What if... we can capture reality?

What is 3D laser scanning?

3D laser scanning is a technique used to measure buildings, project locations, and other elements and is a form of Reality Capturing. By measuring the reflections of laser beams, a realistic and detailed representation of reality is created.

By taking scans from different positions, a cloud of measurement points is created. These points are then connected to create a single file, the point cloud.

Intures uses four different instruments for Reality Capturing: NavVis VLX, FARO, Drones, and Detailscanners.

NavVis VLX

The NavVis VLX is a mobile laser scanner that enables buildings and project locations to be quickly captured through high reality capture. Due to the mobility of the scanner, we can work more flexibly, quickly and efficiently. This allows up to 80,000 square meters to be captured per day. At Intures, the NavVis is mainly used for creating floor plans.


FARO operates in the same way as the NavVis VLX, but is mounted on a tripod. Working with the FARO takes naturally longer than with the NavVis, but is extremely precise. This laser scanner is used for engineering applications, such as construction drawings.


Drones don't work based on laser scanning, but on photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is the interpretation and measurement of visual material to determine the dimensions, location, and shape of objects.

Based on drone footage, mesh models or surface models are created. Mesh models are made up of many triangles and are created from a point cloud. These are used for annotations during inspections.


We use the detailscanner to scan individual parts and spare parts of machines and industrial installations with an accuracy of up to one-tenth of a millimeter. With these scans, our engineers can then create a CAD model of your existing product. These 3D models are fully customizable and contain the necessary information to successfully manufacture the part. With this, we can replicate, repair, and even improve these parts. This process, in which an object is deconstructed, is also called reverse engineering.

Based on the detailscanner, we are even able to develop the scans into printed 3D models.


The possibilities offered by these laser scanners are almost endless: from individual scans and virtual tours to complete inspections and research. Some examples for which Intures provides services are:


  • Industry
  • Real estate
  • Architecture
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Infra & Civil Engineering

What can Intures scan for you:

  • Buildings
  • Machines
  • Monuments
  • Installations
  • Structures
  • Individual parts/spare parts

Why laser scanning?

The main added value that laser scanning offers is that the measuring process is faster and more accurate, and the complete information provision takes place digitally.

Building drawings can sometimes deviate from the actual situation. By minimizing the margin of error at the beginning of each process, the total costs of projects can be significantly reduced.

In addition, all the information we extract from the 3D scans and then input into drawing programs is digital. In this relatively simple way, you always have complete and up-to-date information about all assets at hand and you no longer overlook anything.

How does laser scanning work?

The NavVis VLX and FARO scanners measure millions of measurement points at the project location. These points reflect on the objects that the scanner measures. Then a 360-degree panoramic photo is placed over the measurement points. Each measurement point is given a color. This ultimately results in a colored point cloud, also known as a point cloud or 3D point cloud.

These results are processed in the design program, Revit/AutoCAD, and models are created, and any irregularities can be mapped out.

Why Intures?

Unlike many other providers, we not only perform the scans, but also use them for engineering and inspections themselves. In fact, we use the scans throughout the entire cycle. This way, we provide you with full support throughout the entire process.

Intures also uses the different forms of Reality Capturing complementarily to each other. With this flexibility, we can actually scan any location and any object for you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Our proces

1 Quotation

After you have submitted a request with us, we will quickly get in touch with you. Because we want to achieve the desired result together with you, it is important that we understand your wishes well. That is why we organize an introductory session in which we explain our entire process and provide you with information about the different models.

2 Taking inventory

Once we have mapped out your wishes, we can take inventory of your building. For this, we will consult existing archive drawings and your building file and assess whether they are still ``As-Built``.

3 Specification product

The next step is to determine the type of product you wish to receive. The types of products we can provide you with are: BIM model, Pointcloud, and As-Built drawings.

In addition, we will coordinate with you on how the model should look and which items/objects need to be precisely modeled. We also agree on which type of file we will deliver to you (Revit, AutoCAD, point cloud format or PDF) and the delivery date.

4 Laser scanning

If there are no usable archive drawings, we will visit your location to measure your site, building or object with the NavVis laser scanner. With our NavVis VLX, we can scan up to 80,000 m² per day.

5 Modelling

If we measure your location ourselves with our laser scanner, we will analyze the data and measure any irregularities. Then, we will create the agreed-upon model for you.

6 Handover

We will deliver the desired model to you. Subsequently, we will organize a meeting to address all of your questions and/or comments. After processing your feedback, we will deliver the final model with accompanying reports.

Interested in learning more about laser scanning or a demonstration?

Please contact Gijs Jansen.

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Call: +31 (0)251 - 25 60 60