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Hand Held 3D Data Capture on a Tablet

Get high-quality spatial data in the field with hand held tablet imager

Varitronics is proud to partner with DotProduct, which has developed software and a 3D OS for mobile devices that enables 3D cameras to capture 3D data in real time, save it as point-cloud images, and then read them into Revit, Navisworks or AutoCAD.


The integrated system is fully portable, affordable, and requires no insurance or extensive training.


DotProduct develops high performance, easy-to-use solutions for capturing 3D data. This technology is designed for mobile professionals who need high-quality spatial data, instantly.


The Phi.3D 2.0 software turns an Android tablet into a 3D-capture and processing solution.

What it does

  • The DPI-8 imager enables you to scan small areas not reachable by large HD scanning equipment.

  • It brings hard costs down to 5-10% of what large imaging systems cost.

  • The product is simple to use and requires little training.

  • Truly mobile - runs on battery - no PC or Cloud service required.

  • Its compressed 20-30x point cloud files can be sent via email or WiFi

  • Provides good precision (see DPI-8 brochure for info)

  • The software is easy to upgrade, and hardware can be swapped out as technology changes


How it works

  • The DPI-8 solution uses proprietary Phi.3D 2.0 software, a 3D operating system for mobile devices using simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms that enables 3D cameras to deliver HD 3D reconstruction and localization in real time on mobile devices -- no cloud needed.

  • This powerful software is run on an ordinary, hand-held tablet computer, to which are added an RGB camera, an infra-red camera, and an infra-red sensor.

  • Image quality is shown on the screen as it is captured, so corrections can be made in real time, before you leave the site.

  • Captured 3D data is stitched together and saved.

  • After scanning is completed in the field, the point-cloud images can be read by many software applications, including Navisworks, Revit and AutoCAD.


What you can do with it

  • Get measurements from the scan, take the job site back to the office

  • Document existing conditions

  • Import into Navisworks for clash detection

  • Track construction progress by scanning periodically

  • Import into Revit models, or develop models from the scans

  • Save time and money!

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