We’ve been working with 3D data of all types, but in particular point clouds, for many years, in Surveying, Civil Engineering, Policing, Road Safety, Security and Defence.
We are pretty much in awe of the power it brings to communicating information, as a base tool for vital measurement tasks and now for an increasingly wide and innovative range of other enhanced products for training, monitoring, operations, built and natural asset management… amongst others.
But we became increasingly frustrated that the tremendous potential of 3D information was being held back by its inaccessibility, by lack of simple tools for the less technical and by very limited ways of sharing and collaborating with colleagues using the information.
To coin a phrase – it has been the domain of the few rather than the tool of the many!
Peta bytes of 3D data are being captured or created and tragically only used in very narrow ways, requiring specialist software for specialist tasks.
So we had a cup of coffee together a few months back and in summary these were our thoughts…
There were a few nascent portals out there, but none were really doing the job of truly democratizing 3D data, liberating it and enabling people across the whole of an organisation to use it to increase effectiveness and efficiency, improve safety and training, and enhance the organisation’s relationship with staff, customers, shareholders, media and all their stakeholders.
Best chat to a few people……
So we spoke to quite a number of people in a variety of roles in civil engineering, asset management and other sectors, many who wouldn’t normally directly use or be in contact with the 3D information their company collected and many who used it all the time - and our instinct was right – if we could find a way to make it usable and shareable for all, then they had a list of problems it would help solve and ways in which it would improve their organization.
So 3DUserNet was born.
We hope you like it – we think it could be the start of a revolution in the use of 3D, not just for those already collecting, creating and using it, but also for those who can now see the potential it offers for their organization.
Let us know your thoughts anytime.
Paul, Dave and Mark Founders
Security is absolutely paramount to our business and your trust in us.
We are very happy to have one of the foremost cyber security experts in the UK as our security consultant.
John Reid – Founder CyberSynopsis
John’s knowledge and skills, whilst not a 100% guarantee - given the constant emergence of cyber threats, are focused on ensuring we are set up correctly to protect all of the data on our site.
Data is stored on Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform and adheres to a number of security and quality assurance programs.
More information about these programs can be found here.
Contact us if you are interested in joining the team.
Right at this moment we don’t have any specific vacancies…. But we would love to hear from you if you think you could contribute to our business as it grows.
We will be looking for special people with insatiably curious minds and a desire to be the best people they can be, whatever their skills now and in the future. We in turn will provide the environment in which you can thrive and achieve.
We will be looking for ‘Help! People’ - gifted in getting the right answers, in communicating and ensuring people come away feeling they are part of our special user family.
We will be looking for ‘Experience Builders’ – innovative and smart developers who can not just write and deliver code, but think through the best way of delivering more and more to the 3DUserNet experience, to build global advantage.
We will be looking for ‘Efficiency Managers’ – experienced in managing the nuts and bolts of an SaaS portal, efficiently managing the Service provisions and optimizing it for our customers.
We will be looking for ‘Business Builders’ – marketing and sales people with a passion for 3DUserNet, an understanding of the fundamental changes and positive impact it can make to a multitude of companies.
You might be am Enterprise Sales person or a Digital/Social Media marketeer, we will make sure you have the tools you want to excel.
Whatever your talent, if you think you can help us grow a world beating business, then send us something about yourself that tells us why we should talk.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Paul, Dave and Mark Founders
If you would like to get in touch please use the contact details below.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Enterprise & White Label
We would of course like to offer beneficial pricing arrangements for those looking to provide licences across their organisations, if there is sufficient volume. You may also like to personalise your portal account with your logo for all your users and guests.
We are also expecting that some providers of 3D data may see an opportunity to offer a white label version of 3DUserNet as part of their own service offering to their customers as a revenue opportunity.
We are all about partnership and improvement so if you are interested in either of the above or have some thoughts on how 3DUserNet could work better for your business then don’t hesitate to contact us
– Paul, Dave and Mark
As we are right at the beginning we don’t of course have any frequently asked questions – except perhaps to ourselves – like:
Are we mad?
Will people like it and sign up? - that sort of thing.
But here are a few things you might ask right now.
Q. I’ve pre-registered - when will my trial start? A. That’s brilliant, thanks! - Your trials will be ready to start at the beginning of September – we will send you a notification and instructions for getting going.
Q. What happens at the end of my trial? A. Nothing happens automatically, so you won’t suddenly find yourself paying for licences without you creating a proper account – that sort of thing really annoys us, as we are sure it does you.
If you go on to create a full account, during or at the end of the trial, we will transfer all the data you uploaded to the new account so you won't lose anything.
If you decide not to open a full account then, while of course we will be a bit gutted, we simply take your details off the system and remove any data you have put onto the portal. We will give you a few days amnesty on doing this as well, just in case you change your mind.
Q. What 3D file formats will I be able to upload? A. The formats availble at launch will be:
.zip (.obj files with textures in a folder structure)
Detailed instructions for uploading the files will be available at launch and further formats will be added in future versions.
Please send any questions to us at the email address below and we will get back to you asap. Then we will post them up on this page for others to see.