Scan-to-BIM is an exciting new technology that allows one to create a point cloud by scanning a building with lasers, and then import said cloud into a BIM software suite which will automatically recognize architectural elements such as doors, windows and columns. It stands poised to revolutionize the way engineering firms do business.
However, developing an in-house scan-to-BIM team is a pricey task to undertake. Not only will the software and equipment put a dent in the budget, but it can take far too long to train a suitable team to use it.
Outsourcing scan-to-BIM services is an effective way to integrate it into your company’s operating procedures without investing in costly infrastructure. Here’s 4 advantages to hiring a firm specializing in scan-to-BIM.
1. Save money on software
The BIM software modeling tools necessary to implement scan-to-BIM are alarmingly expensive. A contract with an outside firm is much less in cost, and thus is the most budget-friendly option for your company.
2. No need to hire or train personnel
Scan-to-BIM is a new field and if you’re like most companies, it’s one that most of your existing personnel have had no experience with. There’s no need to waste valuable months on training staff or searching for experienced hires when you can simply hire a contractor.
3. Years of experience ensures quick troubleshooting
There are always unexpected pitfalls that come with every new technology. Procedures for troubleshooting are not yet as established as with older engineering fields, which makes experience more important than ever. A firm that regularly engages in scan-to-BIM projects will have the know-how necessary to efficiently deal with problems as they come.
4. Quality and speed rules above all
Time is money, and once you’re known for speedy project completion, it’s the tipping point that ensures the success of your next bid. However, speed means nothing against poor quality of deliverables, which is all too common in the growing scan-to-BIM domain. Employ the services of an experienced firm that knows how to achieve high performance and quality within a suitably short period of time.
The Engineering Design is a CAD studio known for superior quality in all areas of engineering drafting. Contact us to learn more about how to contract our scan-to-BIM services for your next project.