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    Matterport 3D scanner

    I was looking at this scanner to use for scanning houses and small offices and wanted to know if anyone here has any experience with it?

    Big pro is that it's only 3200 euro and has fast scantimes. Also the stitching is automated in the cloud.
    Cons will be the accuracy (99%), but how much accuracy do we really need for existing buildings?
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    Hi, 90% of our work here is renovation so I do a lot of existing buildings, here We are using this scanner: Measurix France Basically is a Laser which you can point at each point you want to be measured, the tool draws automatically in a tablet so you can check if your scan is correct or not, the PRO is at the end you obtain a IFC file which you can use as a reference to draw you existing building in revit, the tool is accurate as the user take care of each point. the cons is that is not a point cloud is an IFC but for me it works fine, HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjajansen View Post
    I was looking at this scanner to use for scanning houses and small offices and wanted to know if anyone here has any experience with it?

    Big pro is that it's only 3200 euro and has fast scantimes. Also the stitching is automated in the cloud.
    Cons will be the accuracy (99%), but how much accuracy do we really need for existing buildings?
    Unless my information is outdated, isn't the accuracy on the Matterport something like +/- 1", per foot? Is that right still?

    I can't speak for you, but there is no way that would be even close to good enough, for me, on an existing building.

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    Matterport says accuracy is generally accurate to within 1% of reality which is sufficiently accurate for many uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspeicher View Post
    Matterport says accuracy is generally accurate to within 1% of reality which is sufficiently accurate for many uses.
    "One Percent" isn't a unit of distortion over distance. It's marketing bullshit. I want to know how much it's accuracy wanes the farther you get from the scanner.

    I've read it's a lot (one inch at a foot) which would take an insane amount of scans to be useful.

    If what I've read is wrong... Awesome! But I would (seriously) rely on a tape measure before something that's off by an inch per foot.

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    If I remember right....field measurements are being off a half/inch to an inch over 20-30 feet. An inch per foot is terrible. Hand measurement is probably more precise.

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    For surrounding context models, it should be alright.


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    1 inch per foot is indeed a lot, that's why i asked if anyone has any experience with it.
    I like the part where i have all the photo's and outlets for power in the scan.

    Maybe combine the scan with some handmeasurements.

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    Few days ago it caught my eye, too. Thing is that it's marketed for real estate business and not for AECO, which says a lot. Maybe this review will help:
    https://www.spar3d.com/blogs/confess...l-3d-scanning/

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    Matterport suggests spacing scans 5-8 ft (1.5-2.5m) apart. I pushed it a bit, but met with mixed results (environmentally dependent). In the end, I decided to pace off 8 ft for simplicity.


    That will make for a.... fun... day. Opinions vary, but ill pass on the low cost / high amount of man hours, to make that thing effective.

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