Green Stories is an architectural design consulting firm specializing in the rehabilitation of long-abandoned residential properties. Run by architect Thomas Reynolds, AIA, the firm typically works on between 100 and 120 projects per year in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Eager to grow, Thomas invested in an iPad Pro with an embedded LiDAR sensor so that he could use Canvas, which would enable him to speed up his as-built creation process and spend more time on the creative part of the job: reimagining the properties.
Thomas and his contractors now use Canvas to scan entire properties in minutes by simply walking around the space — “painting” the structural details as they go with the iPad. Instead of spending between a half and a full day manually measuring and drawing each individual dimension, Canvas captures every dimension that it sees.
Once back in the office, Thomas uploads the scans to Canvas’s Scan To CAD service. Within about two business days, Thomas receives an editable, professional-grade BIM Revit at a LOD 200 specification. The files are structured and organized in native families and elements, ready to be manipulated. Once the Revit files are delivered, Thomas jumps right into reconfiguring the space.
Canvas enables Thomas and his team to: