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Matterport Adds Interactive 3D Measuring Functionality to Its Spatial Data Platform

11 Dec, 2019 By: Cadalyst Staff

New Measurement Mode enables users to make and share measurements from Matterport digital twins of built environments.

Matterport is a spatial data company that helps professionals in AEC, real estate, insurance, and other fields create 3D digital twins of the built environment, using tools including its structured-light reality-capture cameras and Cloud 3.0 software platform. Today, Matterport announced new functionality that gives users the ability to take measurements in a Matterport 3D digital twin and share them with others. The new Measurement Mode in Showcase (the company’s web-based client for exploring its 3D spaces) enables users to “accurately measure rooms, windows, doors, or furniture with a simple click or tap on a PC or mobile device,” according to the company.

AEC professionals can share Matterport digital twins with stakeholders so they can review property measurements from any location with Internet access. This enables firms to bid for projects virtually, can reduce the number of change orders in a project, and reduce the time spent verifying measurements in person, Matterport reports.

“Measurement Mode is an important step in our strategy to turn buildings into data and actionable insights,” said Matterport CEO R.J. Pittman in a press release. “This new capability gives customers an invaluable tool for sharing vital information of spaces or objects within a Matterport digital twin. The potential for smarter space planning, utilization, and collaboration for the built world is enormous.”

While digitally navigating the 3D environment, users can click to create point-to-point measurements anywhere (top image). A magnified target (above) makes it easier to precisely select the desired point. 

Matterport expects to develop Measurement Mode further in 2020, eliminating the need for customers to take manual measurements in Showcase. Cortex, the artificial intelligence (AI) in Matterport’s Cloud 3.0 platform, will automatically identify and measure features such as windows, doorways, and ceiling heights, “saving customers a significant amount of time,” the company predicts.

Pricing and Availability

Matterport subscription options include limited-functionality Free and Starter ($9.99/month) tiers; a Professional ($69/month) plan, which accommodates five users and as many as 25 Active Spaces; and a Business ($309/month) plan for up to 20 users and 100 Active Spaces. 

Interested parties can try the new Measurement Mode functionality by making a free account and then exploring an interactive model of a London home on the Matterport website.


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