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Reality Modeling Software

With Context Capture, you can quickly produce even the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs. Without the need for expensive, specialized equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D reality models to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions for use throughout the lifecycle of projects.
Develop precise reality meshes, affordably, with less investment of time and resources in specialized acquisition devices and associated training. You can easily produce 3D models using up to 30 gigapixels of photos taken with an ordinary camera, resulting in fine details, sharp edges, and geometric accuracy.
You will have the confidence to reliably deliver any highly detailed model in less time without risks of software limitations. You can automate the production of models of virtually any size and/or precision, much faster than previously possible.
Access and share these rich reality models of existing conditions for use in any CAD or GIS workflow. You can easily and consistently share information, consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including native use within MicroStation.

Examples:
The following are a few examples of how Context Capture was used to capture two existing bridges in District 11 as part of the Otay Mesa East Border Crossing.

SR 905 Over Crossing (click on image below to view 3D Model)
SR905OC

Position and number of photos taken
905 Abutment



Airport Road Bridge (click on image below to view 3D Model)

Airport Road Bridge



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