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Matt Wheelis, Leica Geosystems

Podcast:
Learn more about 3D
laser scanning
Go to commercialarchitecturemagazine.
com/1710leica to hear Commercial Architecture editorial director Gary L.
Parr talk with Matt Wheelis of Leica
Geosystems about 3D-imaging laser
scanning technology in general and

Above. Once the unit completes a full scan, imagery, cloud points, and IR scans are wirelessly
transferred to an iPad pro.
Right. The BLK360 is light enough and small enough to fit, along with accessories, in a conventional messenger bag, making it easily transportable to virtually any location.

the BLK360 and the supporting data-management/manipulation technology in particular. It's a wide-ranging conversation that will help you better understand the scanning technology and how it

Small, lightweight, 3D-imaging laser scanner
The BLK360 3D-imaging laser scanner captures
building environments with full-color panoramic images overlaid on a high-accuracy point cloud.
The unit is encased in an aluminum housing, weighs
2.2 lb., measures 4 in. dia. and 6.5 in. tall, and is
designed to be transported in a standard messenger
bag. Scans are initiated by pushing a single button,
and the rechargeable battery can deliver more than
40 full scans. A full scan includes panoramic images
of the space, a laser scan, and a full complement of
thermal images. The scanner has a 60-meter measurement range for full dome scans. A complete fulldome laser scan, 3D panoramic image capture, and
transfer to an iPad Pro takes 3 min.
Once a scan is completed, the devices uses Autodesk's ReCap Pro 360 mobile app to stream image
and point cloud data to an iPad Pro. The app filters

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and registers scan data in real time. After capture,
the app makes it possible to transfer point-cloud to
a number of CAD, BIM, VR, and AR applications.
Integrating BLK360 and Autodesk software will
dramatically streamline the reality-capture process,
thereby opening this technology to non-surveying
individuals.
The BLK360 has 64 GB of onboard memory that
will store as many as 100 full scans when operated in
autonomous mode. The scanner acts as its own WiFi
hotspot; there is no need to have WiFi on a jobsite
to capture a scan. The integrated wireless LAN supports the 802.11 b/g/n standards. Note that if you
are using cloud-based collaboration tools you will
need to provide Internet access to transmit your reality capture data back to the office.
The scanner calculates 3D xyz coordinates using

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three measurements-a horizontal angle, a vertical
angle, and a slope distance from the scanner center to the measured point. This is referred to as a
"polar" measurement. In simple terms, the scanner's
3D accuracy is affected by the accuracy of the polar
measurements. The BLK360 has 3D point accuracies of 6 mm at 10 m and approximately 8 mm at
20 m (1/4 in. at 33 ft. and approx. 1/3 in. at 66 ft.,
respectively), 1 sigma. This makes the BLK360 an
excellent as-built measurement tool, especially combined with its ability to collect as many as 360,000
measurements/sec. and full HDR imagery at the
push of a button.
Leica Geosystems, Norcross, GA
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture October 2017

The Architects
Shaping Neighborhoods
Local Atmosphere
Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Decking Provides Venue Views
Exteriors Products
After The Storm
Lofty Windows
Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Windows & Doors Products
Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
UV Technology Fights Infection
Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Lighting & Electrical Products
Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Interiors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 4
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 5
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 6
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 7
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 9
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Shaping Neighborhoods
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 11
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 12
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 13
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 14
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 15
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 16
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 17
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Local Atmosphere
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 19
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 20
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 21
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 22
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 23
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 25
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 26
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Decking Provides Venue Views
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 29
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - After The Storm
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 31
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lofty Windows
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 37
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 39
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 41
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - UV Technology Fights Infection
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 44
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 48
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 51
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 56
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 58
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 59
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Interiors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 61
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 63
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Index
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover4
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