What software stack are you using alongside Matterport?

We're interested to know what you're using Matterport with-

Revit? SketchUp? Archibus? Chief Architect? Rhyno? Navisworks? AutoCAD? 3DS Max? Unity?

We'd love to here what and how!





  • Along side the Matterport is difficult as it is primarily good for Point Clouds in terms of a direct interface.  Revit and Navisworks would be the two I've used it with. 

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  • I use recap, revit or autocad as needed.
    But especially when we do not need great precision.
    I am not sure that the data is so reliable.

    In rusume, yes for small jobs not very precise.

    Otherwise the advantage is the speed of capture and processing, and the visualization

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  • Mesh Lab, ReCap, ReMake, Fusion360, Rhino3D, Maya and Unreal Engine 4.

    Still need to make the process smoother and decide which of the packages above produce the best results but we're getting there.


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  • Tomer, i have recently done R&D testing with the PRO camera Point clouds, issued from Matterport.

    The workflow i'm adopting is:

    Open raw .xyz format in Recap and save as .rcp format.

    Import rcp file into Revit or Autocad.

    Cut sections with either program and trace over with 3D family or 2D lines.

    Accuracy was compared against a hand held laser device.

    Horizontal accuracy ie Plan was 98.5 to 99%

    Vertical was not as accurate, so be careful with sections or elevations (we did find increasing the amount of scans on a tighter grid and varying the camera level improved the accuracy. Always run spot check dims as part of survey!!

    We still await further testing, overlaying the data on surveyed 2D data will be a good check or lidar produced point clouds.

    Locating the point cloud in real space (ie aligned to BIM) is proving difficult, but quite essential workflow for us.

    With that said the Matterport product has so many useful features and look forward to the new Pro 2.



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  • David - Would love to know which features you like and find useful. Always working to understand how our customers see and find value in our products and welcome the input and feedback. If you would like, you can email me directly @ jchwalibog@matterport.com


    John Chwalibog

    Director of Sales - AEC

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  • I use Cloud Compare to convert the dowloaded obj to xyz and then import the file straight into ARCHICAD  This gives me control over the resolution of the scan and allows me to break them down into manageable chunks if necessary..  

    I then model from the points.  Its really straight forward, and great to use.  

    We've initially borrowed the camera from one of our clients to test on their projects, and have found it great in more confined spaces, but not quite so good on larger volumes where the range becomes a bit of an issue, although detailed testing of this is ongoing at the moment as it seems to be improved where the lighting levels are lowered

    It would be good if the range could be improved, so fewer scans were necessary for triangulation and alignment.

    It would be good to improve the accuracy of the original scan.  +/- 10mm is ok for the majority of work we do but we'd prefer it if this were halved to +/- 5mm.

    If these improvements were made it would mean we would only ever need to use a Faro scanner in extremely exceptional circumstances.

    If these improvements were to significantly increase scanning time for non AEC members, I'd suggest the scan resolution could be set in the App to allow for quick or detailed scans.


    Stuart Clark

    Director/Architect Constructive Thinking Studio Ltd

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