Kai C. Thomas
Founder & Managing Partner
Kai C. Thomas
“Would you like to learn more about PORTER? I look forward to hearing from you!”
New call-to-action
digital real time material selection with porter
PORTER – opening the door to the digital property world

The intelligent software platform for interactive material selection in real time and high-end visualization of your real estate project. It’s also BIM-ready.

  • Experience how the space feels
  • Real-time material selection
  • Market properties at an early stage
  • BIM – projects guaranteed to be up to date for everyone
Discover PORTER

For property developers: Digitally tour and select materials for your project from any location

Is your real estate project still only on paper? That can be changed in an instant. Our software platform PORTER makes it possible to digitally tour properties in true-to-life scale, select materials and experience them interactively as early on as in the design and planning stage. And it’s all done realistically. And more important than ever: It’s contactless and can be used from any location!

PORTER is an intelligent and automated B2B software platform. With the help of artificial intelligence, 2D floor plans are transformed into authentic 3D spaces. Alternatively, 3D files can be directly imported and interpreted.

PORTER isn’t an isolated application, but rather part of the BIM process chain.

1
Upload floor plans

Upload your 2D floor plans or 3D designs to the PORTER application.

floor plans process upload 2d 3d
2
Automated, intelligent data processing

With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, 2D floor plans are transformed into authentic 3D spaces that can be toured virtually. Alternatively, 3D files can be directly imported and interpreted.

automated 3d data processing artificial intelligence
3
Virtual & contactless material selection for real estate

Come on in! Tour your real estate project in true-to-life scale and select real materials from linked manufacturer databases. Thanks to cloud technology, the planning databases are always up to date for everyone involved.

porter real estate virtual material selection real time

PORTER & BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) refers to a model-based planning method that globally networks the participating stakeholders, which allows them to plan, implement and manage real estate projects together. Based on a 3D model, all of the data from the property is digitally modeled, combined, recorded – and updated.

The software platform PORTER is fully compatible with BIM as a management and planning tool. The databases that are created in PORTER can simply be integrated into the overall concept. The supported file format is .ifc.

PORTER upgrades the BIM process as a result, making realistic material selection possible from the very beginning! Even before detailed planning and not just at the end of the process.

bim prozess en grafik
export list stock list flooring

What you see is what you get

The highlight: PORTER integrates manufacturer databases, with their actual products and collections, including all the metadata. Because PORTER is cloud based, the planning databases and manufacturer product ranges are always up to date. Algorithms running in the background enable area ratios to be calculated in real time and quantity/parts lists including pricing are generated.

How you can benefit from PORTER

PORTER provides tremendous benefits and added value for all stakeholders in the real estate value chain. Property developers and manufacturers most notably profit from digital material selection for properties in real time and true-to-life scale. Using PORTER is easy and intuitive.

  • Experience how the space feels

    Tour the property before building starts for a precise understanding of the project.
  • Real-time material selection – contactless & from any location

    Select materials in real time from actual collections using our cloud-based manufacturer database connection. Contactless and from anywhere in the world.
  • Market properties at an early stage

    We make it possible for you to market your real estate before building starts. Which means you can avoid the risk of vacant properties.
  • BIM – projects guaranteed to be up to date

    PORTER isn’t an isolated application, but rather a synchronized database for everyone involved in the project.
  • Useable on the simplest of devices

    You only need limited processing power and no special technical devices. Everything is managed on the server side and can even be used on your tablet. A VR headset and compatible computer are only needed for virtual reality.
  • XCYDE made it possible to tour our newly planned company building in virtual reality in advance, and that included the complete representation and approval of the entire interior design. The results and measurable benefits not only thoroughly impressed me and the rest of the Klotz team, but also the site engineers, suppliers and everyone else involved. I’ve been a fan of digital material selection for properties ever since.
    Peter Klotz
    Founder and Managing Director ,
    Klotz GmbH
  • We wanted to make a new and innovative impression at trade shows. With that goal in mind, XCYDE developed a spectacular virtual reality application that in the end not only fascinated and wowed us, but also the users. So that makes it easy for me to admit that I was a bit curious at the outset of our collaboration due to how comparatively young the XCYDE team is. I can confirm today that the XCYDE team are not only masters in their field as software experts, but also have excellent communication and consulting skills.
    Michael Fürstenberg
    Manager Design Center,
    Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH
  • The possibility to “virtually experience” the new VIP area and sell business seats even though the rebuild had just started and there was no more to see than a construction site: That’s exactly what was feasible in next to no time with PORTER from XCYDE. The use of virtual reality gave us the opportunity to let our partners and sponsors experience the highlights of the newly designed VIP area and get them excited about it
    Michael Ströll
    Commercial Manager,
    FC Augsburg
  • I’ve been working closely with Kai Thomas, XCYDE’s founder, for eight years now. I’ve come to know and appreciate him as an experienced innovator and visionary. Kai Thomas is particularly talented at identifying business opportunities and creatively making their use a reality. XCYDE with the product PORTER and its compelling business model does an excellent job demonstrating just that.
    Thomas Perrevoort
    Managing Partner,
    LMP Partners
  • Technology always serves people. The more opportunities new technologies offer, the more important it is to strive for simplicity.
    Thomas Luther
    Managing Partner LMP Partners,
    IT-Investor, Seed-Investor bei XCYDE GmbH
  • Our mission is to make it possible to digitally and interactively experience real estate as early on as in the design and planning stage. Real estate projects can already be toured virtually before building starts and materials can be selected in real time based on manufacturer databases while keeping the budget transparent – and it’s all done so realistically.
    Kai C. Thomas
    Founder & Managing Partner,
    XCYDE GmbH

PORTER – all technologies in one system

Efficient data processing thanks to artificial intelligence

With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, 2D floor plans are transformed into authentic 3D spaces that can be toured virtually. Alternatively, 3D files can be directly imported and interpreted. Based on the latest findings in research, PORTER processes all information in the imported data, which makes it possible to easily and precisely select materials for real estate projects. And it’s all BIM-ready.

2D3D
DXF
DXF/DWG(e.g. pCon)
DWG
FBX - OBJ
PDF
SketchUP(via PORTER Plugin)
JPG
Revit(via PORTER-Plugin)

From planning software to digital, real-time material selection

You plan your real estate project in your customary tool, such as Revit or SketchUp – and we give you the PORTER plug-in for your seamless transition to digital, real-time material selection. With just one click, your 3D data is imported to the PORTER cloud. Optionally, we offer step-by-step instructions on how you can already improve the visual quality of the data in the planning software. On request, XCYDE can visually refine your 3D model – perfected to authentically experience your real estate project!

  • 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.

Every project is different – and we are too

Different customers and projects require an in-depth understanding of customers’ needs as well as individual, flexible solutions. PORTER is custom tailored to suit the technical needs of B2B customers and offers all key technologies in one system.

An overview of the success stories of our partners and customers is available here.

Reference projects
“Would you like to find out how you can personally benefit from what PORTER has to offer your real estate project? Then I look forward to hearing from you!”
Kai C. Thomas
Kai C. Thomas
Founder & Managing Partner
XCYDE GmbH
Headquarter
Albert-Einstein-Straße 1
89340 Leipheim (District Günzburg)
Germany
Branch office
Volkartstraße 50
80636 Munich
Germany