Virtual tour with real estate planning – for architects, designers, builders

The functionality of the Virtual Tour is not limited to the ability to visualize the space, but also opens up many other viewing options that greatly simplify the work of real estate – especially for architects, designers, sales agents and engineers . In this blog, we will explain, from a technical and practical point of view, what is schematic floor planning and 3D room modeling , and why these features are useful in construction and real estate.

Schematic floor plan Matterport

Schematic floor plans add a special visual touch to the virtual tour. A floor plan gives buyers an additional visual layout that sketches the space and helps them make a purchasing decision faster. Of course, a virtual tour is more enjoyable, but selling a property will still require a traditional floor plan. In addition, the Matterport floor plan can be used offline and is accurate to 99%

Why is this useful? Very simple – a combination of many advantages. Entrepreneurs don’t have to waste time creating photos for sale, drawing layouts, and taking measurements. All this can be done with one virtual tour, which will be both more economical and visually more pleasing solution. 

Conventional photography and standard layouts are becoming a thing of the past, as technology advances rapidly, combining fast, efficient and simple solutions in one virtual tour .

3D modeling of premises

Matterport 3D Modeling is a 3D rendering of a space that allows you to “move” around a room to experience it as if you were actually there, but with multiple viewing options. One of them is a ” dollhouse view “, which gives a three-dimensional image of an object that can be rotated and viewed from any viewing angle. This is a great tool to see the big picture – the arrangement of rooms, the mutual relationship of rooms, each floor separately or the whole object.

However, there is also an additional feature that works as a handy tool for building room models.

3D Modeling is for architects, engineers, and construction professionals who want to import 3D data into software (3ds Max, ReCap, Revit, or AutoCAD).

For example:

  • Architects and engineers can use a point cloud (.XYZ) to create a space of their own design.
  • Construction professionals can use the images of the ceiling and floor plans described above to document the space.

3D modeling works with an accuracy of 0.1% of reality. This means that even before construction begins, you can simulate and accurately predict the total cost of furnishing a room by drawing a project in software. As a result, the look of the dollhouse is converted into a universal 3D AutoCAD format , in which you can virtually arrange furniture or model an interior .

Object measurement function

In addition to the functions described above, a special measuring tool is also integrated into the virtual tour , which makes virtual tours even more functional. The measuring tool allows users to measure space and objects in it . This function is useful in various matters related to real estate, for example, if you have an apartment that you have decided to rent out, if you design a virtual tour, tenants can remotely check if their furniture fits into the space. 

One virtual tour solves several problems

Finally, we conclude that a virtual tour is more than just a way to give customers a visual experience of a room. One virtual tour can have several bonus features useful for real estate sales, architecture and design. Each of the additional features has a separate cost, as it is developed separately from the traditional virtual tour . However, we draw your attention to the fact that a multifunctional virtual tour with several viewing functions will cost less than developing each visual image separately.

If you have any questions or would like to receive an individual offer and answers about how a virtual tour can benefit your business – contact us! We will be happy to explain and develop the most effective solution for your company. 

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