Photographs Generate Accurate Field Measurements

Photographs Generate Accurate Field Measurements
05/01/2006 | Frank Hartley
Offshore Magazine
Applications: All, Engineering & Science, and Industrial Measurement

Another method to collect field measurements for equipment in the field, and a direct way to generate new 3D CAD models, is to take some pictures. Shan Pehlman, design engineer with CDI Corp., says he derives accurate measurements from ordinary photographs through desktop software called PhotoModeler, developed by Eos Systems Inc. When consulting with oil refineries on replacing an aging pipeline, as-built drawings of the old infrastructure may not be available for his reference.

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