New Features & Releases Skydio 3D Scan

October 13, 2021 Enterprise Android app version: 15.10.5 Enterprise iOS app version: 15.10.0 (6) Skydio 2 Drone software version: 15.10.17 Introducing 2D GPS Capture as a new 3D Scan capture mode. You now have the ability to preplan your flight using a top-down map view.  This release brings performance improvements and stability updates to enhance your flying experience. For more information visit: Access 3D Scan Software Manuals Getting Started on Skydio Cloud September 28, ...

Getting Started 3D Scan

Download Skydio 3D Scan manuals and guides: Skydio 2 3D Scan™ Software Manual  Skydio X2E 3D Scan™ Software Manual 3D Scan Quick Start Guide Explore More Explore related articles for additional information Skydio 3D Scan Frequently Asked Questions 3D Scan Settings Overview Skydio 2 Enterprise Release Notes   If you have questions or need additional support—feel free to reach out! Skydio Support     © 2021 Skydio, Inc. All rights reserved A0138

Do I have to be a skilled drone pilot to fly 3D Scan? No - Skydio 3D Scan™ is adaptive scanning software that automates the data capture process needed to generate 3D models. The simple workflow allows you to perform higher quality inspections faster with minimal pilot training. Set your scan boundaries and settings and Skydio S2 will autonomously inspect the structure and capture the necessary data. What drone can I use with 3D Scan? To fly Skydio 3D Scan, you must have a Skydio 2 and an ...

Overview To initiate a 3D Capture or 2D Capture you need to change the Vehicle Mode from Skills to 3D Scan. Your Vehicle Mode will persist through flights and power cycles. Quick Steps To change the Vehicle Mode: Step 1 - Connect to Skydio 2    Step 2 - Navigate to the device settings Step 3 - Select Drone > Vehicle Mode Step 4 - Select 3D Scan Step 5 - Select Reboot Skydio will automatically restart and reconnect to the Controller/Enterprise app   Step 6 - Check to...

Overview Skydio 3D Scanᵀᴹ is first-of-its-kind adaptive scanning software seamlessly incorporated into Skydio Autonomyᵀᴹ. 3D Scan automates data capture of any scene with comprehensive coverage and ultra-high resolution, allowing crews to spend less time training pilots and more time performing higher quality inspections. Skydio adaptively maps the scene and uses intelligent flight planning to build a live 3D model. With an augmented reality (AR) and AI-driven workflow, the drone plans a path...

Flying 3D Scan

Overview 2D GPS Capture gives you the ability to preplan your flight using a top-down map view. Navigate to the scan location on the map and place area bounds to outline the area. Your drone will fly in a lawnmower pattern to capture the scene. Use 2D GPS Capture when you need to scan large areas such as rail yards or large construction sites and when you expect to use more than one battery. Quick Steps Before starting a scan, you will need to change the operating mode from Skills to 3D Scan....

Overview Scan passes organize the drone’s capture path into three continuous slices, Z, Y, and X. The Z slice is completed first and resembles orbits at fixed heights going around the structure. By default, the camera gimbal angle is set to 15°. Use the Z Gimbal Pitch slider to adjust the camera angle at which the drone will capture photos while orbiting. Increased gimbal pitch results in capturing less sky and more photos of the surrounding area and structure itself. The camera gi...

Overview Efficiently scan complex structures with 3D Capture. Skydio assesses the scan volume and generates autonomous and adaptive flight patterns to ensure every angle of the structure is captured. Capture data can be used for inspection or to generate high-fidelity 3D models. 3D Capture is best for scanning structures such as bridges, transmission towers, architecture, machinery, telecommunications towers, and vehicles.  Quick Steps Before starting a scan, you will need to change the opera...

Overview Rapidly cover large areas with 2D Capture scans. 2D Capture is a planar scanning capability that captures imagery for orthomosaics and digital terrain models. This mode supports traditional capture patterns, but with superior obstacle avoidance and the 3D Surface Engine for accurate localization even in GPS-denied environments. 2D Capture is best for wide, flat area mapping.  Quick Steps Before starting a scan, you will need to change the operating mode from Skills to 3D Scan. The op...

Overview Using computer vision, Skydio can resume scans across multiple battery changes without reliance on GPS. We recommend flying scans that require no more than 4 batteries. During the Review Scan Settings step, you will see a scan summary which includes the total scan time and estimated number of batteries. If your total number of batteries is greater than 4, consider adjusting your settings or split the volume into separate scans. Wait to remove the depleted battery until all post...

Overview Settings will persist between scans of the same capture mode and through power cycles. If you would like to restore settings back to default, select the reset button in the top right on the workflow pane during the Review or Edit Settings steps of a scan. GPS will be required for scans higher than 65 ft (20 m).  3D Capture Settings 2D Capture Settings All Scan Mode Settings Photo Settings Based on the available lighting conditions, your drone will automatically adjust ph...