We’ve recently launched an updated version of Planner 5D with an exciting new feature. Using ARKit, we’ve developed an Augmented Reality (AR) Ruler tool that introduces a new (and easy!) way to draw floor plans. With the AR Ruler and your iPhone/iPad camera, you can convert the room you’re standing in into a floor plan in Planner 5D.
With the help of ARKit, your iPhone or iPad can analyze the scene presented by the camera view and find horizontal planes in the room. ARKit can detect horizontal planes – like tables and floors – so you can tag the points in a room and create a digital floorplan.
The AR Ruler can be used on an iPhone 6S and higher, any iPad Pro or the 2017 iPad.
How to use the AR Ruler
1.Open your project in Planner 5D - under Tools, select the AR Ruler.
2.Point your device’s camera at the floor and slowly move your device until the crosshair appears.
3.When the crosshair appears, align it with the first point you want to tag and click the plus button at the bottom of your screen to add it.
4.Use the AR Ruler to add points along the edge of the wall. Move the camera along the room and add other wall points and room corners. You can also create a unique floorplan by tagging any point on the floor!
5.Continue until the entire area is marked.
6.When finished, select the checkmark to easily import your floor plan into your project! Adjust the new room in your project as needed.