Meet Canvas, the fastest, easiest way to create a scale-accurate 3D model of a home — all from your iPad. We help you "skip ahead to the fun part" on every home improvement project.
Instead of capturing one measurement at a time, Canvas captures thousands per second, and then combines them into a single 3D representation of the space. You can view your 3D model from any angle, measure between any two points, and revisit it any time.
Our Scan To CAD service takes your 3D model one step further: for a small fee per model, you can convert your scans into editable, layered, professional-grade CAD files and jump right into design, quoting, or other planning in a variety of industry-standard programs. All your measurements will be built right into the model, including the ones you never thought you’d need. We recommend scanning on a room by room basis, but you can merge your scans into a single model of the entire property.
Scan To CAD can output a .skp, .dwg, rvt, .ifc, .dae, or even a 2D .pdf file from your scans, which can be imported into many major CAD programs like Sketchup, Revit, AutoCAD, and more. From there, you can add objects, make architectural changes, or even create high-quality 3D renders. If you just want to use the scan from Canvas, you can export it easily as a .obj file.
You can see Canvas in action on a real project in this episode of Ask This Old House: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/ask-toh-cedar-planter-3d-scan.
Canvas is the ideal companion app for 3D-savvy architects, interior designers and decorators, design-build firms, general contractors, real estate agents, DIY enthusiasts, and more. Here's what consumers and professionals alike are already saying about Canvas:
"Canvas allows us to bring the job site back to the office." - Kyle Meyer, Black Timber Builders
"I was able to use the 3D model from Canvas to raise a possible installation issue to my contractor, avoiding at least 2 months of delay." - Mike Balzer, Homeowner and DIYer
"It allows me to take on more clients than I would otherwise be able to." - Noz Nozawa, Noz Design
"I don't know what you all did differently with this application, but it FAR exceeds anything I've ever seen before. You've taken computer vision to a whole new level, and completely blown my expectations out of the water.” - Mike McLaughlin, 3D Scanning Enthusiast
"Given that just about every other project starts with as-built modeling, it's easy to see how Canvas can be a game changer." - Mark Harrison, SketchUp
This app requires either the Structure Sensor accessory, or a LiDAR-enabled iPad. If you do not have a Structure Sensor, please visit http://structure.io to learn more about it and other ways you can use Structure Sensor to capture your world in 3D.
Canvas is a product of Occipital, Inc. By using Canvas, you agree to Occipital's Terms of Service shown here: https://occipital.com/legal/terms.
NEW IN CANVAS 2.1: Canvas now supports the embedded LiDAR sensor on new iPad Pros!
For the very first time, Canvas can now be used without any extra hardware required. Simply download the app, and you'll be able to:
- Capture scale-accurate 3D models of real-world spaces
- Measure and annotate them
- Share them via our 3D Web Viewer (released in Canvas 2.0)
- Convert them to professional-grade CAD formats (SketchUp, Revit, etc)
Compatible iPads include the iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-in (4th generation).
If you already have a Structure Sensor, awesome! Canvas 2.1 will not change your scanning experience whatsoever, and using Structure Sensor will give you higher-resolution 3D scans than those captured with just the LiDAR sensor.
Regardless of which sensor you are using, we have added one other new feature to Canvas 2.1: annotations sync. Now, when you add or edit an annotation from the Canvas app, it will display inside the 3D Web Viewer for that scan. It's a great way to share information about a space with other collaborators on a project.
Have questions or feedback about LiDAR support, or Canvas in general? Contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Still struggling with the scan quality
After half a year of trying I still often encounter bent walls and other misalignment issues.
I think in theory this is a really great app - but I personally fail at making scans that are usable to get precise measurements from.
For a quick scan and visualization this app is fine.
This app really saves my time and money!
I've used the Canvas app for a while. There were some troubles and annoying bugs. But this version fixed everything I wanted to be fixed. It brings me the ability to scan on my new iPad Pro with LiDAR without any extra hardware!!! This app saves my time and money - I can use it to scan the rooms in my home renovation business. Recommend to try it, even if you are not business oriented customer!
Fantastic Technology and Amazing Customer Support
We have been using Canvas and the Structures Scanner for almost a year now. As a professional designer for a construction company this technology revolutionized our site visits. Our ability to gather data on existing sites across the country with accuracy and consistency is vital to producing client reports, as-built drawings, renovations, and additions.
With the addition of Revit support we now have 3D models complete in days rather than weeks!
We have worked closely with the Canvas Team and are very pleased with their customer support. They feel more like a partner in out projects than a vendor.
From the professional to the home owner, this technology is only limited by the hands that use it.
- Occipital, Inc.
- 104.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), and iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
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- Canvas Business Plan $299.99
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