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What is Laser Scanning?

Our high definition laser scanners (HDS) accurately capture thousands of data points per second. This process allows a single team to collect and easily share all measurements,  from the  floor to ceiling.  This point cloud of data is a 3d representation of your facility that can be viewed by your entire CAD team. Laser scanning promotes a safe work environment, as there are few interruptions to operations. 

Why Laser Scanning?

In today’s environment, speed to market and reduced costs are critical. By utilizing laser scanning for documenting the conditions of your facility, project timelines can be shortened, project risk lowered, and costs reduced. This is accomplished by using a single team to capture the facility, and the following day, 3d data of the area can be delivered to the entire team in any location.  The most common question is how many square feet can be covered in a day? The answer is:  Typically 50,000 square feet depending on environment and complexity.



Access to the scan data can support multiple needs from general viewing to CAD users.  The data allows decisions to be made without interpretation of manual measurements and field sketches. Using the laser scan model, the CAD data can also be modeled accurately anywhere, and installation drawings are made using the true field conditions. Literally, the entire team can see the plant floor without travel and disruption to  operations.

Clash Detection • CAD Integration • Web Based Viewing

PMC Services

  • Data Capture
  • Laser Scan to CAD Modeling and Conversion
  • Process Consulting

Scanner Hardware and Software Sales

PMC is proud to partner with FARO and Autodesk to bring you the latest in scanning equipment and related software.  FARO's latest scanner offers a scanning range that is nearly 3 times greater than previous models.  With an integrated GPS receiver, the FARO Focus3D X 330 is ideal for survey based application.  Scanning data can be viewed and manipulated within the Autodesk Factory Design Suite environment.  Please contact us today for more information.  

 FARO Focus3D X 330 Laser Scanner Autodesk Factory Design Suite
  • High Scan Quality with Photo Realistic Style
  • Class 1 "Eye Safe" Laser
  • Scan from 330 Meter Away
  • Integrate 2d layouts with 3d Models of Machines and Facilities
  • Make Decisions Before Equipment is Installed
  • Improve Team Collaboration and Communication

Why Hire PMC for Your 3D Laser Scanning Project?

For the past decade, PMC has been utilizing the latest Laser Scanning technology and workflow to complete 3d models. PMC first applied the technology as a design productivity solution for General Motors. Recent successes include reverse engineering  and material handling  projects. Currently PMC is working closely with multiple major manufacturers  and technology providers such as Autodesk and FARO.

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Customer Feedback

“PMC has been instrumental in implementing 3d within our company…They made it possible for us to …jump ahead with our customers – ahead of all of our competitors.”       
- Major Material Handling Company, Projects Engineering Manager

“It is this kind of support that our company needed to help make this project a success and that will keep us coming back to PMC in the future.”
- Major Appliance Manufacturer, Director of Operations

“By constructing a graphic model, we were able to visualize patient traffic, and determine several operational conditions.” 
- Global EPCM firm,Business Leader, Health Care Studio
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