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Best scanning technique

  1. Start scanning on the lowest floor and work your way upwards. We recommend you start from the entrance, but do whatever works best for the building you are scanning. Scan one floor completely before moving to the next. Do not go back and forth between floors during the scan.
  2. Keep the device at chest height and tilt it slightly downwards.
  3. Avoid rapid movement. Hold the camera steady with both hands and walk at a normal walking pace.
  4. Scan no closer than 3’ and no farther than 8’ from objects. This is the optimal range for data collection.
  5. Walk forward (not sideways).
  6. Scan small spaces through the door opening without entering the space.
  7. In small rooms, back out to avoid turning around.
  8. If there is fixed furniture or windows, stop, pan up to show the furniture or the bottom of the window, then pan down. Make sure you are stationary when you do this.
  9. No need to scan ceilings
  10. Focus on where the floor meets the wall with more emphasis on the floor than the wall. No need to show more than 3 feet of the wall.
  11. Avoid covering the lens.
  12. Hold the camera steady with both hands and walk at a normal walking pace.

Check out this video to learn the best practices while scanning.

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