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  • Writer's pictureMairéad Daly

Creating BIM Models with the new Matterport Pro3 Camera

Matterport recently introduced the Matterport Pro3 Camera, with a high-precision LiDAR sensor, enabling the production of BIM models for architects. It is faster and more accurate (± 20mm) than previous cameras and can capture indoor and outdoor spaces in conditions from dim light to full sunlight. Here, we outline how we produce BIM models for our Architects.

  • Scan the property, using the Pro3 Camera. For most residential properties, we capture indoor and outdoor, in approx. 2 hours.

  • Upload the scan data to Matterport Cloud, producing a 3D Digital Twin of the property, including outdoor spaces. This model enables significant collaboration and means that the Architect does not need to re-visit the property in person, saving significant time.

  • Matterport also produces add-on BIM files (OBJ, .XYZ, and .PTS) for each Digital Twin, which we can download from our cloud account.

  • Our experienced BIM engineer then imports the data into Autodesk Revit and produces the BIM model (.rvt) and drawings (IFC, DWG and PDF)

  • We deliver the finished .rvt and drawings to our Architects. They use this model in Archicad or Revit, to accelerate their design process.

For our architects, it offers significant advantages to their project:

  • It is extremely efficient and inexpensive.

  • The site survey requires only a single person, is very easily coordinated and there's no need for any further on-site visits.

  • Digital Meetings and collaboration become more efficient as the digital twin is available to all involved in the project.

  • The BIM model, which is produced within days rather than weeks, means that Architects can start the design process immediately (and skip the tedious process of completing 3D modeling workflows).

  • There are significant time and cost savings.

The above process requires the latest Matterport Pro3 camera. It also requires extensive BIM experience. However, Daly Productions are in the unique position to deliver all of the above for the Architect, quickly and inexpensively.


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