NEWS: Trimble to sell handheld 3D scanner for construction sites

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Collaboration with DotProduct aims to boost scanning technology adoption for building design and construction

Trimble is to sell DotProduct’s DPI-8 handheld 3D scanner as part of its portfolio of 3D scanning solutions for building construction.

The DPI-8 is designed to simplify the process of collecting “as-built” data to help effectively manage building projects. According to Trimble, this is done by lowering the cost of entry and reducing the technology barriers by making the device easy to use.

The handheld scanner is designed to enable contractors, engineers, field managers and site inspectors to capture and process accurate, high-quality, as-built spatial data.

The self-contained, lightweight design incorporates a 3D depth sensor and a commercial-grade Android tablet for one-hand operation.

The solution is powered by DotProduct’s Phi.3D software, which provides users with data-quality feedback while scanning and is designed to make it simple for novice users to produce accurate point clouds directly in the field.

Advanced compression technology is said to make it easier to pack and share point cloud data with others offsite.


One of the key features of the DPI-8 is its append data feature, lets the user stop and restart scans to ensure thorough collection of the entire scene.

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