Humans are wired to work visually. We can formulate 3D images in our heads through reading text and looking at 2D images, with varying degrees of success, but there is simply no substitute for designing and reviewing projects just as we live our lives… in 3-dimensional space. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” carries no less weight when applied to the field of design engineering. When engaging in a project where people will be operating around, or directly with, equipment in the project’s scope, projecting yourself into the space by leveraging 3D scanning services is the most effective way to illuminate safety concerns before any work begins. Whether through virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or by incorporating avatars into computer models, there is nothing as powerful or as accurate as experiencing or observing how the human form will interact with elements within a project. Every project has its own unique concerns when it comes to safety, each of which can be visualized and addressed with 3D models, with the process sometimes going through several iterations before all parties, regulations and protocols are satisfied before a design is approved to move forward.