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3D CAD drawing on images: Effortless and accurate vectorisation

Having trouble with extracting hard reachable 3D points from the model? Not anymore! With 3Dsurvey latest update, there’s a new functionality: CAD drawing with image support that enables you to get 100% precise models.

No more guessing whether you clicked precisely when pinning down the circle centre or a hairline detail.

Sometimes it’s really difficult to extract some specific detail from the point cloud or mesh accurately. Building corners, roof ridges or road curbs are just some of those examples. With the new 2.16 version of the software, you are able to select the exact position of your CAD vertex on the images and triangulate its new and most precise position.

Using this function, no additional terrestrial measurements with the help of a total station are needed!

Create a 100% precise model with 3Dsurvey photogrammetry and speed up your work process!

3Dsurvey tutorial – CAD drawing with image support

Meet your host – Marko

  • 11+ years of surveying experience
  • 1000+ processed 3Dsurveying projects
  • 5+ years of dedicated customer and technical support

Marko has been with us here at 3Dsurvey from the very beginning. He is one of our most experienced, hardworking and beloved product managers.

Having started his career as a traditional surveyor, he quickly mastered all the classic techniques, such as working with topo maps, survey plans, cadastral measurements, volume calculations …

But that wasn’t enough …

It’s not really about working hard, is it? As soon as you get a little familiar with the business side of things, you figure out that it’s really more about producing meaningful results …

That’s kind of how he found himself in the middle of two very different sides of the same coin.

And he had no trouble with the surveying aspect of the job. He always loved that part. No matter the workload, terrain type and difficulty, he always gave his 110%.

Satisfying the business side of it all, however, was a completely different story.

Fulfilling quotas, meeting deadlines, and just generally making sure to deliver on what was asked of him … all that suddenly turned into his number one priority, which soon also became his number one nightmare.

It just stopped being fun. I was spending more and more time in the field, and with project corrections, and reports. And it all started to feel like a lost cause, because we simply weren’t completing enough projects …

We were all dealing with those same issues. Business is hard. And most of our surveying colleagues agreed with the sentiment. Something had to change. And luckily it did.
We discovered modern drone photogrammetry, and never really looked back. We even went a little further and crafted our own take on what modern surveying should be. Made by surveyors for surveyors …

Marko has since completed over 300 aerial mapping and image processing projects for our end customers, and processed more than 1000 3Dsurveying projects overall.

And somewhere along the way he also discovered his favourite part of the job … in helping his fellow surveyors.

I mean, when we’re out in the field, we’re all basically in the same mud, right? We’re all dealing with the same challenges. So, the more I learned about all the better ways of surveying, the more I felt the need to share that knowledge. And here we are.

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