Canvas 0.7 offers iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max users the option of capturing larger, more complex, and even multi-room spaces by walking around them
Canvas requires iPhone 8 or above, and delivers the best scan quality and accuracy with LiDAR-enabled iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max.
Meet Canvas, the fastest, easiest way to create a scale-accurate 3D model of a room — all from your iPhone. 3D capture now fits in your pocket, and it's as easy as taking a video.
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 — with color. You can view your 3D model from any angle, measure between any two points, and revisit it any time — in-app or via the Canvas Web Viewer.
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, professional-grade CAD files and jump right into design, quoting, or other planning in a variety of industry-standard programs. It's the easy button for creating as-built 3D models and 2D drawings.
Scan To CAD can output SketchUp, Revit, Chief Architect, 2020 Design Live 3D CAD files as well as 2D floor plans in PDF and AutoCAD formats. From there, you can make structural changes, change materials and decoration, and even create high-quality 3D renders.
Canvas is trusted by thousands of home improvement professionals: design-build firms, kitchen and bath remodelers, general contractors, architects, interior designers, and more. Here's what they say:
"Canvas allows us to bring the job site back to the office." - Kyle Meyer, Black Timber Builders
"It allows me to take on more clients than I would otherwise be able to." - Noz Nozawa, Noz Design
"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
"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
"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
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.
Canvas 0.7.1 offers iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max users the option of capturing larger, more complex, and even multi-room spaces by walking around them. You can then use our Scan To CAD order to convert a scan into a CAD model of the entire space.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but Could Be Better
This app works really well. Scans can be a little grainy and lacking sometimes in detail. I would give it a 5 rating if you could combine scans to get a more detailed scan of a room. I suppose I’m also just used to total station Lidar scans that you can have combined scans that also merge data points to give a more detailed scan.
Overall, a great app for a phone. It’s crazy how far we’ve come that we can now do this on a cellphone.
Developer Response ,
Hello! You actually can combine scans as part of the Scan To CAD service — drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to learn how. As for combining into one scan, that can make the scan harder to work with and look even grainier or less detailed, but we are going to be adding an exploratory mode as well for LiDAR-enabled devices. If that answer satisfies you, we'd love to see you update that review to 5 stars ;)
The folks at Canvas were more amazing of a resource than I would have thought possible. Knowledge, integrity and respect were my main takeaways of our interactions and that's considering the fact that I was trying to utilize their app in a somewhat experimental manner. After our numerous conversations over email and video I was left requesting that they keep my contacts on file should the needs I have ever align with their business plans. I'm left satisfied with their product, help & goals and look forward to the next opportunity we have to work together. Such a great product and team.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to working with you in the future.
Unusable results, unbearable interface
Like many of those who jumped into that LiDAR fad, I’ve had luxury to devote my time to investigating the available 3D scanners on my my new iPhone. Ultimately, this app went to my folder named “crap” very fast. I’m not going to mention any solutions to avoid marketing, but there are applications that allow you to use non-LiDAR equipped devices to capture what this app is doing but with many more other options unavailable here. For example, you capture the world around you from one spot and you can’t really teleport within the space (technically you can but there will be too many artifacts making the output unusable). In other solutions, you can capture the space from different spots to then teleport more freely. In short, this app doesn’t seem to be employing 3D scanning affordances well, if at all.
Developer Response ,
One star - ouch! We'd love to understand what happened with your experience to see what could have been done better. If you could email email@example.com, we'd absolutely be happy to help. From your review, it sounds like maybe you might have been looking for a virtual tour creator (which fills in the artifacts/holes with photos), which Canvas isn't really intended to create, and as you point out, you don't need LiDAR for at all (Canvas works without LiDAR too, by the way). We aim for Canvas to be the best way to create a 3D model of a home which can be used for measurements, and transforming the 3D scan data into different architecture and design program formats to be able to edit and manipulate. If we are able to help or it does turn out that you were using Canvas for something it wasn't made for, we'd love to see you update that review :)
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- 130.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
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