3D Laser Scanning

Leica P40 ScanStation

3D Laser Scanning is the process of High Definition Surveying (HDS), it allows reality capture of up to 1 million co-ordinated points per second. The combination of its long range, speed and remote capability results in data collection that was never possible with conventional survey techniques and significantly cuts down on site time and increases safety.

Ludgate Square Fly Through from ASES on Vimeo.

We use a combination of Faro and Leica technologies with integrated high definition cameras that collect photographs with each scan producing realistic, rich, 3d point clouds allowing complex structures and surfaces to be accurately surveyed and viewed with outputs to suit the client’s needs and project requirements.

A wide variety of format options allow importing into most 3rd party CAD software with deliverables ranging from 2D floor plans and elevations, to 3D rendered surfaces, solids and fly-throughs.

Clients can utilise AUTODESK’s RECAP, free of charge software to accurately view, inspect and obtain dimensions and co-ordinates from their survey, eliminating site re-visits.

Heritage Church

ASES uses 3D laser scanning for the following:

  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Detailed Elevation Surveys
  • Right of Light Surveys
  • Heritage
  • (BIM) Building Information Modelling
  • Volume Surveys
  • 3D Modelling & Rendering
  • Engineering Surveys/As Built Surveys
  • Verticality Surveys of structures
  • Clash Detection
  • Topographic Surveys



  • Property
  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Domestic
  • Oil & Gas
  • Architecture
  • Heritage


Point Cloud Format options:

  • PCG (.pcg)
  • E57 (.e57)
  • PTS (.pts)
  • PTX (.ptx)
  • Unified RCP (.rcp)
  • Unified RCS (.rcs)
  • Pointools POD (.pod)
  • Scene Scan File (.fls)
  • IGES (.igs)
  • DXF (.dxf)
  • XYZ Ascii (.xyz)
  • XYZ Binary (.xyb)
  • VRML (.wrl)