowing a comparison of the client brief and design intent to provide physical install conditions. This service gives the client peace of mind that the work has been executed correctly.


Scan-to-BIM. DigiCollab provides Scan-to-BIM services to develop intelligent models from survey data. The benefit is that these models are a digital representation of your asset, allowing you to see, plan, and maintain your building with accurate data.


Through our object creation service - 3D objects, models, and content libraries can all be created by us. We can convert current objects into precise model representations, whether it's bespoke laboratory equipment, mechanical components, or architectural accessories.


DigiCollab provides several different scanning and visualisation services, each bringing its unique benefits.


As you can see, there are many different reasons as to why a client may request scanning and visualisation services – and these span the whole life cycle of a building. For more information visit our scanning and Visualisation pages.


Content originally produced in 2019 and revisited in 2021