AEC Project Management

3D Scanning

Matterport’s Pro Camera captures 2D photography and 3D data from job sites, and automatically stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model of a real-world job site that you can share, annotate, and export point clouds to programs like Autodesk ReCap ® or Revit ®. It’s quicker than 3D laser scanning, and more complete than handheld 3D scanners.

As-built drawings

Given the detail and accuracy of the point cloud data that is utilised, not only will your colleagues or clients be able to walk-through and visualize your asset in high definition imagery but they can also acquire accurate dimensional information, area and volumetric data from the same imagery.

Cost Effective

With this facility you can utilise the data for your feasibility study, clearly communicate the scope of works and project requirements to all stakeholders from shareholders through to suppliers and subcontractors, and all of this can be done without the need for expensive and time consuming site visits and meetings.


Can you provide a case study?

Engineering firm TL Circle cuts field to finish time by 50%, enhances BIM modeling process in Revit with Matterport point clouds and visuals.

How accurate are the OBJ & Point Cloud measurements?

Matterport measurements are generally accurate to within 1% of reality, under normal operating conditions. Decalibration, abnormal temperatures, and other factors may result in reduced accuracy. In a 10 ft long room (120 in or 304 cm), measurements can vary within 1.2 in (3 cm) from actual. In addition, objects smaller than 1″ in any dimension may not appear. This also applies to very shiny or very dark objects since not enough light is reflected back to form a mesh.

How to use 3D scanning for AEC projets?

Matterport for the AEC industry supports the rapid documentation of construction projects. With this service, firms can now:

  • Monitor the progress of a project
  • Assess risks, damage and safety practices, sharing data with stakeholders
  • Provide nearly unlimited photos of project sites
  • Access measurement information for planning
  • Provide clients with a simple, mobile visualization tool for facility management
  • Complete site documentation delivered in 24h, from scan to final product

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What is the added value in terms of costs for AEC projects?

The value of Matterport 3D is in the ability to save the architect, engineer, inspector, bidder, banker, and public safety official time and money by not having to go to the location, by being able to see it virtually with a fairly high degree of accuracy the enduser would be able to.

  • Sign off on permits/inspections
  • Have As-built plans when completed
  • Release funds for the next phase of constructions
  • Clear understanding of the floor plan before you enter the building
  • Expedites services through collaboration and email links

What's the difference between 3D Scanning and Laser Scanning ?

Laser scanning provides higher levels of accuracy and a denser point cloud. The matterport solution provides higher quality imagery and a walk through experience along with a lighter weight, easier to manage point cloud (no post scan registration required). Those are the main differences in a nutshell. If point cloud density and millimeter accuracy are required, then laser scanning may be the right answer. If what matters is high quality visuals, easy scanning, a good walk through experience, etc. then Matterport is the right answer. Also, our product is far easier and in most cases, far faster to use and a much lower price point. 

How long does it take to cover a Space?

In 4 hours we can cover 1000m2 and up to 200 scans. 

Get a free contributor access for your team

Our online workshop is an application within de cloud for editing your 3D Spaces, downloading the OBJ files, make annotations and measurements.

    • Set the starting point for the Space in 3D Showcase
    • Disable scan positions for better navigation in 3D Showcase
    • Take Snapshots and download them in different resolutions
    • Take measurements
    • Label the rooms in Floorplan View
    • Add your company name, Space name, and Space details
    • Toggle whether Floorplan and Dollhouse Views are visible in 3D Showcase
    • Show or hide address information
    • Create a Highlight Reel or Guided Tour
    • Download OBJ files

AEC Project Management

CIMA International

"The Matterport Pro Camera does in a few hours what we cannot do in one week."