Architects today are merging traditional measurements and sketches with 3D scanning which assist in eliminating mistakes and streamline workflows to aid in putting together a much better product for their clients.

Manual property photography is needed for design. It can take hours to finish and even more time to organize. High-quality manual still photography can miss complex spatial details and critical measurements. Unfortunately, any other options have been limited. With the arrival of Immersive 3D Tours, architecture is steadily improving.

With Immersive 3D Tours, architects are making their revenues bigger and customer experience easier through quicker, more effective workflows. Furthermore, they are accomplishing greater design accuracies by comparing 3D scans with previous 2D documentation.

Matterport is the All-in-One Solution for Architecture, Engineering, & Construction. Midwest Aero Technologies can scan your job site once with Matterport and you can get all of the following outputs:

3D Showcase

  • Engineers, BIM managers, VDCs, and architects can inspect the site remotely with a virtual tour.
  • The virtual tour is a collection of 360º images deeply connected to the 3D model of the space.
  • Each 360º image is automatically placed in the correct location — no post-processing necessary.
  • Collaborators can use Matterport to create a visual punchlist of tasks that need to be completed. 
  • Scan the same job site at different phases to show progress over time (construction documentation).
  • Explore in Virtual Reality with Matterport VR.

3D Measurements

  • Take simple measurements (dimensions) in metric or imperial units. 
  • Measure remotely — no need for a return site visit just to measure.
  • Measure dimensions of objects, rooms, or even the entire job site.
  • Measurements are accurate to within 1% of reality. 
  • Workshop measurements are made on the 3D mesh. You can also download the point cloud and measure in ReCap.

2D Photography

  • Take simple flat 2D photography from your Matterport Space.
  • Take as many as you like and use them for both print and digital formats
  • Download your 2D photos as simple JPG files. 
  • Use for simple team communication or include in the turnover package for your clients.

360º Photospheres

  • Download as many 360º photospheres from the Matterport Space as you like. 
  • A 360º photosphere is the same spherical, panorama imagery that you see in 3D Showcase.
  • Open with a specific tool for editing and viewing 360º images, such as Pano2VR.

Colorized Point Clouds

  • For architecture, engineering, and construction customers
  • Open in AutoCAD, ReCap, or Revit and jump-start your as-built designs.
  • Fully automatic point cloud registration of all sweeps (scan positions).
  • Colorized based on the 360º panorama imagery and accurate to within 1% of reality.

High Resolution Floor Plan Image

  • For architecture, engineering, and construction customers
  • Get a quick top-down view of the job site and everything inside it.
  • Use in AutoCAD as a tracing element or open in Maya3ds Max, or other 3D software.
  • The floor plan is just a unique, orthogonal view of the 3D mesh. Make your own views/slices of the 3D mesh by manipulating the OBJ file yourself.

Reflected Ceiling Plan Image

  • For architecture, engineering, and construction customers. 
  • Same as the high-resolution floor plans, but a quick vertical view of everything on the ceiling.
  • See ventilation shafts, wiring, plumbing, insulation, and more.