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.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Reality Capture Technology Training Center
Summer camp dates are July 12th-19th at History Park in San Jose...
The mission of the Reality Capture technology Training Center is to introduce cutting edge technology to students through hands-on experience;to educate and foster the dreams of our next generation of artist, engineers, designers, innovators and scientist. Given our goals, it is only appropriate that our first project is the documentation and preservation of the historic Santa Ana one room school house.

Santa Ana School House at History Park,  San Jose
The 127 year old Santa Ana was located in San Benito County's Santa Ana Valley. A total of 54 teachers taught at the school from 1872 through 1974. Originally, the one room school house welcomed students from 1st through 8th grade. Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Gates-Rianda was the last to teach there from 1972-1974...Source: History San Jose webpage @
Interior of the Santa Ana School House
The documentation process begins with the laser scanning of the school house on Tuesday and Wednesday July 15th and 16th. The students will register the data collected on Thursday, July 17th using Autodesk Recap Software.
 The documentation process will serve several purposes. In addition to providing a unique educational training opportunity for our participants, we will be creating a detailed digital record of this historic building and its contents.
 It is critical that our children are introduced to new and innovative technology.  From art and design to land surveying, these technologies are key to the jobs of tomorrow. At a time when only 7 of 10 students are meeting the minimum requirements for HS graduation, it is our duty as parents and community leaders to provide the resources necessary to help them succeed and prosper.

The Reality Capture Technology Training Center, at History Park
at the Intersection of Art, Design, Engineering and Technology