Historic Preservation with 3D Digital Modeling
Capturing Data with 3D Digital Modeling Aides in Historic Preservation
Scanning allows digital copies to be made of any building element, often while it still remains set into the buildings fabric. The resulting digital file is used as a means for making a 3d printed or formed replica at any scale, for use in restoration or fundraising efforts.
Using a 3d scanner, sections and elements of a building can be scanned to form a highly detailed 3d digital dataset. This data can be enhanced in the computer, allowing for virtual repair of damaged areas or weathering. The final data file is then used for 3d printing or CNC machine cutting for replication of the element.
Large portions of buildings can be scanned, providing for a file that can be used for 3d printing or virtual imagery.