Matterport has launched the BIM file, a new add-on service that dramatically decreases the time and costs of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
This allows customers to transform a Matterport digital twin into a ready-to-use BIM file at the click of a button.
According to the California-based company, this new service significantly expedites projects and reduces associated costs by up to 70%.
In addition, Matterport announced a new plugin for Autodesk Revit customers.
Now, architects, designers, and building engineers can immediately upload the Matterport BIM file into Revit and start creating and managing information on a construction or design project across its different stages.
Jim Quanci, senior director of Autodesk Developer Network, said: “The launch of Matterport BIM file and the Matterport Revit Plugin both shows Matterport’s commitment to the AEC industry and how using BIM practices and technology platforms can increase efficiency and automate workflows for Autodesk customers.
“We are excited to work alongside Matterport to make “as-built” BIM dramatically easier.”
Simplifying BIM workflow
With their new BIM file, Matterport aims to simplify scan-to-BIM workflow for their customers.
First, a digital twin is created by scanning the space with a 3D camera or by scheduling a high-skilled technician.
Then, the BIM file can be ordered from their Matterport account. Upon delivery, customers can import it into their BIM application of choice.
For those using the Revit Plugin, the BIM file can be immediately uploaded within their Autodesk seat.
Preethy Vaidyanathan, vice president of product at Matterport, said: “We’ve been working with Autodesk on our Revit Plugin and collaborated with some of the largest, most recognised firms on the Matterport BIM file offering.
“With the launch of these two AEC solutions, we are excited to deliver the fastest and most convenient path from a Matterport 3D scan to a BIM file in just days with the click of a button.
“Matterport BIM file not only offers breakthrough ROI for our AEC customers, it serves as a single source of truth for designing, building and managing properties.”
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