Canvas: LiDAR 3D Measurements 4+

Fast, Easy As-Built CAD/BIM

Occipital, Inc.

    • 4.8 • 610 Ratings
    • Free



Canvas empowers remodelers, architects, interior designers, and other professionals to 3D scan spaces in minutes and get accurate as-built CAD models, measurement reports, and floor plans. Save hours by replacing tedious measuring with 3D scanning, which is easy to learn via our video tutorials. Save even more time by having Canvas transform your scans into editable, professional-grade 3D CAD/BIM files and 2D drawings in as little as one day.

Canvas is trusted by thousands of design-build firms, kitchen and bath remodelers, general contractors, architects, interior designers, and more. Canvas creates 3D CAD/BIM as-builts in industry-standard formats like Revit, SketchUp, Chief Architect, Archicad, Vectorworks, and 2020 Design Live, as well as detailed measurement reports and 2D floor plans in AutoCAD and PDF. Open the as-built in your program of choice and jump right into design, quoting, and planning. 2D as-builts are only 14 cents per square foot, while 3D as-builts are only 20 cents per square foot.

Canvas requires a LiDAR-equipped Pro iOS device: an iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max or newer or an iPad Pro from 2020 or newer.

Download Canvas to turn your iPad Pro or iPhone Pro into a power tool. 3D capture is easy: simply walk around rooms as if you’re taking a video. Canvas uses computer vision and AI to create accurate 3D digital twins. Scan rooms in seconds and entire homes in minutes.

Turning your scans into a measurement report or editable CAD model is even easier. Our editable models feature standardized, design-ready groups and tags so that you can get straight to design in your program of choice.

Canvas saves our customers hours and thousands of dollars. Don’t take our word for it, here's what Canvas customers say:

“Using Canvas saves my clients approximately $1,500 on measuring and modeling their home, and they get me out of their house in 15% of the time.” – Walter Faustlin, Lotus Construction Group

"I have reduced the time to measure a 2,500 square foot building from 2 hours of measuring and 1.5 hours of data input to 30 minutes of scanning and sending the scans to be converted to a Revit model." – Thomas Reynolds, Green Stories Architecture

"It allows me to take on more clients than I would otherwise be able to." – Noz Nozawa, Noz Design

What’s New

Version 3.51

This Canvas update increases the colorized scan quality on larger scans and improves uploading performance. This update also includes additional bug fixes and performance improvements. Have ideas or issues? We’re all ears at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

Rkevman ,

Fast and easy

I have used Canvas for over a year on at least 8 projects. I am a design build remodeler that used to field measure and draw a 1/4 scale drawing on graph paper, then draw the same in Chief Architect. That process would take me the better part of 8 hours total including windshield time, measuring and drawing. Now I scan the existing house with my LiDAR sensing iPad then upload to Canvas. Within several days I am able to download the file into Chief Architect and have an as-built plan and 3d of the existing space. I easily save 6 hours on each project and my team has access to the info within days of my scan rather than weeks. This is one of those no-brainers if you are looking to save time and get to other activities.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to review Canvas! We're glad you're saving 6 hours of measuring and modeling time on every project - this is exactly what Canvas is for.

Garbin2 ,

Amazing use of LiDAR changes the rehab world

Canvas, 30 minutes and a LiDAR equipped camera and you have an amazing real life interior scan of your building. Spend a couple of bucks and you get so much more. This should be in every architects, house flipper’s, homebuyers, real estate agents and etc’s tool box. Gives you a finished product you could only dream of a couple of years ago while saving you thousands of dollars and hours of work measuring. Prepare to be amazed. Must also recognize the dedication of the Canvas team led by their CEO who got on the phone with me when I had a problem. The entrepreneurial spirit and dedication that makes a successful company lives here.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such an amazingly positive review! Reviews like this mean so much to me and to the hard-working team here. I'm so glad we could talk and get everything working for you. We are here any time you need us or have feedback on the product! -- Kevin Stephens, CEO, Canvas (


Best new tool!

I recently started using Canvas to measure/model our projects and I wish I had this tool a long time ago! Takes literally minutes to scan a space for a potential remodel as opposed to an hour of manual measurements and sketching… then simply upload the scan and within a couple of days tops, I have a fully detailed “as built” file to open with Chief Architect. From there I can simply start to design the remodel. Creating the as built manually used to take me several hours… and it still wouldn’t be as thorough! Amazing new tool to have… recommend to everyone!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for reviewing Canvas! We're thrilled that it is saving you so much time and making your job easier.

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