Utilize DroneDeploy to capture high-resolution facade maps, and create inspection reports in a fraction of the time that you would manual inspections.
Capture the perfect data set using our vertical flight planner, and upload to create game-changing 3D facade reconstruction in DroneDeploy. We make it easy to use these tools to conduct safe and efficient inspections, as well as easily share with your team!
Facade captures are organized in your projects as media pins, and each facade can be found represented by a blue marker seen below:
Select a facade to reveal a pop-out preview of that capture:
Use this pop out to easily navigate to sharing options and reports, but first, select Inspect to enter the 3D model view and conduct your first facade inspection.
Setting Default View
Setting the default view will allow for control over the thumbnail of your site, as well be the first point of entry when viewing the model. To do this, select "Set Default View" at the top of the screen, position the 3D model to the preferred starting view and zoom level.
Save this view, and when you view this model or share it with others your default view will be applied:
Conducting Facade Inspections
Conducting a facade inspection is easy in DroneDeploy and doesn't require the typical high-risk situations that inspectors and technicians might experience in the field.
Start by entering the model, and selecting the Inspect option at the top of your model. In this mode, view the drone's camera positions, and click into these indicators to view the source image for that location.
Navigate around your 3D model with ease using the new D-Pad Navigation feature. This can be controlled by the on-screen controls, or your keyboard, to move from image to image in the model and perform inspections efficiently.
Facade Issues are created on the source imagery in the same way as our 3D inspections. To do so, select the issue option and then with the crosshair, select the location of the item you'd like to highlight and create a pin:
Choose your issue type, and provide a summary for that pin.
Create and Share Facade Inspection Reports
Compiling your facade inspection into a report is simple once you've marked your model with issues.
Access the report by selecting the Report tab at the top of the project, or select View Report from the Facade pin on the Explore page for quick access.
This report can easily be shared directly by email, or add users to the project so they always know when a new report is available. You may also download this report as a PDF to save and share externally with stakeholders and other project collaborators.
- Can we mission chain facade inspections?
- How do I share the inspection report?
The inspection report can be downloaded as PDF and shared.
- What’s the best way to get a perfect 3D model?
Mission chain 4 facades + enhanced 3D of the entire structure, and upload together.