Truepoint Laser Scanning

Case Study: 3D Laser Scanning Retail Space

TruePoint’s in-house staff of Engineers, Architects and CAD Technicians created an AutoCAD 2016 3D model for the client.

San Antonio, Texas


TruePoint Laser Scanning provided as-built documentation for 10,000 square feet of retail space in a shopping mall. Half of the space was a ground-level storefront and half a basement area below the store. Using a Leica C10 survey-grade laser scanner, our laser scan technician captured walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, structural columns, supports, conduit, piping, sprinkler mains, chiller lines and a concrete deck in the space. A 3D model was created for the client.

The retail space was multi-level, the client was concerned with determining how the two levels tied together from level to level. Also, the client needed to know the vertical penetrations and locations of the pipes and chiller lines from basement level to the ground level retail space. The mall was planning to add a large aquarium in the retail space as a tourist attraction and needed to accurately run clash detection to identify obstructions and what piping and conduit needed to be relocated.


The solution was to laser scan the area to as-built survey the two spaces. The TruePoint scan technician had to traverse through a stairwell to tie the two levels together. The floor of the retail space was a concrete deck and the openings varied in size. The point cloud gave the client the exact dimensions and locations where they could cut holes in the concrete without hitting any unintended objects such as water or chiller lines.

TruePoint’s Scan Tech registered the point cloud data and in-house engineers and architects created an AutoCAD 2016 3D model for the client with basic structural elements, MEP equipment and piping 2" in diameter and above. The client used the 3D model to design the aquarium in the retail space and avoid potential clashes.

Added Value:
TruePoint offers 3D laser scanning services and reality capture solutions. You can trust our company to provide the best experience in survey-grade 3D reality capture scanning by walking you through the entire process from pre-planning to final deliverables. 3D laser scanning is our sole business, not just one aspect of it, so we are dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate responses and results.

For high-definition laser scanning services in Texas contact David Sauceda at TruePoint Laser Scanning at 210-607-0800 or email

TruePoint scanned 10,000 square feet of retail space at a mall in San Antonio.

The mall was planning to add an oversize aquarium and needed to know obstructions and vertical penetrations between the two levels.
The client used the 3D model to design the aquarium in the retail space and avoid clashes.

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