3D scanning for historic preservation is a huge industry. While F3's client base is more Industrial and energy based we do have a presence in this field.
One project that the firm is very proud of is the "Seine River Gig Nana" replica project.
Our client Mark Patton, approached us about performing 3D scanning and 3D CAD modeling to create a 1:1 plan set for fabrication. The task would prove challenging on Mark's part and ours. For starters Mark had to get permission from the owner in France, Patrick Bigand, which Mark successfully did. Then he had to get approval from the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum where the boat resides. He was successful, but they only gave us a 4 1/2 hour window to perform the measurements.
After all the permissions were out of the way, the team executed the 3D laser scan with perfection. We used two Leica ScanStatioin C10s and captured the data with time to spare, the point cloud data is displayed in the screenshot below.
The video below shows the 3D scanning process in action:
We thank Mark Patton for letting us be a small part of this project and look forward to the final results of the project.