BBA clients and teams collaborate directly on Reality Capture projects regardless of
”Cintoo Cloud is giving everyone at BBA a fast and
access to all 3D scan projects, directly from the web browser. The way they
the point cloud in a surface mode is amazing, it reveals every little detail which
not possible to see before”
With over 800 employees in offices across Canada, BBA is a private consulting engineering firm
offers engineering, environmental and field services backed by advanced expertise to the Energy,
Mining and metals, Oil, gas and biofuels sectors. The company has developed expertise in 3D
surveying and regularly undertakes large-scale laser scanning projects of electrical
control buildings, plants and mills.
“As an engineering firm, we often need to perform 3D scan surveys to use within our projects”
comments Mario Laflamme, BBA’s Development Manager for CAD and 3D Scan Technologies. “Today’s
scanners are generating bigger point clouds faster, however the challenge is to share this data
make it easily accessible to everyone. This challenge was easily overcome using the Cintoo Cloud
Cintoo Cloud provides a unique point cloud-to-surface technology, to convert high-precision
terrestrial laser scans into a 3D surface mesh before uploading to the cloud. The mesh reduces
file size by 20 and 30 times without reducing data accuracy. It can also revert the mesh data
into its original format so it can be used directly in CAD software, with the same accuracy as
original point cloud file.
Using Cintoo Cloud, BBA’s scan data becomes shareable, collaborative and distributable amongst
employees, contractors or clients, who can access the 3D projects from any location via their
laptop. Cintoo Cloud also provides users with tools such as team member invitations,
assignments, annotations, calendar and notifications. It also provides integrated scan-BIM model
comparison functionalities and scan-to-BIM workflows.
“Cintoo Cloud is a game changer for BBA” says Mario Laflamme, “It allows our clients and our own
teams to collaborate directly on a Reality Capture project regardless of their physical
BBA has a dozen offices across Canada, so being able to work on the same laser scan data via the
cloud saves us an enormous amount of time and resources”.
Laser scanner: Faro S70, BLK360, Faro X330
Point cloud software: Recap Pro
CAD Software: Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD, SmartPlant, Cadworx
Quick and easy access to point cloud projects
Better 3D model visibility which reduces error of interpretation