Transforming Building Information Modeling with Matterport BIM File
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, has unveiled its latest offering, the Matterport BIM file. This groundbreaking service dramatically reduces the time and costs associated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. With just a single click, customers can turn a Matterport digital twin captured by a compatible 3D camera into a ready-to-use BIM file, expediting projects and slashing costs by up to 70%.
The Power of Matterport’s Revit Plugin
In addition to the Matterport BIM file, Matterport has also announced the launch of its new Plugin for Autodesk® (Nasdaq: ADSK) Revit®. Revit is the industry’s leading BIM software, widely used for creating models of spaces during conceptual design, visualization, analysis, and construction. Now, architects, designers, and building engineers can seamlessly upload the Matterport BIM file into Revit, enabling them to efficiently create and manage information throughout the various stages of a construction or design project.
“The launch of Matterport BIM file and the Matterport Revit Plugin demonstrates Matterport’s commitment to the AEC industry, showcasing how BIM practices and technology platforms can enhance efficiency and streamline workflows for Autodesk customers,” says Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Autodesk Developer Network. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Matterport in making ‘as built’ BIM significantly easier.”
Boosting Team Productivity and Slashing Modeling Costs
With BIM, all the information about each component of a building is consolidated in one place. Stakeholders can include details about behavior, performance, material types, costs, and more within the BIM model. Traditionally, this process required extensive measurement and CAD translation work to input vast amounts of data, taking several weeks or even longer for complex projects.
However, with the Matterport BIM file, teams can generate the same output at a fraction of the cost typically associated with surveying and creating as-built documentation. This revolutionary solution not only decreases modeling costs for clients but also accelerates project timelines, providing a significant 70% cost savings.
“There can often be sticker shock when it comes to modeling costs, which ultimately affects our clients. However, with the impressive 70% cost savings offered by the Matterport BIM file, we anticipate our clients’ satisfaction with our adoption of this new scan-to-BIM workflow,” says Akira Jones, Director of Digital Services at HH Angus and Associates Ltd. “Since we already utilize Matterport to capture precise 3D as-builts of our spaces, ordering the BIM file is as simple as a few clicks, allowing us to import it into Revit. This recent project saved us over 40 person-hours, enabling our team to focus on delivering exceptional design work to our clients.”
Simplifying the BIM Workflow with Matterport
The Matterport BIM file empowers customers to effortlessly integrate this new scan-to-BIM workflow. The process begins with the creation of a digital twin, accomplished by scanning the space using a 3D camera like the Matterport Pro2 or by scheduling an expert technician through Matterport Capture Services. Subsequently, customers can order the BIM file directly from their Matterport account. Upon delivery, the BIM file can be seamlessly imported into their preferred BIM application. For those utilizing the Revit Plugin, the BIM file can be promptly uploaded within their Autodesk seat.
“We have collaborated closely with Autodesk on the development of our Revit Plugin, working alongside some of the industry’s largest and most reputable firms for the Matterport BIM file offering. With the introduction of these two cutting-edge AEC solutions, we are excited to offer the fastest and most convenient path from a Matterport 3D scan to a BIM file, delivered in just days with a simple click,” says Preethy Vaidyanathan, Vice President of Product at Matterport. “The Matterport BIM file not only provides outstanding ROI for our AEC customers but also serves as a comprehensive source of truth for designing, building, and managing properties.”
Find out more about Matterport’s BIM file and the Autodesk Revit Plugin here.
For additional information on HH Angus’ scan-to-BIM workflow with Matterport, visit here.
To explore Matterport’s AEC solutions, please visit matterport.com/aec.