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 2 will automatically restart and reconnect to the Controller/Enterprise app   Step 6 - Check ...

Overview Skydio 3D Scan is first-of-its-kind adaptive scanning software seamlessly incorporated into Skydio Autonomy. 3D Scan automates data capture of any scene with comprehensive coverage and ultra-high resolution so that crews can perform higher quality inspections in less time and with minimal pilot training. With an AI-driven workflow, Skydio 2 builds a live 3D model of the scene as it flies and plans a path to image all surfaces with overlap so you get the right data for inspections and...

Overview Rapidly cover large areas with 2D Capture scans. 2D Capture is a planar scanning capability that captures imagery for orthomosaic 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. Use 2D Capture when you need a 2D orthomosaic map of areas such as accident sites or farmland. Recommended for area scans up to 400...

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 To use 3D Capture you will need to change the operating m...

Overview 3D Scan Settings will persist between scans and flights. 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 and 2D Capture scan modes Stop Vehicle at Photo By default, the drone will fly through image capture points without stopping to enable a smooth and efficient flight. Skydio 2 will auto...

Overview The Edge Model Viewer is a powerful post-flight tool for real-time inspection and decision-making. Browse through photosets, review scan data, and preview a model of your scan in the field to validate coverage and ensure you have the data you need before leaving a scan site. Access this feature using the Skydio Enterprise app or on a laptop or device.    Quick Steps Access the Edge Model Viewer in the app: Step 1 - Select REVIEW the scan thumbnails sync in the Skydio Enterprise ap...

Overview Skydio 2 can resume scans across multiple battery changes without reliance on GPS. Using vision navigation, the drone is able to automatically resume scanning after changing batteries.  Skydio recommends flying scans that require no more than 4 batteries. The Review Scan Settings menu includes a scan summary that includes the total scan time and estimated number of batteries. If the total number of batteries is greater than 4, consider adjusting your settings or split the volume into...

Overview The AR Observer allows you to set the perspective from which you observe the progress of your scan in augmented reality (AR), displaying a static overview of the entire scene while a virtual drone navigates the structure and updates status in real-time.  The white lines denote the planned path of the drone Quick Steps Select the change view icon to toggle between the static AR Observer scene and the live camera feed at any time during the scan.  Set the AR Observer: Review...

Overview AR Coverage Mesh allows you to monitor the photo coverage progress of your scan by displaying a live heatmap that updates as the drone captures scan images. yellow indicates minimal coverage purple indicates full coverage Quick Steps Step 1 - Select 3D Capture mode Step 2 - Select the icon to display real-time AR photo coverage of your scan Ensure coverage of key areas and enable the AR Coverage Mesh: during the Explore phase live while scanning viewing the scan in the AR O...

Overview Visual Geofence gives you the ability to further constrain Skydio 2 to a safe flight area while scanning autonomously. By default Visual Geofence is off, and the drone will remain within an area defined by the scan volume and the scan distance. When toggled on, the Visual Geofence will keep the drone strictly within the scan boundaries. Using its visual navigation system, Skydio 2 will always enter and exit the 3D volume from the same location (without the use of GPS). Skydio 2 will...

Overview Retrieve valuable contextual scan data post-flight. To access the photos off of your device, you must remove the microSD card from your Skydio 2. Use any microSD or SD card reader to view and copy your full-resolution photos to your personal computer.  Quick Steps Accessing Scan Data Step 1 - Insert the Media Card into a card reader Step 2 - Locate the card reader in your file manager  Step 3 - Select the scans folder and locate your desired scan Folder titles include the sca...