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Best Practices for the plnar snap app
Best Practices for the plnar snap app

Proper calibration & technique ensures the most accurate measurements

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Written by Tommy
Updated over a week ago

The plnar snap app uses augmented reality to create a digital model of your room using just your phone, but not all models are created equal so here are some tips to help you make yours more accurate.

Before measurement can begin, plnar snap needs to go through a calibration process to understand your space. During this procedure, plnar snap will evaluate its surroundings and detect the ground surface area. 

To calibrate, aim the device’s camera at your feet while standing, and slowly move the device in a circle, to scan the area until it indicates the process is complete.

Analysis of your environment and surface detection can fail or take too long for a few reasons – insufficient light, an overly reflective surface, a surface without enough detail, or too much camera motion. If you experience one of these issues, try the suggestions below:

Once you have finished the calibration, follow the on screen instructions to finish documenting your room. Here are some useful tips:

  1. When you are tagging each corner, you want to stand a few feet back especially if there is an obstacle so that your phone can capture the seams of the walls to better infer the corner.

  2. While taking pictures of the any structures or openings built into the wall, it is best if you can capture the full structure even if it means stepping to another room to get a better angle. 

  3. When walking the perimeter of the room, walk at a comfortable pace so your camera has enough time to capture a clear image.

  4. Do not be afraid of a little over documentation, but if you do make a mistake there are undo buttons during each phase of capture.

  5. Lastly, remember that it pays to go slow so take your time 😊.

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