Our 3D Scan Beta is now public and available to all OpenSpace users by default. This feature will appear as a new capture type for all users with a Pro iOS device. Once captured, these scans can be viewed by all OpenSpace users and will appear on your floorplans much like a Field Note or 360 Photo capture.

Top Use Cases

  1. Scan now, measure later. Did you forget your tape measure? Or pressed for time? Take a 3D Scan while on site and take all the measurements you need back at the office.

  2. Verify measurements objectively. A picture is worth a thousand words, with 3D Scan it’s easy to verify measurements were taken from precisely the right points, rather than trying to remember exactly where you or someone else might have placed their tape measure.

  3. Measure from a distance. Taking a simple length measurement is pretty straightforward, but getting there can sometimes be tricky. Whether it’s a deep trench, high ceiling, or inaccessible wall, 3D Scans can be used to measure from up to 4 meters or 13 feet away.

  4. Skip that last minute site visit. With 3D Scans, measurements for tricky clearances, additional materials needed, or safety considerations can be taken from OpenSpace. Rather than having to run all the way back on site to take a measurement, use an existing 3D Scan to take all the measurements you need without even getting out of your chair.

Key Features

  1. Generate a 3D Scan of any space accurate to +/-1 inch with your Pro iOS device from up to 5 meters or 16 feet away.

  2. Pin your scan to a floorplan in OpenSpace and share with anyone on the project.

  3. When viewing a scan, click the measurement icon to take clear, objective measurements on the scan from anywhere at any time in OpenSpace to within +/- 1 inch of accuracy.

  4. When viewing a scan, click the 2D Image icon to see the raw 2D image captured with your device to ensure you have the right point.

  5. Download the scan as an OBJ file for import into any other system (more model formats to come!).

Requirements

  1. iOS device with Lidar sensor (most Pro models).

  2. An OpenSpace account.

  3. The OpenSpace iOS mobile app installed on your device.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What units does the measurement tool work in?

A. The tool will work in imperial or metric units, depending on your project settings.

Q. Is this feature available to OS Basic users?

A. Yes, but just like other captures, you are limited to only 3 scans per week.

Q. Is there a maximum capture size?

A. Yes, while capturing you will see a progress bar which will automatically end your capture when it reaches 100%. This limit is designed to be more than enough to serve most use cases. If you need to capture more, you can always take a second capture.

Q. Can I use this feature to capture an entire floor?

A. While this might be possible, this feature is not specifically designed for this use case yet. We recommend using this feature for more specific situations such as those listed above.

Q. Can you stitch multiple captures together?

A. This feature is not currently supported but may appear in a future version.

Q. Can my captures be overlaid on the BIM model?

A. This feature is not currently supported but may appear in a future version.

Q. Does the measurement tool support aligning to X, Y, or Z planes to ensure the measurement is exactly plumb or level?

A. This feature is not currently supported but may appear in a future version.

Q. Does the measurement tool support volume of surface area measurements?

A. This feature is not currently supported but may appear in a future version.

What's Next ? How to take a 3D Scan

If you have any additional questions please reach out to the OpenSpace support team at support@openspace.ai or by using the chat icon in the bottom right.

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