Customer approached Systems asking for assistance on an A-frame support that needed to be rebuilt. We reviewed laser scans that we already had of the area and determined that the support was sufficiently scanned to start designing.
The A-frame had structural damage from equipment contact and decay from years of being in service. The 3D scan was inserted into Inventor and an exact copy of the existing support was designed. The project was brought to our attention on a Tuesday, while fabrication from the completed engineering drawings were started on Wednesday.
This project is a perfect example of the benefits of having a 3D laser scanner and engineering capabilities on site to assist these quick turn style projects as they come up.