Matterport’s Showcase client now includes a measurement mode, which enables users to measure objects inside a 3D environment and share those measurements with other users.
Courtesy Matterport Matterport’s Showcase client now includes a measurement mode, which enables users to measure objects inside a 3D environment and share those measurements with other users.

3D camera and spatial capture service Matterport has added a measurement mode to its web-based Showcase 3D environment viewer. The new function allows users to accurately measure rooms, windows, doors, or furniture in a Matterport 3D digital space, as well as share those measurements with anyone.

"Measurement Mode is an important step in our strategy to turn buildings into data and actionable insights," says RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport. "This new capability gives customers an invaluable tool for sharing vital information of spaces or objects within a Matterport digital twin. The potential for smarter space planning, utilization, and collaboration for the built world is enormous."

With a few clicks, the Showcase client will recognize point-to-point measurements and provide users with the sum of those points. According to Matterport, real estate professionals can use these measurements as a selling point, allowing potential buyers or tenants to judge the sizes of spaces ahead of purchase or rental.

In 2020, Matterport plans to upgrade Measurement Mode with AI functionality, Cortex, to automatically identify and measure ceiling heights, doorways, and windows.

"This new capability allows contractors and claims professionals to quickly confirm the accuracy of the associated sketch, subsequently constraining the arguments and reducing cycle times,” says Mark Whatley, senior vice president of operations for CORE Group, a Matterport client. “Matterport's technology continues to function as a credible and consistent dispute prevention tool, providing opportunities for contractors and claims professionals to transcend the traditional pitfalls that contribute to the outsized amounts of administrative waste that are currently bogging down our industry." matterport.com