Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do?
Our proprietary technology eliminates errors common in mobile scanning,
automates processing and assembly which makes iOS LiDAR usable for scanning environments.
How are you different from Matterport or other 360 image companies?
We use 3D, ground-truth data instead of making estimates from photogrammetry.
What hardware do you need?
iPhone 12 Pro or later or any iPAD pro after 2020
I’ve never done a LiDAR scan before. Is it complicated?
No! Our app is so easy and intuitive that you can get professional-grade
scans without any experience or expertise. Many of our clients hand
iPads off to their interns to handle scanning.
How do I share this data?
Share point clouds and virtual tours over the web, using a link, with anyone.
Our proprietary format makes it easy to share entire point clouds on mobile.
Isn’t the drift terrible on the iPhone?
Without Origami, the drift makes iPad LiDAR unusable for professionals.
Our technology eliminates drift and other errors common to iOS LiDAR.
How accurate are the scans?
We haven't done a statistical analysis yet, but we are targeting 1/2 inch.
Larger measurments (> 4m) will have larger error ranges.
Will have to do processing or registration?
No! Processing and registration happen automatically, in the cloud,
so you can scan it, forget it, and when you need it, access a full scale digital twin.
How long does it take?
It takes about 3 minutes complete a new scan, and 20 minutes for the
scan to automatically process and register.
I need to register scans to co-ordinate data. Is that possible?
Yes. You can register scans to BIM models, drawings or even traditional
LiDAR scans, and update the digital twin over time.
Can you process terrestrial LiDAR scans too?
Yes! Our platform was built to handle and streamline enormous amounts of data.
What point cloud formats do you support?
Currently we support .LAS and .PLY and .E57 and will be adding Autodesk formats shortly.
What BIM tools can we import the point clouds into?
You can import point clouds into Revit, NavisWorks and RECAP.
Do I need internet access while scanning on-site?
No. There is no internet required while scanning. Scans will automatically
upload when you connect to the internet.
Do you do any processing on the device?
No, all processing is done in the cloud which gives your more time
to get better results and saves battery.
Will it drain my battery?
No! Because we don’t do any processing on the device, it will not drain your battery.
Will it fill my hard drive?
No! Scans are less than 300 MB and automatically deleted from your device once they are uploaded.
I have privacy concerns at my company. How do you address them?
We can use a server owned/leased by your company to host all of the data, both raw and processed.
What are the best use cases for this technology?
Our customers use this for quick as-built captures for estimates,
emergencies, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and utilities.
Can I have multiple people scanning the same site?
Yes! Anyone with a LiDAR-ready iOS device can scan. Getting started is a simple one-step process.