Lotus Construction Group is a 6-person design-build and remodeling firm located in Southern California which performs about 12 high-end renovation projects per year.
With Canvas, Lotus uses their iPad to 3D scan the entire home — a process that ranges from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the home, and captures thousands of measurements per second as they walk around the space.
Lotus uses the scans immediately for quick measurements and review while on-site, but their real ROI comes via Scan To CAD, which processes the 3D scan data into editable, professional-grade CAD files in various formats. Lotus simply uploads their scans and a design-ready, editable SketchUp model of the entire property arrives in their inbox within approximately 48 hours. They first generate 2D drawings to start playing with ideas, and as the project evolves, move to higher-fidelity 3D visualizations — all built on the scan data captured on the first visit.
Lotus gets to “skip ahead,” past all of the measuring and modeling, to the part of the project they actually want to work on: design and execution.
This varies a lot by firm, but for Lotus it means they can: