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How to calculate square footage for billing?218

pattimurray private msg quote post Address this user
How are you guys calculating square footage to charge clients?
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CarlosFHdz private msg quote post Address this user
Residential property through MLS and tax records.
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Jamie private msg quote post Address this user
Measurement for me, but I do floor plans from the scan though
Shame MP doesn't have that option
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pattimurray private msg quote post Address this user
Thank you. Do you measure with a laser tool?
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Jamie private msg quote post Address this user
Hi Patti

Yes I use a laser for accurate measurement.
As you can see in the images, anything above 20-30 ft has a bit of variance. It might not be much, but when you only have 2% tolerance for errors on floor plans it's a lot. I have to carry insurance for errors and omissions for this.





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Forum Founder DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
@pattimurray

I calculate sf using the measure tool (3D Workshop-->Launch (Button)-->Floor Plan | Select Annotate --> Measure

After I measure (see screen grab), I use this square footage calculator.

Hopefully Matterport will calculate sf in a future update of workshop.

For clarification, I calculate the overall measures less spaces that I do not count. Repeat for each floor.

While this process (above) is a bit tedious, after you do 5-10 models, you'll pick up speed.

Dan


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@DanSmigrod

How are you dropping the measurements outside the plan area? When I do that, the annotation drops to the floor below.
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@DanMilstein I duplicate the model; delete all but one floor and I upload each floor as a separate model

Dan
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Jamie private msg quote post Address this user
@DanSmigrod
I do floor plans as well. I use a laser on site and do both direction exterior wall measurements. I take a snap of each floor and import into the cad program. Then simply stretch the image and draw the boundary, making sure the internal measurement is the same. The floor plan area is automatically calculated.
It's generally about 3 minutes per floor and gives a less than 2% error
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Forum Founder DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
@Jamie Thank you for the tip.

Hopefully, Matterport will add an auto-calculate sf feature. It's included in the Forum's 'Wish List' for 3D Workshop thread.

Dan
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