AEC Reality Capture Solution
Capture, Analyze and Distribute AEC Data Faster
For AEC we can provide a number of services that assist workflow and visualization throughout a project lifecycle.
Streamline documentation, 3D scan as-builts, and collaborate remotely with ease from anywhere.
Increase efficiency with a fast, affordable capture service
Track, Share & Export
The Leica BLK360 3D camera is a reality capture solution for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries. By using the Matterport capture app, you can capture measurements and visual documentation to keep track of key project milestones and immediately assess project status.
The 3D data captured by the Leica BLK360 camera can be exported as a point cloud into any CAD program accurate to within .23 inches. The point cloud, combined with the 3D visuals, can then be used to create a BIM for your project.
Streamline documentation, 3D scan as-builts, and collaborate with ease.
Engage with stakeholders virtually with the same richness of experience as an in-person site visit.
Agree that reality capture is the future of AEC
Agree that having a 3D walkthrough is superior to other alternatives to communicate job site status
Agree that 3D Virtual walkthroughs have improved the way they communicate on projects
Matterport Customer survey fielded in 8/2016; n=131
Farbod Mehr | ARUP
We still have a huge opportunity to make progress during this travel restriction. Instead of sending engineers and designers to the site, one local team member digitally captures the space in 3D and shares the digital twin with the entire team in order to keep the project moving forward.
William Plato | Hensel Philips
We’ve integrated this system into our day-to-day operations and our standard 6-Step Quality Process workflow. We can now capture construction conditions for documentation and as-built conditions as a single file and share that instead of managing 300,000+ individual photos.
Fast and More Complete than 3D laser scanning
We can capture 2D photography and 3D data from job sites, automatically stitching them into a complete, immersive 3D model of a real-world job site. Take this 3D model and annotate, share, and export the point cloud to Autodesk ReCap® or Revit®.
NO REGISTRATION MARKERS REQUIRED
Our 3D scanning process is push-button simple. No registration markers and no manual alignment are required. Everything is automatic!
ACCURATE WITHIN .23 inches*
Scanning is not only quick but also accurate enough to generate point clouds and polygons for as-builts and construction documentation.
Jump start your as-builts with a 3D Model
QUICKLY SCAN CURRENT CONDITIONS
3D scanning as-builts has never been easier. No need to set up registration markers before you scan and your point clouds are automatically registered in the cloud for one less step.
BE EFFICIENT, MEASURE WHILE OFFSITE
No need for return site visits when you have a complete 3D model on your computer. Your as-built engineers can reference the complete space throughout the design process, collecting virtual measurements whenever they need to. As-built documentation has never been easier.
EXPORT POINT CLOUDS INTO AUTODESK® RECAP
You can easily export a registered, colored point cloud that is ready for Autodesk® ReCap. Use a point cloud as a real-world template to kickstart your as-built design process.
BIM: Faster building information modeling
REDUCE VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS
Make the scan the first step in your BIM process. Use it to visually analyze a property, export the registered point cloud into your BIM modeling software, and start modeling from existing conditions.
WIN MORE BIDS WITH BETTER DOCUMENTATION
Building owners want the construction of their buildings to be well documented. Provide them with superior construction documentation throughout the process. When you’re done, give them the files they need for long-term facilities management.
Keep your documentation costs low while still offering accurate, high-quality information.
GET THE POINT CLOUD AND MAKE MEASUREMENTS
Get the point cloud, import into Recap or Revit, and then take as many measurements as you want. Measurements are accurate to within .23 inches.
With a point cloud, you can eliminate return visits because you always have a digital copy from which you can measure. You can also take measurements that are difficult to get in real life like pipes, trusses, and beams in the ceiling.
3D CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION WITHOUT THE HEADACHE
With only a few simple scans, we can give you quick and effective milestone documentation. With both 2D photography and 3D data, it’s the best way to track key milestones and discover issues early.
Replace 1000s of photos
A single scanned space can replace thousands of traditional 2D photos. With the immersive 360º walkthrough, documentation is both engaging and enjoyable. You can even zoom in and read detailed labels.
For when you absolutely need 2D photos, they’re easy to download from the scan. You can also get reflected ceiling plan images and high-resolution floorplan images for even richer documentation.
Measure, Annotate and Communicate Faster
Get stakeholders on the same page and give them the detail they need. Tag complicated areas with more information, such as MEP details beneath the drywall. Highlight what’s most important with a Guided Tour.
Get the point cloud that accurately details current conditions and then export to Revit to compare with the original design.
Leverage for the long term
Finally, turn over your documentation to the building owner for long-term facilities management. The owner will be pleased to have this easy-to-use treasure trove of information for future maintenance and renovations.
The 3D Spaces are a unified medium that can consolidate all your existing project documents into a few models you can easily annotate and share. Create real-world architectural, structural, and MEP designs — then keep great records before you pour concrete or put up drywall.
When the project is complete, we simply turn over your collection of 3D Spaces (captured at different phases) to the building owner and facilities manager as part of your turnover package. They’ll continue to use it for long-term management and maintenance.
Scanning 5,000 square feet (464 square meters) typically takes under an hour.
No leveling, registration markers, or manual alignment is required.
With one click, upload your data to the cloud.
Our powerful vision pipeline automatically aligns and stitches your 2D and 3D data into a complete textured mesh that’s as real as being on-site.
It’s easy to tag locations with more info and even create a visual punch list. Then share a link and stakeholders can explore the 3D Space right from their web browser.
Finally, export assets (point cloud, reflected ceiling and floor plan images, 3D mesh file, 2D photos, and more) and continue working in other software that you already use.