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Floorplans - Adding rooms/cupboards that are not in the tour?

This has probably been answered before but I can't find a definitive answer on it. What do people do when they want a room on the floorplan but not in the tour? The camera doesn't seem to align when you try and scan a room then close the door.

We really want to include floorplans but seem to come up against this a lot as clients want built in cupboards, store rooms etc on the floorplans but they don't want all the doors open in the tour.

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  • I do this all the time. It does take patience and extra scans but works well for me. I always get floor plans and don't scan every closet. They do a good job at figuring what is behind a door. I will use a garage as an example. I always scan the entire house, store, etc as I would do normally with the garage door shut. After everything is filled out in capture app to my liking, I will open door and go around corner in another room. Start scanning again and go toward open door. Just scan whatever(garage) it is you are wanting to be included on floor plan. Upload the complete model.

    In capture app, make a duplicate model. Open that model and you can usually spot your extra scans by the numbers. I delete them off and reupload model. This is the one I use because if you just hide scan, they can still get there from doll house.

    I like the garage to be on floor plan but not in tour. People know what a garage looks like and if not, they will be surprised when they figure they can park their car in there. If the person is living in house, they usually have everything from house sitting in garage, so I don't like including on scan.

    I have also used Photoshop to add the garage but it is too time consuming.

    I would recommend adding the price of floor plans into your prices. Everyone I have given them to are very impressed. I wish they came in jpegs also but I can convert them in Photoshop. I have a few agents that include the floor plan with house photos.

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  • Thanks for the detailed response, it's appreciated. Question for you, which model are MP using to make the floorplan from? Are you effectively processing 2 of the same models so that one can be used to make the schematic floorplan and one for the final tour?

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  • @justincolbyvaughn - what an informative reply! May I ask a really stupid question? By uploading the first model with all the scans and then re-uploading the model with the deleted scans, the floor plan will be able to have all the rooms even though the second uploaded model doesn't, right? It is almost 6:30 a.m. where I am and it might be too early for me to comprehend even simple things at this hour! I had just not realized this and just wanted to confirm I read your reply correctly. Thanks again for all your tips in this thread and others. Erin

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  • I use the original one for floor plans and publish the second. They only charge for one model because it is the same one.

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  • Yes @erinelizabethgreen! It is the same time here, so imagine writing that an hour ago!

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  • OK, but in the original model you had the garage door shut? The duplicated model you deleted the additional scans... sorry, trying to get my head around this!

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  • I think I've got my head around this now. Does the camera always align and add the room on to the tour by going around a corner and starting again?

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  • @will-1

    Sometimes it takes a second to align but by going around corner it does. I am not at home but I will attach screenshots this afternoon of both models in capture. I will include links also.

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  • With garage

    You can walk around and see the door opens and closes.

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  • @justincolbyvaugn - that is early! Thanks again for such a great bit of advice on how to get floor plans accurate. It is such a great solution.

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  • So is this the model you'd offer to the client? Or is this the one you did to make the floorplan?

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  • Most of the time on first try but sometimes it takes a few tries at moving it around. When you turn the corner, it helps to be further away than what is picked up. I have never had it not align even outside on different days. The more you do it, the easier it gets.

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  • Here is a picture from capture app to go with what I was saying earlier.

    If you look at it, you see the scan numbers are in the 30's when I first went down hall with door shut. Then when I finished scanning the house, I went back opened the door to garage. Then went back into the den(around the corner), started scanning and went down hall to open door and go out to garage. These are the scans in the 60's.

    Upload all scans, then order floor plans, make copy, delete scans you don't need, reupload model and then do whatever you do in workshop.

    The black box in the middle on the bottom wasn't scanned and on the floor plan, it is labeled closet. So you don't have to scan everything and the team will know approximately how big the closet is that isn't scanned. I normally only scan master closets and every room has closets on floor plan.

    I hope this helps, if not let me know.

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  • @justincolbyvaughn - I didn't originally ask the question, but I certainly learned from this! Thanks again!!

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  • I am glad you learned something and thanks for letting me know! That is the great thing about forums, you can ask questions and get answers from people that have already overcome the obstacles.

    I never include garages on tours because most houses have people living in them. I also take pictures, so they literally get everything off counters and clutter and throw it in the garage. People should know what a garage looks like, if not, go your house in person.

    This trick could also be used for maybe a safe room, even master closets and I am sure many others too.

    I have learned a lot here and I don't mind taking the time to help others either. I just helped someone doing a big house and told them to forget the 360's and just scan right out to the deck. They came back and told me how awesome it was! It is the thread on the 17,500sqft house. I have also talked to several people by phone and email about marketing.

    My word of advise with this camera, Just because they don't support you scanning outside, going over 200 scans or whatever else might be the case, doesn't mean it will not work! This camera is amazing and I love to push the limits everytime I use it.

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  • @justincolbyvaughn - I appreciate people like you. Someday I hope to pass forward something that can help someone else. Right now I seem to be on the receiving end!

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  • GREAT info @justincolbyvaughn

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  • I do the same thing. I include garage scans if they order a floor plan. Otherwise i charge $25 extra for a garage.

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  • many thanks for taking the time to explain, I'm going to give your method a go next time I encounter this issue.

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