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3D models can now be created directly from drones

New technology that will enable engineers to obtain 3D models from a drone has been launched.

Bentley Systems has announced that its Acute3D reality modelling software – which turns photographs into 3D models – will now be incorporated into Leica Geosystems unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft.

Airborne photogrammetric imagery from Leica Geosystems’ UAVs and aircraft enables engineers to gain geospatial and mapping information. It will be converted in to 3D representations via the Bentley Systems Acute3D technology.

“Acute3D’s breakthrough capabilities make it possible to now produce true 3D models, even in engineering formats, directly from digital photography, with unlimited scalability,” said Bentley Systems senior vice president Styli Camateros.  

“Doing so through Leica Geosystems’ new oblique imagery acquisition systems provides the market with a uniquely advantageous platform, precision-engineered from flight to model.”

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