We are about to start our second laser scan project. Although we were happy with the results of the last one, I think we can improve because of both our past project experience...and because we actually (sort of) know how to do it!
Last week, Tocci's Virtual Construction Coordinator & I received condensed trained on laser scanning.
It was really fun. We scanned the lobby of Tocci's office from three different places and tied them together in Leica Cyclone. We learned a little bit about modeling directly from the laser scan, and also how to create various deliverables from the scan data (PTS for NavisWorks, TruViews for the web). And now, we have a laser scanner for our use!
I don't think that we actually go out and scan a project right now, even with the appropriate tools, because it clearly takes quite a bit of experience to scan efficiently and effectively. However, I think we could perhaps do a small scan - maybe to verify accuracy of field installations or something. None the less, it was good to be exposed to the basics - it will definitely help us spell out the requirements for our upcoming project.