canvas
The easy button for as-built 2D drawings
Measure and digitize rooms
in seconds — all with an iPhone or iPad.

As-built drawings and measurements... without the drawing and measurement

Capture interiors in full 3D and generate 2D drawings with a few taps. Simply scan, upload, and let us do the rest — your 2D drawings will arrive in your inbox within 2 days as an annotated 2D floor plan (.PDF) and editable 2D CAD files compatible with AutoCAD (.dwg) and Revit (.rvt).

The Basics
99%
Typical accuracy
2 days
Average turnaround time
From scan to floor plan in three steps
Scan

Scan rooms in seconds and use the on-device 3D model to instantly measure, review, or share the space. All you need is a LiDAR-enabled iPad Pro or iPhone 12 Pro.

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So, what do I get with my 3D scan?

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Upload your scan to Scan To CAD with just a few taps. We’ll take it from there.

What is Scan To Cad?

Can I merge multiple scans?

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Within approximately 2 business days of your upload, you’ll receive a 2D floor plan (with annotated dimensions) in easy-to-share PDF format, as well as editable 2D AutoCAD (.dwg) and Revit (.rvt) files.

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Sample CAD files
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Take real-world, Canvas-generated data for a spin in your software of choice.
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Download Canvas for your LiDAR-enabled iPad or iPhone

Have an iOS device without LiDAR or an Android device?

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Existing customer? Contact support@canvas.io or visit our Help Center.

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Scanning
How do I get started?

First, you'll need a compatible LiDAR-enabled device (2020 iPad Pro, iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max). Next, download the appropriate app for your device: Canvas for iPad or Canvas for iPhone. From there, create your Canvas account and start scanning!

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What devices should I use with Canvas?

To use Canvas, you’ll want an iPad or iPhone with an embedded LiDAR sensor. This includes the 2020 iPad Pros, which start at $799, as well as the iPhone 12 Pro (including the Max series), which start at $999.

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What kind of accuracy can I expect?

If you are using Canvas with a LiDAR-enabled iPad or iPhone (including most Pro models launched since 2020), most measurements should be within 1-2% of what's verified manually with a tape measure, laser distance meter, or existing blueprint.

If you are using Canvas without any kind of 3D sensor, most measurements are likely to be within ~5% of what's manually verified via similar methods, but you may find some measurements outside of that range.

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How big of a space can I scan?

There is no specific limit on the size of a space that can be scanned. However, Canvas is optimized for scanning residential environments, which tend not to exceed 5,000 square feet. You may also need or find it more convenient to break up your scans by room or floor, and we can always merge them together as part of the Scan To CAD service.

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Can I use Canvas outdoors to scan exteriors?

Canvas and Scan To CAD were both built for scanning residential interiors, and you might run into various limitations when using Canvas on exterior projects. However, these limitations can often be overcome with a bit of extra effort.

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Will Canvas work in non-residential settings?

Canvas was purpose-built and optimized for scanning residential environments. We've seen many customers use it successfully and regularly across all kinds of spaces (including residential, retail, commercial, industrial, and even archaeological!), but you may run into certain limitations using Canvas outside of its intended purpose.

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Scan To Cad
What is Scan To CAD?

Scan To CAD is a service that converts your 3D scans into editable, design-ready, and professional-grade CAD files.

Scan To CAD can produce native files ready-to-use with SketchUp, Revit, Chief Architect, 2020, and AutoCAD, as well as PDF drawings.

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I need higher accuracy than 1-2%. Can I submit my own dimensions to improve accuracy?

On its own, Canvas will typically yield accuracy tolerances within ~1-2%. For projects requiring a higher level of accuracy, you may submit manual critical dimensions with your order, which can be applied during the Scan To CAD process.

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How does Scan To CAD pricing work?

An estimate will be generated in-app, and then you will be billed upon delivery for square footage actually processed into CAD. Square footage is calculated by floor, and overlapping or duplicated areas will only be counted once per order.

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Can I merge multiple scans together?

Absolutely! Our Scan To CAD service can convert your 3D scans into editable, design-ready, and professional-grade CAD files that can either be processed individually or merged into a single, global CAD model from multiple scans.

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Can I do Scan To CAD myself?

Yes, you can always export your 3D scan data at no cost and do whatever you wish with it — including create your own CAD models (instead of using our integrated service). However, replicating the output of Scan To CAD on your own manually will require more time, expertise, and specialized software.

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Sample Data Package

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