Making a 3D CAD model of our camper van conversion (faroutride.com/3d-model-design) helped us validate our layout and optimize every cubic inch of the precious available space. We didn’t have a Ford Transit van 3D CAD model (3D scan) at the time and we personally think it’s not required for the average DIY van builder.
On the other hand a 3D scan is a powerful and necessary tool for professional builders, upfitters and accessory making businesses working with CAD software. The Ford Transit 3D scan is a very accurate representation of the actual thing and can be used, for example, to precisely locate hole patterns and structure elements in the van that can be “transferred” to accessories (e.g. cabinet) for mounting.
While photogrammetry allows enthusiasts to create smaller simpler 3D scans, advanced 3D scanners are required to produce a very accurate 3D scan at such a large scale. That’s why we reached out to Rapid3d.ca: they specialize in the use and application of advanced 3D scanning technology (they are a distributor of the Creaform scanners) and offer scanning services. It’s not their first rodeo.
Ford Transit 3D Scan (3D CAD Model)
At the time of writing these lines, the following Ford Transit 3D Scans are available:
What to expect from the files
These files are not for the average DIY builder. They are intended for commercial use by professional builders, upfitters and accessory making businesses. You will need a powerful computer, with powerful CAD software and knowledgeable staff as working with 3D scans is much more complex than working with “normal” 3D parts or assemblies. We’re playing in the reverse engineering field, where advanced meshing and surface reconstruction techniques are the name of the game. If you don’t already have experience with that, we don’t recommend downloading the Ford Transit 3D scan CAD model.
Nice To Meet You.
Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!