Project magicplan AI

 

Capture Windows & Doors Beta

 

Automated capture with AR and AI

Is the world ready for a combination of AR and AI? We think so!

With Project magicplan AI we combine AR and AI probably for the first time in the history of floor plan creation. What does that mean? Imagine creating a floor plan with magicplan as you used to. Now imagine how much faster it would be if the app could automatically detect and capture objects like windows and doors! Try it now – and be the first to experience the automated capture of windows and doors.

Capture Windows & Doors Beta

Capture of Windows & Doors is in its beta phase and takes advantage of GPU accelerated CoreML © frameworks to deliver an interactive AI experience while capturing the room. The detection and capture of windows and doors already works, but needs improvement, input and feedback. Now we need help from you, our users, to test and train magicplan AI and the capture of windows and doors.

 

Goals of Capture Windows & Doors Beta

1. Give us feedback

2. Collect more images of windows and doors to train and improve our machine learning algorithms

 

Please note: While using the beta version, images of windows and doors will be uploaded to our server. All images will be anonymized, i.e. with no reference to a specific user. The image upload can be turned off at any time, but the more pictures you provide, the more precise the doors and windows capture will be for you in the future.

Register for Capture Windows & Doors Beta

Install magicplan 7.1.3 or later

 

Check your magicplan version in the preferences menu. If you’re running an older version, please update in the App Store.

download on the app store

System requirements: iOS 11 and above (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 or 12.9), iPad (2017), iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X

Fill out the registration form

Confirm your registration and click on the activation link sent via email

Activate Capture Windows & Doors in the app

 

Capture Windows & Doors can be activated and deactivated in the “App Preferences” menu. If you do not want to transfer images to our serves, just deactivate “Train magicplan AI”. But: The more images we get, the better the detection and capture of windows and doors will work.

 

Please note: The new Capture Windows & Doors Beta option can be deactivated at any time. When deactivated magicplan will work as usual. We do not recommend using the “Capture Windows & Doors” feature on the job yet.

Please make sure that Sensor Capture is deactivated in the preferences menu.

How to use Capture Windows & Doors Beta

Room Capture

 

Capture the room corners as usual.

Capture Windows

 

Once you have created a wall, you can capture and add windows.

 

1. Point the camera at the wall and the interface changes.

2. Start the automated detection and capture of a window by pressing “Capture” on the right.

3. The window is detected if a green layer is displayed. Aim at the required window type and press the “Capture” button again or tap on it directly with your finger. The window will be added to the floor plan.

 

Windows can be deleted by tapping the trash icon.

Best conditions to capture a window:

1. Very good lighting conditions
2. The full window must be in the picture
3. The wall base needs to be correctly captured first
4. If the angle with the wall is too strong, the results are worse
5. An open window is more complicated to understand than a closed one

Capture Doors

 

Once you have created a wall, you can capture doors as well.

 

1. Point the camera at the wall and the interface changes.

2. Start the automated detection and capture of a door by pressing “Capture” on the right.

3. The door is detected if a blue layer is displayed. Aim at the required door type and press the “Capture” button again or tap on it directly with your finger. The door will be added to the floor plan.

 

Doors can be deleted by tapping the trash icon.

Best conditions to capture a door:

1. Very good lighting conditions
2. The full door must be in the picture
3. The wall base needs to be correctly captured first
4. If the angle with the wall is too strong, the results are worse
5. An open door is more complicated to understand than a closed one

Manual frames

 

If magicplan is having trouble automatically detecting and capturing a window or a door, you can manually draw a frame by hitting the “Draw” button on the left.

Closing the room

 

Close the room by re-capturing the corner you started with or hit the “Done” button.

Review

 

Review your room plan. Select a wall and hit the “Elevation” button on the bottom.