3D Scanning and Modelling



3D Laser Scanner Services

3D Laser Scanning is a recent innovation in the surveying industry. With this exciting new technology, Realserve NZ can model the shapes of landscapes, buildings, or large objects in 3D. The advantage of a 3D laser scanner is in rapid data collection, unbeatable accuracy, and completeness of data. 

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How does 3D laser scanning work?

The 3D laser scanning process captures a multitude of co-ordinates within mere seconds to create a detailed model of dense 3D points known as a “point cloud.” Click here to view some of our past 3D scanning projects.
Below is an example of what point cloud data looks like.

3d scan point cloud example

A 3D Laser Scanner uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to capture as-built data from sites, including highways, plants, and structures, which can ultimately be turned into a 3D virtual model of the specific object. Point cloud data can be used to create accurate as-built drawings through standard CAD based software.

To view some examples of our 3D laser scanning services, CLICK HERE or scroll to the end of this page to see some 3D modelling projects we could assist you with.



Why do I need 3D laser scanning?

Our 3D laser scanners are able to interpolate & measure highly detailed objects and complex shapes, allowing for surveys to be carried out in locations where traditional surveying would be impractical. With 3D scanning, the external of large buildings can be measured with millimetre accuracy.

From the data generated by our technology, we can produce precise 2D scale drawings and 3D models. This makes analysing and navigating structures simple for you, whenever you need precise measurements.


If you would like more information on our New Zealand 3D laser scanning or 3D modelling services, one of our local NZ surveyors can call you at a convenient time to discuss more. Click here to request a call back from a Realserve surveying expert.

Realserve Scan 3D Model

3D Model

Our NZ 3D Modelling services give effective and understandable 3D visualisation through rich detail and colour. The reality that is captured in a 3D Model is ideal for architectural restoration, planning repairs and maintenance, and/or when deciding to reproduce or redesign intricate building features.

If you want a survey plan for your project that is accurate to the millimetre and captures a site in full intricate detail, we recommend our 3D Scanning and Modelling services..


How is a 3D Model of my structure made?

The 3D modelling process begins by utilising 3D scanners to measure an building/landscape, producing a point cloud. This point cloud data can then be used to create accurate as-built 3D models or 2D plans through post-production software and CAD applications. The 3D As Built Revit model can be used in any 3D CAD software, and can show specific measurements and detailed features of buildings and structures, perfect for any planning or redesign project.

See the GIF near the title to see how we turn point clouds into accurate, reality capturing 3D models.


Why do I need a 3D Model?

As-built 3D plans can help you see exact wall thickness, lighting and sprinklers, mechanical fixtures, window locations, and much more.

Other advantages of a 3D model include:

  • Receiving data fast
  • Unbeatable accuracy
  • Navigable virtual 3D model
  • Measuring complex shapes and highly detailed objects
  • Able to create as-built drawings


Our 3D scanning technology in New Zealand allows for precise surveys to be carried out in diverse environments and in intense detail, where traditional surveying would be impractical. 



Start Confident

Our team of digital experts combine years of technical expertise with deep mechanical, hydraulic, and structural knowledge to build 3D CAD models of buildings and structures. By choosing Realserve, you’ll experience the reassurance of a 3D Scan and Model service with complete accuracy.

We can provide you with 3D Models wherever you are in New Zealand. From Auckland to Christchurch, start confident on your next project by choosing us. Contact us today to find out more, or request for a surveying expert to call you at a convenient time.



Click the buttons below to read about available Levels of Detail, Building Information Modelling process, and for some 3D Scanning and Modelling deliverables.