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Matterport introduces CAD file add-on

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‘One-click’ CAD creation tool will produce editable CAD drawings direct from Matterport ‘digital twins’


Matterport is working on a new CAD file add-on that will enable the ‘simple creation of CAD files’ directly from a Matterport ‘digital twin’.

Historically, Matterport has only delivered CAD files as part of its BIM file add-on. However, according to Matterport, for projects that don’t require the level of detail of BIM, this added unnecessary time and cost.

With the new CAD file add-on, Matterport says its customers can reduce design and documentation time through a one-click solution producing editable CAD drawings from Matterport point clouds.

The CAD file add-on package will include: .DWG CAD format of floor plans and reflected ceiling plans (AutoCAD 2020 version), .DXF exported from .DWG, PDF of all floor plans and reflected ceiling plans, .RCS Point Cloud File and .CTB file of plot styles for CAD.

“Great design and successful projects start with a solid foundation, yet the industry continues to rely on time-consuming tools and processes to get the job done,” said Stephanie Lin, Sr. director, business strategy, Matterport. “With our CAD file add-on, we’re making CAD creation faster and more accessible so that anyone can kickstart the design process to streamline projects.”

The CAD file add-on builds on Matterport’s existing add-ons and integrations for design and construction professionals, such as Matterport BIM files (includes both BIM and CAD), the MatterPak Bundle (includes colour point cloud, reflected ceiling plan images, high-resolution floor plan images, 3D mesh file and texture map images), and integrations with construction project management software tools like Procore Technologies and Autodesk Construction Cloud.

The new CAD file add-on will be available to all regions globally in early 2024.

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