Overview Matterport BIM File
Matterport BIM File can be easily imported into Autodesk’s® Revit software. Included in the BIM (Building Information Modeling) package are:
- .RVT file (compatible with Revit 2020 and newer)
- .DWG (Floor Plan)
- .DWG (Reflected Ceiling Plan)
The Matterport BIM File is for those who work in the AEC space (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction), such as the following:
- Sectors: Commercial, Retail, Data Centers, General Architecture/Design Firms, Engineering Firms, construction companies.
- Beneficiaries: Professionals within organizations responsible for design, construction, project management, acquisitions, and leasing.
Here’s an example of a residential BIM file: http://static.matterport.com/misc/bimSampleResidential.zip
Also, check out the following links to see what a BIM file looks like for this model.
- Architecture + MEP
- All available options
All orders have Architecture as the base option, and Furniture and MEP and can be added.
- Architecture (default): Existing conditions of base building architecture, dimensions, and quantities based on black and white point cloud.
- Architecture and Furniture: Architecture plus existing conditions of tables, seating, cabinets, appliances, and some wall fixtures, etc., based on black and white point cloud.
- Architecture and MEP: Architecture plus existing conditions of visible MEP systems, including but not limited to mechanical equipment, piping, plumbing, and electrical outlets based on black and white point cloud.
- MEP and Interior Furniture: Existing conditions of interior architecture, furniture, equipment, and visible MEP systems, including but not limited to mechanical equipment, piping, plumbing, and electrical outlets based on black and white point cloud.
- Complex MEP and Industrial Spaces. Includes generic models of all non-architectural features, as well as visible systems pertaining to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. This is designed for spaces like mechanical rooms, electrical rooms and spaces, data centers, and industrial type buildings.
How to Import Into Autodesk® Revit
To make importing the files even easier, use the Matterport Plug-in for Revit. Get the plug-in here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are these files LOD (Level-of-Development) 200?
Yes. Structural and architectural elements meet a LOD 200 specification, although furniture and MEP building information might typically be more representative of LOD 300.
LOD 200 means that any information derived from it must be considered approximate. At this LOD, elements are generic placeholders. They might be recognizable as the components they represent, or they might be representative volumetric placeholders.
What is the accuracy?
The accuracy will match that of the camera used for capturing. Thoroughly scan your space and work to avoid misalignment or missing areas. For spaces with high ceilings, we recommended a Pro 3 and BLK360 G1 camera to increase the density of pointcloud at long ranges.
Can I get something custom for my BIM file?
We are unable to accommodate customizations.