The ROCK Workflow

How to Fly and Scan Every Job with the R3 Pro

Step 1: Bidding a Contract

Before you can start scanning, you'll need to secure a contract. This involves understanding the client's needs, estimating the time and resources required for the job, and submitting a competitive bid. Make sure to highlight the benefits of using the R3 Pro, such as its high accuracy and efficiency.

Step 2: Pre-flight Planning

Once you've secured the contract, it's time to plan your flight. This involves determining the flight path, setting the altitude, and checking the weather conditions.

Step 3: Equipment Setup

Before you start flying, you'll need to set up the R3 Pro. This involves mounting the LiDAR sensor on the drone, checking the battery levels, and ensuring the GPS and IMU are working correctly. 

Step 4: Conducting the Flight

Now you're ready to fly! Do your flight calibrations and then follow your pre-planned flight path, making sure to fly at a steady speed and altitude. The R3 Pro will automatically start scanning as soon as you take off. Monitor the drone and the scanning process throughout the flight to ensure everything is working correctly.

Step 5: Time to SLAM

After the aerial scan, it's time to get ground-level data using the handheld SLAM hardware. This is especially useful for areas where GPS is not available, such as indoors or in dense urban environments. Simply walk around the area with the SLAM hardware following our tutorial, and it will automatically capture detailed 3D data.

Step 6: Data Processing

After the flight and SLAM scanning, you'll have a large amount of raw LiDAR data. Use ROCK Desktop the ROCK Cloud software to process this data and turn it into a single 3D model. This involves uploading the data, selecting the appropriate processing options, and running the processing job. You can merge your SLAM and aerial datasets together to create a seamless point cloud.

Step 7: Quality Check

Before delivering the final product to the client, it's important to check the quality of the point cloud. Look for any gaps in the data, check the accuracy of the model against known points, and ensure the model meets the client's specifications.

Step 8: Delivering to the Client

Once you're satisfied with the quality of the point cloud, it's time to deliver it to the client. You can do this through the ROCK Cloud platform, which allows you to share the model directly with the client. Be sure to provide any necessary instructions or explanations to help the client understand and use the model.

Step 9: Post-Delivery Follow-up

After delivering the model, follow up with the client to ensure they're satisfied with the results. This is a good time to ask for feedback, address any questions or concerns, and discuss potential future projects.

And that's it! By following these steps, you can successfully fly and scan every job with the R3 Pro, from bidding a contract to delivering to the client. Happy scanning!