6 Best Practices to Keep your Scan to BIM Workflow Accurate | nCircle Tech
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Any working specialist would like to minimize tedious manual efforts. Automated Scan to BIM avoids the same and offers effective results as compared to traditional Scan to BIM. Accuracy is a crucial factor in the construction industry and it can be fulfilled with Automated Scan to BIM. With full automation, it reduces manual efforts which makes it more rigorous in results. Want to implement it in your work? Then know more about it.


What makes Automated Scan to BIM credible? 

Machine Learning makes Scan to BIM more productive and proficient which minimizes physical efforts and maintains accuracy. Machine Learning spontaneously changes the effects in Scan to BIM. With the help of Machine Learning, Automated Scan to BIM offers a lot of advantages that make it far more credible. These advantages are as follows:


  • Reduces time-consuming as well as laborious routines
  • The achieved output is reliable
  • Automation can offer robust deliverables
  • Reduces rework and related costs
  • It can be improved or updated easily
  • Predictive analytics of ML helps to notice and minimize risks
  • The output can be compatible with any BIM application

By considering all requirements in Building Information Modeling, we, nCircle Tech, have developed smarter Scan to BIM by using the power of Machine Learning for the automated segmentation. However, no matter how accurate the results are from Scan to BIM, there is one simple step to be included which is Quality Control for better results.


The quality control process will help you:
  • To eliminate errors
  • To follow the required standards while making BIM models
  • To ensure precision in geometric elements, position, and functionality
  • To make sure the satisfaction of client’s requirements

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To get the exact benefits of every service or product, it needs to be handled with the best practice. This helps maintain its performance and core values. Here are a few best practices for Scan to BIM:


Best Practices for the Scan to BIM
  • Minimize View Range
  • Mark unspecified thickness of the wall
  • Confirm scan with photos
  • Model on existing phase
  • Select family suitably
  • Check 3 ways for a better view



Let’s look at each of these best practices in detail!

Minimize View Range

Don’t increase your working time by confusing yourself in too many rages. Scan data has much information and hence it is required to limit the range of your view. Also, don’t forget to double-check data with the section box in 3D. It ensures avoiding the addition of obscuring elements.


Mark unspecified thickness of the wall

It is a must to clear unknown thicknesses by using custom family types. Due to technical or technician issues, the thickness or space can’t be unscanned. This creates a blank spot in scanning. The issue can be solved by specific wall types and by adding generic material which can present as a red crosshatch.


Confirm scan with photos

Photos are the perfect way to understand the scan and to verify the scan with real construction. In the case of hi-resolution as well as simple photos, it’s mandatory to verify scans with photos. This practice can avoid confusion and also helps to understand or verify unclear scans.


Model on existing phase

Don’t confuse yourself with the existing phase and new construction. Always check before starting work on Scanned data. Confirm the model phase first and then modify the data. This can save time and avoid getting confused. You can create a new phase or can rename the existing phase to avoid the problem.


Select family suitably

Family selection is one of the crucial processes in working on Scan to BIM. Minimizing the number of families is actually a good practice but it is also required to fulfil the demand while modeling. Hence select family suitably and arrange it precisely to avoid jumble and to save time.


Check 3 ways for a better view

Checking your work in three ways makes your BIM clean and precise in a geometric way. This helps to get a clear image and also a clear vision of your project. If scan data has all the needed details without any jumble then it’s easy to get a 3D view of the work.

All said and done, most importantly you can avoid any of the problems by adding Quality Assurance level in your scan to BIM workflow to ensure the Quality of 3D BIM and avoid the impact on the accuracy of the models by avoiding errors.



The merger of Scan-to-BIM with AI/ML is exceptional and is assumed to see a wide array of industrial applications in the coming years. ML-based Scan to BIM takes lesser time to proceed than traditional scan to BIM. Our Scan to BIM is creating more data and structures in the form of BIM models. With the compatibility advantage, our Scan to BIM is helping our clients to achieve all milestones and to contribute more in the growing industry.

The progress in the existing applications has come a long way. However, there are way more potentials waiting to be unleashed. We are living in an age where technology proves that everything is plausible! You never know what’s next! Don’t Fall Behind your competitors, Talk to our experts and implement ML-powered Scan to BIM in your next project!

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