Scanning, Plant Survey & Reverse Engineering

Precision Laser Scanning and Plant Surveying: Advanced 3D Models for Every Project.

SolarisIDEA Laser Scanning, Plant Surveying

At Solaris Innovation Design Engineering Australasia Pty. Ltd., we offer advanced laser scanning and plant surveying services. Our terrestrial scanning accurately captures large equipment and structures from 120m to 300m, with precision down to 2mm, generating comprehensive point cloud files.

For smaller, intricate projects, our metrology scanning delivers high accuracy up to 200 microns within a 3M reach, producing precise mesh files. We also excel in reverse engineering, creating 3D models for replication, modification, or fabrication.

Additionally, we transform complex point cloud data into usable 3D geometry, ensuring our clients can fully utilize the information for their projects.

Laser Scanning, Plant Surveying

Terrestrial Scanning

Long range scanning

Terrestrial scanning is typically used for large equipment as it can scan from 120m to 300m with accuracy down to 2mm. The scan file is usually a cloud file.

Reverse Engineering

Creating real-world models

With state-of-the-art equipment, we can measure and scan any object to recreate a 3D model for replication, modification or fabrication.

Metrology Scanning

High accuracy scanning

Metrology scanning is typically used for small equipment, with the laser scanner attached to a tripod. It has a reach of around 3 M and an accuracy of 200 microns. The scan file is typically a mesh file.

Point Cloud Conversion

Turning scan data into valuable models

Having a point cloud would be useless to many clients if they don’t have the correct software and hardware to turn that information into usable data. SFDesign can not only do the scanning, but we can also turn that scan data into functional 3D geometry.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering (also known as backwards engineering or back engineering) empowers us to understand how a device, process, system, or piece of software accomplishes its tasks with minimal initial insight. This knowledge allows us to repurpose obsolete objects, conduct security analyses, or learn how something works.

The reverse engineering process, specific to each object, involves three basic steps: information extraction, modelling, and review. Information extraction gathers all relevant details, and modelling combines these into an abstract guide for designing new objects or systems. It also reviews and tests the model’s validity. This method applies to computer science, mechanical design, electronics, software, chemical engineering, and systems biology.


The procedure starts with spray coating the object with a temporary matte powder to improve scan accuracy. Even a slightly glossy surface can degrade the scan quality. Similarly, reflective and transparent surfaces cannot be scanned without a matte coating.


Following the coating step, we capture the critical sections of the part using a high-precision 3D scanner. Our experts carefully capture every viewing angle so every scan automatically aligns as the 3-dimensional models unravel.


Once the part is scanned, we use the best software to repair small gaps and simplify the scan, making the data more manageable in CAD. This reduces the model as much as possible without destroying important details.


The data is then imported into CAD software equipped with reverse engineering tools, where it undergoes trimming, fusion, alignment, and polishing


Once the data has gone through all the steps above and converted into a refined design, it is ready to print.

Why Choose Us

The Expertise and Impact of Mechanical Design Engineering

Our Mechanical Design Engineering Service offers comprehensive expertise across multiple roles to ensure your project’s success.

Our Product Design Engineers focus on creating new products from concept to production, while our Mechanical Analysts specialize in analyzing and optimizing mechanical systems.

Our Project Managers oversee design projects and coordinate multidisciplinary teams to ensure seamless execution.

Additionally, our Consultants provide expert advice on mechanical design and engineering challenges.

The importance of mechanical design engineering in modern engineering cannot be overstated. It plays a crucial role in advancing technology and improving the quality of life.

By understanding and applying the principles of mechanical design engineering, we contribute to innovations that enhance efficiency, sustainability, and safety across various applications.

Our commitment to excellence ensures that mechanical systems are functional, optimized for performance, cost-effective, and reliable, bringing significant value to diverse industries.

Unleashing Innovation Through Talent.

Welcome to the forefront of scanning, plant survey, and reverse engineering services, where precision meets innovation at every stage.

Our specialized team excels in comprehensive solutions, from high-accuracy scanning and detailed plant surveys to intricate reverse engineering processes. Whether you require precise measurements for renovation projects or detailed digital replicas for engineering analysis, our team ensures meticulous attention to detail and seamless integration of advanced technologies.

Trust us to deliver tailored solutions that meet your exact needs, ensuring efficiency and accuracy throughout every phase of your project.


Frequently Ask Questions.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Scanning, Plant Survey & Reverse Engineering Solutions

Scanning and plant survey play crucial roles in engineering projects by providing accurate measurements, identifying potential issues, and creating detailed digital models of existing structures. They ensure precision in design, renovation, and maintenance processes.

Reverse engineering allows for the recreation of complex components or systems by analyzing their structure, functionality, and performance. It enables design improvements, part replication, and troubleshooting without original blueprints, benefiting industries like manufacturing, aerospace, and automotive.

Our scanning and plant survey services utilize advanced technologies such as laser scanning, 3D modeling software, and drone technology. These tools ensure high accuracy, efficiency in data collection, and comprehensive insights into the condition of facilities and structures.

Integrating scanning and reverse engineering into your project workflow is straightforward. Contact our team to discuss your project goals and requirements. We will customize a solution that includes scanning for accurate data capture and reverse engineering for precise modeling and analysis, ensuring seamless integration with your existing processes.

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