PLANNING YOUR CAPTURE PATH

Planning a capture path is essential to getting a complete 3D site model. Failing a clear path results in incomplete models, which leads to poor quality control reports.

It’s like planning to go to the beach in the summer without sunscreen. You will have fun at the beach, but feel the sunburn after leaving! Don’t get burned; plan!

STEP 1: DETERMINE CAPTURE ZONES AND TIME LENGTH BASED ON SIZE OF PROJECT

  • Capture each floor separately. 
  • Approximately 1000 sq. ft. may be captured in 1 minute. Spaces with many small rooms or congested areas take longer and open spaces may be capture faster.
  • If the space is larger than 30,000 sqft, then consider splitting the capture into multiple captures.

STEP 2: REVIEW THE FLOORPLAN FOR THE BEST CAPTURE PATH.

This should include noting:

  • Starting point and end point should be the same. 
  • Adequate lighting in areas being captured
  • Spending more time in large spaces
  • Removing obstacles or walking around them 
  • Include redundancy in your path

STEP 3: MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS YOU WILL NEED TO WALK SLOWLY:

  • Dark areas
  • Around corners 
  • Narrow spaces
  • Through Doorways

    STEP 4: READY TO CAPTURE!

    Once Steps 1,2,3 are clear you’re ready to take take you first capture. Here is an example of a good capture path ( in green) and a bad capture path (in yellow).

    IT’S GOING TO TURN OUT GREAT!

    NEXT: TAKE YOUR CAPTURE.

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