3D Scanning.

3D scanning is a technology that takes advantage of sampling millions of points in the surroundings and register it into the scanner. By rotating around its axis and elevate up & down, the scanner will “build” a 3-dimensional cloud of its surroundings. To extend the range of the scanning it, can also be moved to another location and continue the scanning process. State of the art software helps to incorporate the different scans into one common presentation of the room or object. By utilizing this technology, the designers and the project engineers will be able to work with the surroundings without being at site.
Here are some advantages from the capturing:  
   New equipment can be designed accurate according to existing facility 
   The time, cost and risk of a new design can be reduced considerably 
   Check that new equipment actually fit into existing system before it is manufactured 
   Design work can be carried out without the object being present 
   The detailed data can be used into make more accurate budgets.
Here are some specific cases where 3D scanning will be a significant contribution:
Installing a new system/module into a ship engine room: 
By performing a 3D scanning of the engine room, the project engineer can design and place new equipment in a way that will fit directly into the existing system.  
   Start design work in an early phase without having the ship available 
   Start pre-fabrication before ship enters the yard 
   Illustrate and communicate solutions to customer before pre-fabrication 
Installing a new system/module into a ship engine room: 
Old pipes in bad condition to be refitted with identical new pipes. 
   Scan the area where the old pipes are located 
   Bring the scan into the computer design environment and build a 3D model of the existing pipe 
   Verify that the 3D model of the new pipe will fit into the scan 
   Pre-fabricate new pipe and install into existing system