Basic Training

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Basic Training

Post by MarcinG » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:52 pm

Hi Guys!

I'm just wondering if you know any good training options around London? I'm at the beginning of my road and looking for some basic training that will introduce me to 3D laser scanning techniques and use. Any thoughts?

Many thanks!
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Re: Basic Training

Post by 3DForensics » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:30 pm

HI Marcin,

I think a lot of people start with a piece of hardware and learn how to use it and the accompanying software. Most systems work very similar to one another so the concepts tend to carry over.

I know there are a bunch of companies and 3D scanning people in your area so hopefully they'll chime in with respect to what training might be available...keep your eyes open for:

Webinars,
Manufacturer Demos/Seminars
Conferences
and be sure to read a lot on this Forum...tons of people with a massive wealth of knowledge.

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Re: Basic Training

Post by MarcinG » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:52 pm

Eugene No doubt, that's the best way to start with - take your hardware and scan... the thing is, that I don't have my own scanner at the moment. For now I'll be renting for any single job.

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Post by 3DForensics » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:56 pm

I am willing to bet that any local scanner sales guy will be willing to give you some hands on time as a demonstration. There are a ton of videos on YouTube and I am sure there will be others here that can help you with any specific questions. Perhaps explain what it is you are after and what kinds of things you want to scan?

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Post by dan_mccurdy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:30 am

I agree with Eugene. Talk to your local rental place and see if they can give you some hands on time training with whatever scanner you are using. Make sure you get some test data to take home, (inside a building and outside) and then get it home and have a play with whatever software you decide to use registering. That'll give you a good idea of how much data you need to collect and how hard/easy registering it is. It's important that you get a feel for what you scanned that day and how it ends up looking on your computer !

If your rental place isn't keen on letting you test their gear I would probably stay away from them anyway. Very important to have a good relationship with your gear supplier !!
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Post by SCCS RTC » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:11 am

MarcinG wrote:Hi Guys!

I'm just wondering if you know any good training options around London? I'm at the beginning of my road and looking for some basic training that will introduce me to 3D laser scanning techniques and use. Any thoughts?

Many thanks!
Marcin.
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If your interested in learning the Leica laser scanning workflow give us a call. I'm sure we can point you in the right direction.
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Post by tomii7 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:26 am

Marcin,

I can share some papers, movies but really depends on what you want practical or theoretical materials.
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Re: Basic Training

Post by Brad805 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:58 pm

Assuming you are renting, I too would ask them to demonstrate the basic operation. If they cannot do that I would not rent from them because I doubt they will know how to maintain the machine. After that, it will take a lot of practice to understand what settings or targets one should use in each situation. If you know what your goal is before you go to site, try to map out your setup locations. We typically go out to sites without a lot of background from our clients, so we usually have to figure it out once we see the site conditions the day we arrive.

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