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Redefining As-Builts with the RTC360 Laser Scanner

 

Revolutionize your AEC As-Builts with the RTC360 Laser Scanner

Twenty-four hours. That’s how quickly you can complete laser scanning and return high-value deliverables to project managers when you utilize the RTC360 laser scanner. It’s a substantial improvement over other approaches to produce as-builts and verify existing conditions.

People are easily achieving a 60% time savings and are able to deliver information the architects and engineers can work from the very next day. Therefore, giving them a huge advantage in overall production.

Redefining As-Builts with Point Clouds

The secret to RPG’s high-speed scanning operation is a combination of hardware, software and exploration. It started with a BLK360. Working with point clouds was initially overwhelming, but with support from Leica we quickly grew our laser scanning skill. RPG quickly added a P16, many more BLK360’s and an RTC360. As a result, a single person can quickly and accurately capture measurements for site surveys, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) documentation and as-builts. This saved a lot of time compared to sending a half-dozen engineers and architects to the jobsite with paper, pencils and tape measures.

Transforming Turnaround with In-Field Registration

Before the RTC360, on a typical project, a team can capture about 400 to 500 scans. With most laser scanners, the point cloud data from the scans then need to be aligned or registered in the office before it can be exported to a useful deliverable. Although software advances have made the registration process faster and more intuitive, it still takes time, which no one has.

With the RTC360, most of the registration work is completed as the scans are captured. Through a visual inertial system, or VIS, which uses five cameras or “eyes” and an inertial measurement unit (IMU), the laser scanner is able to “see” its surroundings and produce an accurate station-to-station position in the field. The scanner also supplements the point cloud data with high-quality HDR imaging. As a result, the work required in the office is practically eliminated.

The time savings from the ultrafast scanning and in-field registration have transformed the ability to deliver valuable information quickly. And with accurate 3D data there are no missed measurements or errors, which eliminates rework.

Contact RPG

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send us a message at info@rpg.com or via the contact form. Rather speak on the phone? Call us at (800) 521-6319.

Is it time to make the switch to a Cloud Network?


Completeit Gamechanger
Important factors for AEC companies to consider when upgrading to a Cloud-Based Network Solution.

The Cloud vs CAD

There’s been a recent surge of industry chatter regarding Cloud-based IT Networks and apps for the AEC. Understandably, there’s a hint of hesitation over jumping head first into fully adopting a cloud-based network. After all, the typical AEC environment now involves running CAD applications and storing large files. Not to mention, the idea of completely overhauling your IT strategy can seem daunting and complicated. Enter RPG’s CompleteIT – A comprehensive Cloud solution with a variety of options for complex environments, including solutions with CAD in mind!

What does the migration process entail?

Last March, RPG decided to take the plunge and migrate to CompleteIT.  The preparation for migration was based upon our custom CompleteIT solution. We’re happy to report that the transition process went smoother than anticipated. While we did experience a few hours of downtime to get up and running, once migration was completed, a simple sign in process using the easy-to-follow instructions revealed a full upgrade of all software!

RPG has incredible peace of mind in knowing we are subscribed to the most secure private cloud network in the entire country with the crucial addition of disaster recovery. Our team now enjoys the benefit of full network accessibility from any device. Plus, if we do happen to run into a technical error or snafu, customer service is on standby 24/7 via email and phone to quickly resolve it.  Now, instead of focusing on the endless needs that arise with a traditional IT network setup, we can focus on growing our business!

The Size of Your Firm

Is your company medium or large in size? If so, RPG’s CompleteIT can be extremely beneficial to your bottom line. The financial benefits come from its subscription-based pay model.  Your firm will only pay for the IT network you use on a per user, per month basis. This keeps costs affordable and streamlined. You’ll never have to be concerned with the extraneous expenses and investments associated with hardware and software. Plus, consolidating your IT network needs can take a lot off of your already full plate!

Meeting a variety of IT Network Needs

We already mentioned that RPG’s CompleteIT is the pinnacle in cloud-based security, but there’s several other perks that set it apart. Hiring more staff quickly or opening a new branch? Not a problem for RPG’s CompleteIT. Its scalability means whether you are growing or downsizing, your business needs are always met. The workflow advantages come from its mobility, truly making it a productivity gamechanger. Each member of your team will be able to access the full company network from any device, therefore improving communication, collaboration, and response!

Contact RPG

Click here to learn more information on RPG’s CompleteIT.  Feel free to send us a message at info@rpg.com or via the contact form to learn more about this Cloud-Based IT Network solution. Rather speak on the phone? Call us at (800) 521-6319.

Arcadis BLK360 Case Study

The Leica BLK360 is already changing the game for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industries. It is affordable, easy to use, and provides fantastic data for 3D models. Renting the Leica BLK360 will propel your business into the future.

  1. SIMPLE

For those who are already familiar with 3D laser scanners, you know how important it is to get familiar with your machine and its settings. The scanner is extremely easy to use. If you can push a single button, then you can scan. The scanner has a single button on the front that turns it on and can start the scan. All of RPG’s rental scanners include an iPad Pro with Recap Pro Mobile installed. The scanner automatically uploads the scan and image data directly to Recap where you can export it to your Revit environment. All of our rental packages include user friendly instructions to prevent a delay in adopting a new scanning workflow.

  1. FAST

There are multiple, all easy-to-use workflows to choose from. Integrating  the Recap Pro Mobile application into the BLK360 workflow drastically improves the speed of your project. You are able to review the data within a few minutes of the scan being completed and quickly check the scan for blind spots. You can address any issues at the moment instead of finding out you missed pertinent information until you were back at the office.

  1. VERSATILE

While RPG is committed to supporting AEC industries, the BLK360 is being use in some of the widest scanning applications. The BLK360 is used in cinematography, interior design, virtual reality, augmented reality, and video game production. The Leica BLK360 can handle your project.

The BLK360 is aware of its position within a space. For bigger projects, the scanner understands where you position it within the room and then tracks your movement within the space for the second scan. Then the Recap Pro Mobile application ties the point cloud data together so you have a comprehensive scan of the space.

  1. AFFORDABLE

With most scanners ranging between $70,000 and $120,000+, the BLK360 is a steal at $18,500. Do you want to test the Leica BLK360 before you buy? Or do you need the scanner for just a few projects? Simply rent from RPG. For a weekly price of $869 you can use the scanner on your next project. Furthermore, we will discount half of the rental fee when purchasing a BLK360 from RPG. Want to take advantage of this opportunity? Contact us to get the process started, or reserve now.

Check out the video to see everything that comes with our BLK360 rental package:

Streamlining Design with Construction Scanning Services

It’s no secret that 3D laser scanning has recently become a leading trend within the A/E/C industry and its growing popularity is unsurprising.  The impact can be attributed to its many perks, such as: assessing building conditions more accurately, reducing rework, providing more competitive bids, and aiding in the creation of highly detailed BIM models.

Perhaps you have done some 3D laser scanning in the past but aren’t quite sure how to translate that data into something meaningful. Maybe the learning curve involved in processing the data has made you apprehensive to give 3D scanning a try at all. At the end of the day, what you do with the captured 3D scan data is what truly matters. That’s why investing in comprehensive construction scanning services can be a huge benefit for your company.

Construction scanning services combine 3D laser scanning and 3D visualization solutions as a more accurate and efficient way to support your planning, designing, and construction. By having large elements of your scanning project completed offsite, you free up more time (and budget) to effectively manage other aspects of your ongoing list of projects.

Some key advantages of utilizing Construction Scanning Services include:

  • Receiving incredibly accurate as-built files/data delivered on your timeline in your preferred format
  • Eliminating the learning curve involved in 3D scan data processing software
  • Promoting an accelerated end-to-end workflow
  • Rapidly increasing mobilization periods

RPG has recently added construction scanning services to our expansive repertoire. Each project is customizable to your specific needs. We begin each project with your end goal in mind.  Do you need assistance converting captured reality into immersive data? Our team of specialists is available to help transform your scan data into a precise as-built. We don’t just scan, we deliver solutions.

Do you require a full-scope, soup-to-nuts 3D laser scanning project? We can take care of that too. At project completion, we deliver your as-built data in the format that enables your desired business outcome, whether that be: a point cloud, mesh, CAD or REVIT file. Additionally, our trained and certified experts can provide you with the guidance and experience enabling you to capture your own data. We’ll even handle the post-processing, so you can begin the next project as quickly as possible. We look forward to working with you to make your next project productive and profitable!

Our clients include:

  • Owners & Developers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General Contractors
  • Specialty Subcontractors
  • Project Managers
  • Interior Designers
  • Historical Preservationists
  • Projection-Mapping & Video Professionals
  • Virtual Reality Developers
  • Gaming & Film Professionals

Interested in learning more? Please feel free to submit a web form HERE and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Do you want to speak with us directly? To reach us by phone: 301-498-3225, if you prefer email: info@rpg.com.

Why You Should Rent the BLK360

The Leica BLK360 is already changing the game for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industries. It is affordable, easy to use, and provides fantastic data for 3D models. Renting the Leica BLK360 will propel your business into the future.

  1. SIMPLE

For those who are already familiar with 3D laser scanners, you know how important it is to get familiar with your machine and its settings. The scanner is extremely easy to use. If you can push a single button, then you can scan. The scanner has a single button on the front that turns it on and can start the scan. All of RPG’s rental scanners include an iPad Pro with Recap Pro Mobile installed. The scanner automatically uploads the scan and image data directly to Recap where you can export it to your Revit environment. All of our rental packages include user friendly instructions to prevent a delay in adopting a new scanning workflow.

  1. FAST

There are multiple, all easy-to-use workflows to choose from. Integrating  the Recap Pro Mobile application into the BLK360 workflow drastically improves the speed of your project. You are able to review the data within a few minutes of the scan being completed and quickly check the scan for blind spots. You can address any issues at the moment instead of finding out you missed pertinent information until you were back at the office.

  1. VERSATILE

While RPG is committed to supporting AEC industries, the BLK360 is being use in some of the widest scanning applications. The BLK360 is used in cinematography, interior design, virtual reality, augmented reality, and video game production. The Leica BLK360 can handle your project.

The BLK360 is aware of its position within a space. For bigger projects, the scanner understands where you position it within the room and then tracks your movement within the space for the second scan. Then the Recap Pro Mobile application ties the point cloud data together so you have a comprehensive scan of the space.

  1. AFFORDABLE

With most scanners ranging between $70,000 and $120,000+, the BLK360 is a steal at $18,500. Do you want to test the Leica BLK360 before you buy? Or do you need the scanner for just a few projects? Simply rent from RPG. For a weekly price of $869 you can use the scanner on your next project. Furthermore, we will discount half of the rental fee when purchasing a BLK360 from RPG. Want to take advantage of this opportunity? Contact us to get the process started, or reserve now.

Check out the video to see everything that comes with our BLK360 rental package:

Dangers of Cyber Threats and Printer Security

Christian Slater, Jonathan Banks and Betty Adewole star in HP: The Wolf – True Alpha, an epic, global hunt about the dangers of cyber threats and printer security, from HP Studios and director Lance Acord.

Nothing Is Safe If Your Printers Aren’t HP Secure

In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company – from the mail room to the boardroom – through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs. This installment reinforces that printer security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or something at the perimeter. It’s a concern for everyone.

The new Wolf brings to the sphere of digital shorts all the sophistication and droll humor of a Bond movie. But inside that entertaining content is information that really matters. The series has already taught us that printer security could be a matter of life and death. Without the right defense tools, hackers can cause both monetary and political havoc around the globe.

HP is elevating their commitment to reinvent printer security through a broad range of partnerships, events and product innovations for the most secure devices, solutions and technologies.

Contact RPG

Want to learn how RPG can improve your printer security?  Feel free to send us a message at info@rpg.com or via the contact form. Rather speak on the phone? Call us at (800) 521-6319.

We Have Migrated to CompleteIT

CompleteitIn an effort to streamline our IT needs, RPG recently migrated to CompleteIT. We’re happy to report the transition went better than expected. The process was seamless. With only a few hours of downtime during the migration, the adjustment period was painless. The 24/7/365 IT customer service is consistently responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. There are no hard-to-navigate applications or programs required.

After the migration was complete, a simple sign in process, using easy to follow instructions, revealed a full upgrade of all software. Our internet service and load times are now much faster. With data breaches popping up everywhere, keeping your company’s data protected is more crucial than ever. CompleteIT is the most secure private cloud in the country. When you choose CompleteIT you are also choosing enterprise level anti-malware, anti-spam, active monitoring, intrusion detections, and more key security measures. Additionally, CompleteIT offers incredible peace of mind via full disaster recovery. Stay protected and have a safety net!

Best of all, instead of focusing on IT, we can focus on growing our business, and so can you.

Contac RPG

Does this comprehensive IT solution sound appealing? Click here to learn more about RPG’s CompleteIT.  Feel free to send us a message at info@rpg.com or via the contact form. Rather speak on the phone? Call us at (800) 521-6319.

HP PageWide XL Demo

Check out the HP PageWide XL demo and learn about its many productivity enhancing features!

The first thing you’ll notice during the PageWide XL demo is its speed. It is fast. And the speed is not just an incremental improvement. It is revolutionary.

With most printers, the printhead needs to pass over the paper to print that section. Some printers have used multiple printheads to reduce the amount of space each head will need to cover. With the PageWide XL, there are eight printheads and those heads don’t have to move. This allows for lightning fast print speeds even at higher quality range.

While the PageWide XL does not market itself as an art level graphics printer, the results are very close to slower, higher quality printers.

The other notable feature is the seemingly easy maintenance. The printheads are designed to last for over a million square feet. And when they do need to be replaced, it is a snap out and snap in operation.

Contact RPG

Interested in an HP PageWide XL demo?  Feel free to send us a message at info@rpg.com or via the contact form. Rather speak on the phone? Call us at (800) 521-6319.