Creating a Visual Punchlist from a Matterport Space

Documenting what’s been built is only the first step. The next task is verifying that it’s being done correctly, and identifying what needs to be fixed​ in a punchlist style format.

A key advantage to a Matterport Space is that the stakeholder performing the verification can create a punchlist remotely without actually going on-site​.

For the person who’ll be fixing the issues (crossing off what's on the punchlist), the immersive and visual nature of a Matterport Space makes it easy to see exactly where the issue is. 

Here's an example of a visual punchlist:

You can easily create a visual punchlist with Matterport. Another option is to create your punchlist in other software and then link directly to a specific location in the Matterport Space where you see the issue. Learn more.


Add Mattertag™ Post​s to Your Space

Each item on your visual punchlist is a tag called a Mattertag™ Post​ that is visible in 3D Showcase (the web player).

To create these tags, you will first need a collaborator account in Matterport Cloud ( with editor access to the Space.​ This is so you can open Workshop, create the tags, and then publish your changes.

First, ask your account admin to invite you as a collaborator and grant you access to that specific space. Learn more.

Next, open and find the space that you want to tag. Launch Workshop from a computer or a laptop (not a phone or tablet). How you access Workshop will depend on whether you're using Showcase 2 or the new Showcase 3 in Beta. 

If you see a yellow label next to the 3D Showcase section title, you're using Showcase 2 and the Workshop launch button is near the top right corner for Showcase. Screen_Shot_2018-12-26_at_2.59.53_PM.png

If you don't see this yellow label, you're using Showcase 3 Beta and you begin editing the Space by clicking the pencil icon near the top left corner of 3D Showcase.  Once the model is loaded, the Workshop icon will appear in the bottom right corner of 3D Showcase. 

Navigate through the 3D Space until you find something you want to tag. Click and drag on the visuals to pan your view. Click to move to a different scan position. This navigation is the same as normal 3D Showcase.

When you find something to add to your punchlist, click on the Mattertag icon


The tag (a blue and white bullseye) along with its white stem will appear on the screen. Move your mouse until the tag is in the correct spot and then click to pin it.


Your tag is actually connected to the 3D mesh under the 2D panoramas and is not connected in any way to the 2D panorama itself. The 3D mesh is what you see in the blurry circle at the base of the stem.

Some wiring and pipes may be too small to contribute to the 3D mesh, so you cannot place the tag directly on them. However, you can always put the tag close enough and lengthen the stem to point out the issue.

Once the tag is placed, you can move it by clicking and dragging the crosshair.


On the sidebar, give your tag a title and a short description. We suggest the title be the ticket number (or however else you track issues) and in the Details field, enter a description of the issue that needs to be fixed. Click Done when you are finished.

Add as many Mattertag Posts as you like. Remember to click Publish when you are done.


Optional: Change to a different color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or violet) depending on:

  • the type/category of the issue.
  • the severity of the issue.
  • any criteria you and your organization determine.


Optional: Your Mattertag can also include an external link to include more information about the issue. Below is a short list of examples of what you may link to.

  • Online project management systems such as Procore
  • Other CAFM software
  • External resources (extended documentation)
  • Other Matterport Spaces

Click the link icon in the description box. Type in your link text and then paste the link. 


Optional: You can also include multimedia such as pictures, videos, music, and more to your tags.

Just copy and paste the link into the Media field. Learn more about Multimedia Mattertag Posts.


View your Visual Punchlist

Your visual punchlist is visible in 3D Showcase (web player). Just open the space and explore as normal.

Remember, if your space is set to Public then anyone who knows the link can explore it. If you set your space to Private, only users who are logged in to Matterport Cloud ( and have at least view-only access to the Space can explore.

Tip: Switch to Floorplan View to see all your tags at a glance.

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