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PCL Construction and 3DR Sign Multiyear Drone Software Agreement

3DR is proud to announce that we’ve entered into a three-year corporate licensing agreement with PCL Construction to standardize on Site Scan across all of their districts, offices, and projects...

Thermal inspection

Site Scan thermal inspections If you fly any of the DJI M200 series drones—the M200, M210, or M210 RTK—then we’ve got good news: the Zenmuse XT thermal camera, powered by...

How to create Flight Plans

Flight Plans Often you will need to fly sites without access to wifi or a cellular network. Or you may need to plan a flight for a team member on a site...

Civil 3D – Create a surface from the Site Scan DTM

Site Scan is now producing Digital Terrain Models (DTM) as TIFF files. Our processing engine generates the DTM by removing the vertical features that are not “ground” or “road surface”. How do...

Integrate BIM 360 with Site Scan

Integrate BIM 360 with Site Scan Autodesk BIM 360 is the industry-leading construction management platform. Streamlining Site Scan data into your team’s BIM 360 workflows supercharges design, construction, and management...

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Using KML overlays for flight planning

When creating a flight plan in the Site Scan Field app, sometimes you need indicators to know exactly what area to survey or what areas to avoid. To do this,...

Admin Accounts: Roles and Permissions

    Types of Roles Organization admins control the highest-level security, manage members and data permissions. (Company UAS Program lead) Org full-access can do everything except manage other members’ permissions. (For internal users such...

Creating Contours from Point Cloud in Civil 3D

How to create contours using a point cloud Pre-requisites: When using the Point Cloud from Site Scan, you’ll need to convert the LAS into an RCS file first. 1. Insert your...

How to decimate a Point Cloud

This is how to decimate a point cloud in order to have smaller files sizes. We will use CloudCompare. Please install in order to continue. Go to File -> Open the...

Resizing Orthomosaics (.tiff) using QGIS

Newer versions of Autodesk Civil3D may require resizing before opening large orthomosaics. If you’re having issues, you can try these steps: – Download and install QGIS 2.14.9 (Free) – Open...

Density Altitude – Safety considerations when flying at high altitude

Hot weather and high altitude are less than ideal environments for any aircraft. Density Altitude In standard conditions, true altitude (above sea level) = density altitude. However, if temperature increases...