With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning 2D floor plans are transformed into virtual 3D models of the building in mere minutes. Alternatively, 3D files can be directly imported and interpreted. PORTER processes all of the necessary information from the imported data, allowing for precise material selection for your real estate projects. And it’s all BIM-ready!
From 2D to 3D with the click of a button – thanks to artificial intelligence
PORTER – part of the BIM process chain
PORTER is fully compatible with BIM as a management and planning tool. The BIM databases from your real estate project are simply integrated into PORTER. The supported file format is IFC. For example, flooring is automatically recognized based on IFC tags and geometric data in your newly created project. PORTER upgrades the BIM process as a result.
High-end visualization of real estate projects – even on the simplest devices
PORTER can be used on any laptop, tablet or desktop computer with a stable internet connection. A high-performance computer isn’t necessary! Thanks to streaming technology, your project is displayed in superb 3D quality online.
Real estate tours from any location with the multi-user feature
“From any location” really means from any location. With the multi-user feature, multiple parties can move through a building and select materials at the same time in virtual reality and in the desktop view. In real time, from anywhere in the world and transparently for everyone involved in the project.
Linked to manufacturer databases with real products
PORTER integrates manufacturer databases, with their actual products and prices, including all the metadata. The PORTER cloud makes sure the planning databases and manufacturer product ranges are always up to date for everyone involved in the project.
Create area and price calculations as well as parts lists in real time
Algorithms running in the background make it possible to calculate area ratios in real time and create quantity/parts lists that include pricing. That translates into maximum project and budget transparency for your real estate planning!
Select flooring directions
The flooring you select can be displayed in different directions: at a 0°, 45°, 90° or 135° angle.
Configure flooring material
In PORTER, you can configure and compare flooring from various reputable manufacturers in a wide range of materials.
Create & download favorites lists
When configuring flooring, a search feature, select favorites feature and the option of creating favorites lists for downloading as an Excel file make it fast, simple and easy to select flooring for your project.
3D model view in virtual reality
Look at your 3D model in virtual reality, rotate it and view it from any angle. A position indicator for the current user and others involved in the project combined with the ability to move freely in the building provides a mutual and absolutely transparent understanding of the project.
Markers & notes in VR meetings
When you are in virtual reality, you can easily add markers to the walls and objects with the controller or leave notes for your team or others involved in the project. That makes potential requests for modification transparent and visible for everyone.
Measurement feature in virtual reality
In virtual reality, distances from point A to point B – such as ceiling heights – can be measured with the controller.
Screenshots of a desired scene
Have you composed a particular scene – for example with the materials you would like for a room – and want to be able to look at it later or give other team members access to it? Take a screenshot and you can easily view, download or send it by email later in the web application.
Links to planning software Revit and SketchUp
With the PORTER plug-in for Revit and SketchUp, we make it possible for you to seamlessly transition from your customary planning tool for your real estate projects to digital, real-time material selection. With just one click, your 3D data is imported to the PORTER cloud. We also offer support in the form of step-by-step instructions on how you can already improve the visual quality of the data in the planning software.
SketchUp plug-in PORTER
From the construction of your 3D model in SketchUp to real-time material selection in PORTER in a few easy steps.
Revit add-in PORTER
From the construction of your 3D model in Revit to real-time material selection in PORTER in a few easy steps.
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