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Archaeology

  • Find data management in AutoCAD
  • Evaluation of the data from all of the sensors and instruments used in archaeology
  • All evaluations are in a standard format

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Quickly capture large amounts of data in CAD

In archaeological excavations detailed geometrical findings must be quickly surveyed and recorded in CAD drawings. As well as the geometry of the findings there is much more information that needs to be documented, such as ground conditions, stratigraphy, objects found and the time and date of the find. The recording of the geometry as well as the documentation of the attribute data must be trustworthy. Re-surveying is usually not possible as the already recorded areas will be destroyed by further excavations.

Highly flexible data structure

A data structure used for recording the attribute data must be flexible as every excavation is different to all others. For typical excavation situations there are predefined, adaptable templates ready to use that can be quickly and simply adjusted to the particular requirements.

Data Security

With FARO software the collected or managed data exist as an AutoCAD drawing file in a standard format that will still be readable in decades to come.

TachyCAD Archaeology - data management of finds and photographical documentation

TachyCAD Archaeology establishes the connection between AutoCAD and a surveying total station. Even during the onsite survey a CAD plan is created, from which missing or incorrect data can be immediately identified. Beyond that TachyCAD Archaeology offers for your use a freely definable, database suitable data structure and find management system in which, even during the excavation and parallel to the survey, all relevant attribute data can be recorded. With TachyCAD Archaeology finds and findings will be placed on predefined layers, based on their different attributes and displayed in the CAD drawing without any further reworking. Details

PhoToPlan - Photogrammetry in CAD

PhoToPlan allows the geometrically correct and true to scale rectification of photographs of level areas such as in excavation sections or on artificial levels.

The rectified photos are directly embedded into AutoCAD by using control points and they serve as documentation, for example for ground colourings and precise detailing.

In PhoToPlan Pro and PhoToPlan Ultimate additional structures that protrude out of the layer can also be recorded. The excavation documentation can be complemented and refined during the excavation, or afterwards in the office, by using 3D multi image processing. Details

PointSense Heritage - efficient processing of 3D laser scanner data

3D laser scanners capture extremely quickly highly complex geometry and are enjoying ever more popularity in archaeology. The sector solution PointSense Heritage allows directly in AutoCAD the efficient processing of the geometry and working up of the laser scanner data.

In addition PointSense Heritage possesses the ability to process photogrammetry data. It simplifies the processing and improves the accuracy, because of the high resolution of the photos. Furthermore areas that were not captured with the laser scanner can be traced over in 3D directly from the multi image processing. Details

VirtuSurv - for the quicker, simpler and more precise processing of 3D laser scanner data

With and without CAD VirtuSurv facilitates the quick, simple and very clear processing of 3D point clouds from almost all available scanners. CAD software can be used, but it's not absolutely necessary. The interface to all Windows programs allows the transfer of pre-formatted data into Excel, for example. When using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT there are functions available that very much speed up and simplify the processing of the 3D data. Details

Try it out for free!

Try out our programs in one of your own projects under real conditions. The trial versions are free and fully without obligation.

References

  • The German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)), the Austrian Archaeological Institute (Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut (ÖAI)), the Roman-Germanic Commission (Römisch Germanische Kommission (RGK))
  • The regional authorities for the preservation of monuments (Landesämter für Archäologische Denkmalpflege Sachen), Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony etc.
  • The Institutes for Pre-History and Ancient History of the universities of Kiel, Bamberg, Wurzburg etc.
  • The Institutes for classical archaeology in the universities of Trier und Berlin (FU)
  • The University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Excavation Technology
  • Numerous private excavation companies in all of the German States
  • The Departments of Urban Archaeology (Stadtarchäologie) in Wien, Lübeck, Basel etc.