Long range scanning

Using one of the most advanced technologies on the market, we carry out large-scale scans using a massive point cloud, capturing all the details of reality and bringing them to our screen easily and efficiently. The versatility of this technique allows its application in many sectors where precision is required in the documentation of large areas.


Large area scans offer us the possibility to document in 3D structures or buildings ranging from a few meters to several km in size. Our equipment allows us to register millions of points in a range of up to 330 m in a single position with an accuracy of ± 2 mm. The combination of several positions generates the possibility of documenting all types of structures such as interior or exterior of buildings, tunnels, production lines or industrial structures.

In recent years, thanks to this service, we have had the opportunity to participate in projects of various kinds both nationally and internationally, working in sectors such as construction, shipbuilding, automotive and aeronautics, architectural heritage, archaeology, industry 4.0, renewable energy or automation of structures.

Advantages of laser scanner

Laser scanner technology, already consolidated in recent years, allows the generation of a large number of points in a considerably short time, making it possible to reconstruct at any time a scene captured in a given instant. This is ideal for the realization of plans or for the documentation of spaces, which either by climatic actions or by the hand of man, are drastically modified. Another great advantage is the wide variety of producers that can be generated from the scan:

  • Point Clouds: Main document from scanning. It is a fundamental tool for documentation, restoration and decision making.
  • Polygon mesh: The next step is the generation of a solid model. Besides being an element of documentation, it has great advantages in visualization and modeling.
  • Orthophotos, CAD and BIM plans: information extracted from the previous points being the most common documents in 2D and 3D documentation.
  • Level curves, sections or deformation maps: example of the different information we can extract from the laser scanner, useful in many sectors.
  • Multimedia: The use of 3D data for videos, presentations, video games or web is becoming more and more common.


The experience of NovaScan3D and its technicians has allowed them to participate in different projects using the laser scanner in sectors such as

  • Renewable energies: documentation of solar panels and inspection of wind blades.
  • Industry 4.0: use of laser scanner for production improvement and educational purposes.
  • Structures analysis: study of planimetries for the positioning of structures.
  • Architecture: 2D AS-BUILT and BIM documentation
  • Heritage: scanning of large structures oriented to conservation, restoration or tourism.
  • Geology: documentation of geological structures.
  • Automotive, naval, aeronautical and aero-motor industry: scanning of production lines, dimension control for machinery installation, layout comparison or base document for modeling.
  • Civil works: documentation and inspection of tunnels and bridges.
  • Claims/Forensics
  • Video games and/or animations