Frequently Asked Questions
Which 360° camera work with Visual Plan?
You will find many different low cost 360° cameras in the consumer market today the can all work with Visual Plan software, but we recommend a few that perform much better in our testing. We would recommend the GoPro Fusion, Mi Sphere 360, Insta360, Yi 360 and MADv 360 cameras (not in preference order).
A panoramic mount DSLR camera can also be used for a higher resolution result but be sure to use a 2:1 ratio when creating panoramic photos.
To create high quality 3D Visual Plans, how many photos need to be taken?
The easiest way to decide how many photos to take is divide the space by 25 (if using ft²) or by 3 (if using meter²). This is online a guideline however as the building space will vary based on the structure. Large open spaces will require fewer photos than many small rooms for example.
Do I upload the raw, fisheye or unstitched photos?
No. Visual Plan will import equirectangular 360° photos only; using a 2:1 width:height ratio
After capture, how much time does it take to process a 3D Visual Plan?
The time it takes to process a 3D Visual Plan depends on the number of photos taken, and if you are requiring a mesh model from the imagery or manually placement. This can be as fast as 15min to many hours on very large projects. Keep in mind there is no manual effort in import to process step.
Can I add or replace images after creating 3d Visual Plans?
Of Course! Replace photos before or after you have created a Visual Plan.
How to fix a slow loading Visual Plan Web Player?
Will custom 3d objects, that are not currently in Visual Plan, be uploaded?
Is it possible to add training or instructional videos to a 3d Visual Plan?
How easy can I create 2D or 3D floor plans from the imagery in the 3d Visual Plan Software?
Is it possible to upload by Visual Plan to Google Maps?
Can the Visual Plan Software measure dimensions?
Am I able to embed a 3D Digital Twin to our secured Intranet webpage, or public space?
Yes in Version 1.0 but no in Version 2.0. The Visual Plan software allows you to create an embed code to place on webpages or other spaces. However, we highly recommend that you consult with one of our security experts before placing sensitive building information in online spaces.
Does the SiteView software produce a point cloud or downloadable model?
No. SiteView is a photogrammetry solution and does not collect lidar data. We can however product 2D diagrams and 3D Models from our sketch feature in the software, exporting image/PDF/.DWG/.IFC file types to common CAD programs for more advanced diagraming or modelling.