With ContextCapture, you can produce even the largest and most challenging 3D models
of existing real-world conditions, including scales as large as entire cities, from
simple photographs, in order to easily and quickly provide context for design,
construction, and operations decisions for all types of infrastructure projects
throughout the world.
LiDAR, Photographs or both
Hybrid processing in ContextCapture enables the creation of engineering-ready reality
meshes that incorporate the best of both worlds - the versatility and convenience of
high-resolution photography, supplemented, where needed, by additional accuracy of
point clouds from laser scanning.
Standard or Unlimited Version
Depending on your project and organizational needs, you can choose from ContextCapture or
ContextCapture Centre. If you are working on an individual desktop computer and you have
projects that require less than 300 gigapixels of imagery and/or 500 million points from
a laser scanner, ContextCapture is the perfect fit. If your projects are larger, or you
wish to utilize parallel processing and multiple desktops and servers to speed processing,
or you want access to the software development kit to develop custom solutions, ContextCapture
Centre is perfect for your needs.
Australian's call 1300 762 614 to inquire about these innovative products, or to
arrange the processing of one of your existing datasets with our compliments.
Access and share these rich reality models of existing conditions for use
in any CAD or GIS workflow. You can easily and consistently share information,
consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats.
The only 3D reality modeling software you will ever need
Want to create reality meshes with less investment of time and resources?
ContextCapture helps you develop highly detailed 3D models from simple digital images.
Develop precise reality meshes, affordably, with less investment of time and resources
in specialised acquisition devices and associated training. You can easily produce 3D
models using up to 300 gigapixels of photos taken with an ordinary camera, resulting
in fine details, sharp edges and geometric accuracy.
Produce 3D models using a full range of CAD formats, including multiresolution meshes,
3D neutral formats, digital elevation models, digital terrain models, and dense 3D point
clouds to ensure your models are accessible in your modeling environment.
Integrate Photographs and Metadata
Utilise a wide variety of cameras, from smartphones to highly-specialised airborne or
terrestrial multidirectional acquisition systems. Take advantage of any available image
format and metadata to create 3D models.
Stage 1 - Image Acquisition
Ground (DSLR) - high resolution pictures taken with a hand held camera - used
to capture small areas, objects, sites or enhance unmanned / manned aerial captures
by providing a higher level of detail.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) - commonly referred to as drones, this data
capture platform is great for difficult to access sites, facilities, tower and
bridge structures plus much more. A licensed third party is utilised for this acquisition method.
Manned Aerial (Airplane , Helicopter) - the most effective method for capturing large
areas such as cities, campuses, local councils, forests, military bases and much more.
A licensed third party is utilised for this acquisition method.
Stage 2 - 3D Model Creation
Photo processing - ECS utilise Bentley Systems ContextCapture for processing images
into an accurate 3D mesh (in all the main industry formats), 3D point cloud (.las or .pod)
or Orthophotos / DSM (such as Esri ASCII).
Geolocation and Scaling - where available we utilise ground control points and scaling
to place the mesh in its real world location which also scales the model for precise measuring
(distance, volume, area).
How 3D reality mesh modeling will benefit you
• Better Communication - navigate and measure for distance, height, area and volume via a free viewer or a standard web browser
• Construction Monitoring - measure progress during construction and validate the project schedule
• Comprehensive and Safe Inspection - leverage the model as an index to the the original high resolution photos
• Integration with GIS / Maintenance / other Enterprise Systems - the model becomes a single interface to critical business data
• Fast and Accurate Surveys - evaluate a site much faster than traditional survey methods
• Detailed Asset Management - record your assets including where and what condition it is in