AVEVA, supplier of engineering IT systems for the process, energy and marine industries, has announced an alliance with Leica Geosystems HDS, Inc. (formerly Cyra), the 3D laser scanning products division of Leica Geosystems AG. The alliance is expected to bring significant improvements in the use of automatically captured ‘as-built’ plant information for new and ongoing engineering projects.
Leica’s laser scanning employs reflected lasers to create geometrically accurate digital models of existing structures. Increased recognition of the value of plant data and the need to execute revamp projects with minimum plant downtime, are fuelling the adoption of the technology (also known as High-Definition Surveying).
AVEVA has had an association with as-built data capture processes such as photogrammetry since the 1970s. This alliance will integrate state-of-the-art 3D, laser-scanned survey data with AVEVA’s VANTAGE Plant Design Management System (PDMS).
By using Leica’s laser-scanning hardware with Leica’s Cyclone software technology, engineers can process laser-scanned data directly for use with PDMS. Collaboration between the two companies will therefore deliver genuine advancements in utilizing point cloud data on projects.