Shannon Christensen, NCIDQ, IDS is an interior designer based in Portland, Oregon. She takes on about twenty projects per year on her own, in addition to assisting other interior designers with SketchUp drafting services.
Shannon invested in a new iPad Pro with an embedded LiDAR sensor and integrated Canvas into her design process. She immediately saw a return on that investment: from the start, Canvas replaced an hour of measuring with a minute of scanning and she no longer worries about missing any measurements — all the measurements of the space are available within the scan.
Before, Shannon would take those manual measurements and draw a 3D model in SketchUp to use as the basis of her design. Now, Canvas’s Scan To CAD service processes Shannon’s scans into editable, design-ready SketchUp files in approximately two days, which reduces the billable time she previously spent modeling existing conditions herself by about four hours per project. She reinvests that time in preparing renderings which help her clients visualize the final product and gets them to “yes” faster.
Canvas also helps Shannon collaborate with designers who don’t use computer design software. These designers scan spaces using their own iPads, upload the scans to Scan To CAD, and send the resulting SketchUp files to Shannon. She then translates her designer clients’ drawings into 3D renderings for the end clients. Her designer clients are stunned by how quickly she’s able to create elevations, especially when designing homes with complicated architecture, such as vaulted ceilings and beams.
Canvas enables Shannon to: