11 September 2017

CASE STUDY — Fast 3D mapping and "as built - as designed" analysis of a Le Corbusier style building in Italy


A pleasant Le Corbusier style building has been surveyed with HERON to analyze the structure realization and study how its shape could be inserted in the urban context.


Location Studio Santi Castel Goffredo, ItalyLocation Studio Santi Castel Goffredo, Italy

  • Location: Studio di Architettura e Ingegneria "Arnaldo Santi" of Castel Goffredo (North Italy)
  • Application: by Topotek Srl
  • Industry: Construction
  • Surveying system: HERON AC-1 Color


HERON has been able to impressively respond to the two main specific customer's needs:
  1. Check the correspondences between the existing BIM project (as designed) and the geometric results of the as built construction process.
  2. Carry on fast surveying of large areas, getting results almost in real time in order to quickly pass to a pre-projects analysis and operate in construction sites affected by fast changes.


IN DETAIL...

The entire survey of the indoor/outdoor parts of the site took about 10 minutes.

HERON survey of Studio Santi building
The surveying process at Studio Santi site by using HERON AC-1 mobile surveying system

After only 20 minutes of elaboration, a scaled plan view of the site was available and ready to be visualized in a CAD environment. The point cloud, obtained from HERON, has been moved into JRC 3D Reconstructor software where the BIM model of the building has been compared with the HERON point cloud model.


Revit model of Studio Santi building
The Autodesk Revit® model of the building, realized with a BIM approach

HERON and BIM models comparison in JRC 3D Reconstructor
The comparison between BIM model and Heron data in JRC 3D Recconstructor

The results show the good correspondence (2-3 cm of differences measured) between the BIM model and the reality. The experience has shown the high productivity and accuracy (tested with few control points) of the HERON SLAM approach thanks to a high resolution 32 lines Velodyne rotating laser scanner and a robust patented "global optimization" approach.

HERON Global Optimization
The result of the global optimization process

In order to insert the 3D survey of the building within a new survey of the city center, the HERON automatic self localization function has been used. The HERON post processed point cloud model of the building was loaded inside HERON that used it as reference model. Coming back to the site some days after the first acquisition, HERON was able to automatically recognize its position respect to the point cloud reference model and start mapping the city center. In this way, the 3D fast mapping model of the town has been easily joined to the 3D model of the building, without using targets or reference points.

heron blue print of studio santi mantova italy
Fast blue print image of the 3D mapping of Castel Goffredo town

The town survey required 3 hours, at a normal walking speed, without care of sky visibility and without need local calibration. Stairs, trees, different geometries are not a problem for HERON and the 3D survey data are directly visible, in real time, on the touch screen control unit provided with the instrument. The first result of the HERON survey is the so called "fast blue print image": an easy result that can be immediately imported in a CAD software without any other 3D point cloud data processing.

heron blue print of studio santi mantova italy
Fast blue print images of the 3D mapping of Castel Goffredo town, including the Studio Santi site


WHAT THE BENEFITS OF HERON TECHNOLOGY?
  • HERON can strongly support the construction sites in fast "as built - as designed" analysis, where a 2-3 cm accuracy can be acceptable.
  • The automatic geo-localization capability can introduce the innovative fast and frequent 3D models updating services, carried on by operators with basic knowledge in surveying and geolocalization.

Thanks to Studio di Architettura e Ingegneria "Arnaldo Santi" and Topotek Srl

1 August 2017

PRESS RELEASE — New JRC 3D Reconstructor® 3.3.1

1st August, 2017, Italy — We are glad to share with you the latest improvements of JRC 3D Reconstructor 3.3.1. In this release some small bugs fixed and new features for a more flexible and smart post-processing experience implemented!

JRC 3D Reconstructor can now automatically detect reference spheres (with registration or geo-referencing of single/multiple related scans) and also generate spherical 360° panorama images from RGB camera centered on a rotating 3D scanner head. See the full list of improvements


JRC 3D Reconstructor 3.3.1 what's new


DISCOVER . TRY . ENJOY

JRC 3D RECONSTRUCTOR 3.3.1




For more information or to receive a quotation, contact us: sales@gexcel.it

2 May 2017

EVENT — GEXCEL HERON is landing to GEO BUSINESS 2017









May, 2017, Brescia (Italy) — Are you coming to GEO BUSINESS SHOW in London and are you curious to see the new Gexcel HERON® system at work? Join the Gexcel's community!

Come to the Gexcel's Booth K14 and look at the HERON® mobile surveying system with its powerful and unique algorithm that makes the real time acquisition and the 3D model creation extremely smart and efficient!


...and don't miss the dedicated workshop!

WORKSHOP TUESDAY 23rd 16.15
Giorgia Rossi,Gexcel
HERON® THE WEARABLE MOBILE SURVEYING SYSTEM
Indoor or outdoor applications, walking or driving configuration able to provide 3D real time mapping, real time localization, change detection analysis and a powerful software brain to adjust and optimize scans. Access the Geo Business Agenda



For more information and appointments
please contact:

Giorgia Rossi arch.

International Sales Manager | Gexcel Srl
E. sales@gexcel.it
P. +39 030 65 95 001


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About Gexcel
Gexcel Srl has a rich history spanning more than 10 years of proven fully featured lidar and imagery analysis software packages as JRC 3D Reconstructor®, PointR3 and PixR3. Well-suited to all terrestrial, mobile and airborne scanners, Gexcel solutions are compatible and provided from all the main laser scanner manufacturers as DotProduct, Faro, Teledyne-Optech, Riegl, Stonex, Topcon, Trimble, Velodyne and Z+F. Gexcel Srl was established in 2007 from the academic know-how of the University of Brescia and the applied research achievements of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), located in Ispra (Italy).

13 April 2017

EVENT — HERON and Focus3D integration at the FARO 3D Conference 2017

April, 2017, Brescia (Italy) — Are you a FARO user and are you interested in learning more about the smart integration between your Focus3D scans and Gexcel HERON® 3D models?




Come to the FARO 3D Conference on April, 27th-28th (Germany): Gexcel will present this great innovation by showing a dedicated presentation focused on a real case where this technology has been used to speed up the surveying activities and furnish a complete final project. 

>> Register now <<  Come to the Conference and discover all the latest state of the art in reality capture, to exchange in technical meetings through real user examples and to discuss with experts.

Don't miss the Gexcel Presentation, on Thu, 27th at 9.45 amto see how easily HERON® can make your Focus3D laser scanner surveys more competitive and efficient in a very simple way! Access the complete Conference Agenda.



For more information and appointments
please contact:

Giorgia Rossi arch.
International Sales Manager | Gexcel Srl
E. sales@gexcel.it
P. +39 030 65 95 001


Subscribe the Gexcel's newsletter and follow us on our channels:
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About Gexcel
Gexcel Srl has a rich history spanning more than 10 years of proven fully featured lidar and imagery analysis software packages as JRC 3D Reconstructor®, PointR3 and PixR3. Well-suited to all terrestrial, mobile and airborne scanners, Gexcel solutions are compatible and provided from all the main laser scanner manufacturers as DotProduct, Faro, Teledyne-Optech, Riegl, Stonex, Topcon, Trimble and Z+F. Gexcel Srl was established in 2007 from the academic know-how of the University of Brescia and the applied research achievements of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), located in Ispra (Italy).

26 October 2016

PRESS RELEASE — HERON® The new real time mapping and tracking wearable system

October 26th, 2017, Brescia (Italy) — Great success at INTERGEO (Hamburg, Germany) for HERON®: the innovative indoor/outdoor real time mobile mapping and tracking wearable system, (composed by hardware and software), developed by Gexcel and European Commission Joint Research Centre.



HERON® is capable to support real time 3D measurements both in industrial plants and underground mining applications. HERON® does not use GNSS or precise IMU sensors, but just a clever and advanced algorithm.

Real time mapping, automatic localization, real time change detection system. This absolute innovative approach to manage the real time mapping and tracking indoor projects is opening new possibilities for industrial/nuclear plants surveying and tracking, underground mining, forest mapping.

Follow Gexcel on www.gexcel.it/en/heron-overview to find more on HERON® and its successfully applications.




About Gexcel
Gexcel Srl has a rich history spanning more than 10 years of proven fully featured lidar and imagery analysis software packages as JRC 3D Reconstructor®, PointR3 and PixR3. Well-suited to all terrestrial, mobile and airborne scanners, Gexcel solutions are compatible and provided from all the main laser scanner manufacturers as DotProduct, Faro, Teledyne-Optech, Riegl, Stonex, Topcon, Trimble and Z+F. Gexcel Srl was established in 2007 from the academic know-how of the University of Brescia and the applied research achievements of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), located in Ispra (Italy).

For more information please contact:
Giorgia Rossi arch. 
International Sales Manager | Gexcel Srl
Phone: +39 030 65 95 001

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6 July 2016

PRESS RELEASE — Gexcel at the FARO 3D USER CONFERENCE ASIA PACIFIC 2016

July 6th, 2016, Beijing (China) — On Friday 8th, during the FARO 3D User Conference (PRD JW Marriott Hotel Beijing),  Gexcel will present to the Asian market the innovative and outstanding software solutions to automatic align, organize and combine in a same project the FARO Focus3D static scans and the FARO Freestyle3D high resolution scans.
Learn more http://gexcel.it/en/faro-freestyle


Thanks to the collaboration with Guangzhou Scan Technology Ltd., the laser scanning 3D documentation surveying activities at the Foshan Chin Woo Assembly Hall (Chungshan Park, Foshan, China) will be presented. JRC 3D Reconstructor® has been successfully used for this important survey finalized to a restoration project. This example is a clear demonstration that using a powerful software like JRC 3D Reconstructor®, the data processing and the output extraction workflows give you excellent results in an easy and fast way.

Mr. Yangting, from Guangzhou Scan Technology Ltd., said:

«In 2016, Guangzhou Scan Technology Ltd. was commissioned by Chin Woo Athletic Association to conduct a survey of the assembly hall for restoration purpose. With the help of Faro Focus3D X130 scanner and Gexcel JRC 3D Reconstructor® software, a series of high-resolution point cloud images were generated and an accurate set of survey drawings were delivered later on as reference for restoration design in the coming future».



«Foshan Chin Woo Assembly Hall, located in Chungshan Park, Foshan, was the largest and most well preserved Chin Woo hall in China. Built in 1935 (24th year of the Republic), the exterior of the building had the elements of ancient Chinese architecture: a double-eaves hip-and-gable roof with green glazed roofing tiles. While looked from the outside, it was a traditional seven-bay-wide corridor building, a modern steel truss design was adopted to create a long-span, column-free space inside the stadium. In 1998, Chin Woo Assembly Hall has been officially approved by Foshan government as one of the municipal culture relics. It has been forced shut down in 2010, however, due to poor condition resulting from lack of proper maintenance».


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佛山精武体育会馆,是目前中国境内保存最好、规模最大的精武会馆。位于佛山禅城区中山公园内,建于1935年(中华民国二十四年)。该建筑外观为中国传统建筑形式,采用重檐歇山屋顶,上覆绿色琉璃瓦;下七开间柱廊,内部使用现代的钢结构桁架营造大跨度空间,是中国二十世纪初折衷主义现代建筑的代表作。1998年被佛山市政府认定为佛山市级别的文物保护单位。20104月,由于精武会馆建筑年久失修,精武体育会宣布闭馆。2016年思勘测绘技术有限公司受精武体育会委托,对该建筑进行三维激光测量。该项目使用Faro X130作为现场数据采集工具,并使用JRC 3D Reconstructor 进行三维点云的处理工作,获得的点云切片用于现状测绘图的绘制参考。最终的成果为达到修缮精度要求的测绘图。





About Gexcel
Gexcel Srl has a rich history spanning more than 10 years of proven fully featured lidar and imagery analysis software packages with the JRC 3D Reconstructor®, completely compatible with all terrestrial, mobile and airborne scanners from manufacturers such as Faro, Teledyne-Optech, Riegl, Stonex, Topcon, Trimble and Z+F. Gexcel Srl was established in 2007 from the academic know-how of the University of Brescia and the applied research achievements of the European Joint Research Centre (JRC), located in Ispra (Italy). Gexcel Srl is proud to support all major standard formats such as the ASTM E57 and LAS.

For more information please contact:
arch. Giorgia Rossi
International Sales Manager | Gexcel Srl
Phone: +39 030 65 95 001

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1 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE — Gexcel at SPAR Japan 2016

June 1st, 2016, Tokyo (Japan) — On Wednesday 1st, prof. Yoshiki Hori, Professor of History of Architecture and City Planning in Europe, from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design of Faculty of Human-Environment Studies of the Kyushu University (Japan), will present at SPAR Japan 2016 his research activities in 3D laser scanning surveying of international archeological sites.

At the same conference Mr. Muramatsu Kiyoshishin, Gexcel Japan technical manager, will chair a workshop focused on the use of the main Gexcel software for laser scanning, JRC 3D Reconstructor®.


The workshop will also introduce
- the new BIM&Industrial Plant Suite® (www.gexcel.it/en/software/suite)
- the new compatibility between DotProduct® data and JRC 3D Reconstructor® (www.gexcel.it/en/dot-product)


«JRC 3D Reconstructor® has been specifically designed to align or register many datasets and large volumes of point cloud data automatically. I can say that the point clouds processing engine of JRC 3D Reconstructor® can be used to improve the performance of the whole laser scanning data processing, providing a familiar software environment and meeting the needs of laser scanning data elaboration»

These are the considerations about JRC 3D Reconstructor® given to Gexcel Japan by Prof. Yoshiki Hori who has a long experience on the use of laser scanning for the documentation of ancient archeological sites around the world and, in particular, in Roman Archeological sites as Pompei and Ostia Antica in Italy.


Prof. Hori underlines that
«Many dense and extensive datasets of point clouds, resulting in many gigabyte of data, usually require large amount of RAM and a high performance graphics cards, but the crucial stage remain the process known as cloud alignment or registration, which is done using targets, such as spheres or checker boards. As that process is inevitable in terrestrial laser scanning, we have to spend much time and effort to align or register datasets increasing their size during the post-survey process».
Thanks to JRC 3D Reconstructor® now the data processing is faster than ever, in fact
«In my laboratory a few under or graduate students used to captured more than 30 datasets per day and the pre-registration process could not be completed until the next morning. Actually they do not work more so hard with the software but just running the pre-registration command. JRC 3D Reconstructor® has become essential for the process of integration and management of many point clouds in different formats produced by Leica, Faro, Teledyne-Optech, etc.»



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At SPAR Japan, Gexcel will also announce that, starting from 2016, has become the official representative of the SITECO RoadScanner  MOBILE MAPPING SYSTEM  in Asia Pacific. Configurable with various sensors and Inertial Navigation Systems, RoadScanner4 and RoadScanner Compact represent the right flexible choice for 3D mobile laser scanner surveying.

Find more information about the system solutions



About Gexcel
Gexcel Srl has a rich history spanning more than 10 years of proven fully featured lidar and imagery analysis software packages with the JRC 3D Reconstructor®, completely compatible with all terrestrial, mobile and airborne scanners from manufacturers such as Faro, Teledyne-Optech, Riegl, Stonex, Topcon, Trimble and Z+F. Gexcel Srl was established in 2007 from the academic know-how of the University of Brescia and the applied research achievements of the European Joint Research Centre (JRC), located in Ispra (Italy). Gexcel Srl is proud to support all major standard formats such as the ASTM E57 and LAS.

For more information please contact:arch. Giorgia Rossi
International Sales Manager | Gexcel Srl
Phone: +39 030 65 95 001

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