Virtual Design Analysis Group is a division of NVentum, LLC.

This unique collaborative endeavor; to utilize the latest reality capture technology to document the artifacts, buildings and campus of History San Jose, provides opportunities for private sector, non-profits and institutions of higher education to work together to solve some of today's most pressing engineering issues. The protocol for retrofitting as-built historic facilities and the use of new technologies to preserve our most prized historic treasures are vital to the continued success and expanded influence of our museums.
This blog will document the challenges and successes of this ambitious, one of a kind project.

Friday, April 18, 2014

July 12th through 20th 2014
Summer Technology Camp
Reality Capture 
Technology Training Center 
at History Park.
This summer, the Reality Capture Technology Training Center will host its' inaugural training  at History Park in San Jose. Beginning Saturday July 12th, students will learn about laser scanning technology and put their newly acquired skills to work on a preservation/historic documentation project at History Park.
FARO Technologies'
3D Focus Scanner

The Reality Capture Technology Training Center program is a STEAM program that focuses on state of the art geospatial technologies. Student/participants will work in teams to laser scan and digitally document the Nelson-DeLuz House on the campus of History Park. Students will use Autodesk ReCap Software, FARO
Nelson-DeLuz House @ History Park
Photo Courtesy Of History San Jose
3D Focus and Z&F laser scanners as part of the Reality Capture Technology Training Center process. Following the documentation process, students will register the scans and create a 3D model for the museum's archives.

The Reality Capture Technology Training Center is open to students 16 years and older. Reality Capture Technology and 3D modeling has literally dozens of applications. From as-built documentation and condition monitoring to civil engineering and electronic gaming, modern reality capture technology's impact on the way we live is being felt more and more.
The inaugural technology training camp will host 15 student/participants. Registration for the summer training camp opens June 1st, check this blog or the History San Jose webpage at for updates.