Metalock Metrology in a Marine World
In Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 3D documentation is used to help design, construct and install various on-board systems. It provides designers and planners a helpful tool for collecting accurate documentation to create 3D models of the actual vessel configuration. The high level of precision measurement offered by this equipment is the key factor in producing that high-quality 3D documentation.
The FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D enables a fast and reliable scan of vessels and on-board systems. With great ease and flexibility, it can be installed in a few minutes on a tripod and set up. It scans surfaces with the laser beam in three dimensions and scans with millimetre precision space and surface geometries. The digital data can be imported in all standard CAD software solutions forming the basis for 3D plans and views and for different visualisations. The data is available in the long term and in a freely selectable level of detail.
The laser scanner equipment is light and portable weighing only 5.2 kilograms and you can also take measurement aboard the vessel while the vessel is at sea. The powerful FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D captures the as-is status in 360 degrees and provides the necessary data, reliably and quickly. The 3D laser scanner and the accompanying SCENE software are compatible with all commonly used software applications in the shipbuilding industry such as ShipConstructor, AVEVA, AutoCAD, Inventor, Navisworks, Catia, Bentley Microstation, NX and Pointools.