Build.com recently launched a new AR in-app experience, “In-Home Preview,” leveraging Apple’s new ARKit development platform. This technology takes users beyond just visualizing how a product will look in their home – they can interact with it by turning the faucet on or off, adjusting the temperature or moving the handles. Lighting fixtures can be rotated 360 degrees, moved up and down by adjusting chain or downrod lengths and switched on to show how they illuminate a room.
TapMeasure is an iPhone app that allows designers to create full, accurate spatial maps in a matter of minutes. All it takes is an iPhone’s camera and a few taps of the screen to define the boundaries and contours of a space, as well as the windows, surfaces, furniture and picture frames contained within. From there, users can easily create CAD-ready 2D floor plans and 3D room models that can be exported to design software like SketchUp.
HomeDesign 3D Gold
This architectural app lets a designer import floor plans and change the space itself; visualize new openings, raise ceilings or take out entire walls, then add in the furniture and other amenities of their choice. Work in either 2D or 3D, and share projects with collaborators, like clients, who can make modifications in real time.
To be demoed at KBIS/IBS, Chameleon Power’s app allows designers to virtually place items in a space, like this sink, to make clearer decisions.
Homestyler Interior Design
HomeStyler allows the user to try out different looks for a space by superimposing real products – 3D models of various furniture, fixtures and more – onto an actual snapshot of a room. It also allows consumers to browse profiles and portfolios of professional designers in the area and make connections with them.
MagicPlan turns the task of measuring and drawing up floor plans into an effortless process. It computes distances within a space simply by analyzing a snapshot and annotates photos of a space with the height of the ceiling or the width of the hallway.