Recently 3DC have expanded their 3D scanning services to enable the capturing of large spaces in stunning detail.  Previously existing technologies allowed 3D scanning of objects up to full vehicle size like this Misubshi example.

The latest technology allows long range scanning in 3D over large areas with unprecedented accuracy. For example, the FARO focus S350 has an extended scanning range, is small and highly portable.

This makes it ideal for long range scanning both indoor and outdoor.


Scanning range 0.6 – 350m
Accuracy 0.1mm / metre
3D Point Accuracy 2 @ 10m / 3.5 @ 20m
Speed Up to 1 million points / sec
Colour resolution Up to 165 megapixel colour
Field of view 300° vertical / 360° horizontal
Operating temperature 5°C – 40°C
Orientation Built-on electronic compass provides precise orientation
IP rating IP54


Long range scanning is widely becoming used as a fast and accurate method for collecting data on medium to large scale areas and structures. This is useful for 3D data collection in industries such as aerospace, nuclear, automotive, power, architectural, civil engineering, construction, industrial, any many others


The scanner creates a point cloud – a set of data points in 3D space. This integrates with industry standard CAD modelling solutions and architectural building information modelling (BIM) software. We can then use the point cloud data to overlay existing CAD data, create new CAD, create architectural/technical drawings, and to create full-blown HDR 3D virtual tours.

Scans from different rooms or areas of the same building are seamlessly stitched together in software, creating comprehensive 3D environments. Likewise, scans from different angles outside buildings (or other structures) combine to form a single 3D model.

Long range scanning
Long-range scan producing point cloud data


The process is fast and cost-effective; becoming an ever-growing, popular solution to time-consuming and dated methods of collecting large volumes of data. With a scanning speed up to one million points per second, even the largest sites are catered for.

As trained engineers we understand our clients’ perspectives and requirements. By utilising the latest, most accurate scanners and Scan HD’s experience, you get the best possible solution for your next project.


Please feel free to get in touch to share your project requirements to enable a full no-obligation quote to be provided. This can be done via our contact form. The key info we require is as follows:

  • Object/Space to be scanned (Pictures/address)
  • Approximate Size
  • Roughly when do you need the work completing

About US

The 3D Consultancy are an engineering led design and manufacturing consultancy providing technical solutions utilising CAD digital processes, advanced 3D printing/additive manufacturing, and 3D scanning.

If you have a technical challenge with very tight deadlines that require exacting specifications and an agile working approach to achieve results, then give us a call on 0203 092 4429 or send us an email for more information.