TRAINING

See how easy it works!

See how you capture a room!

Use the camera of your mobile device.

Capture each corner of your room to get a floor plan.

See how you capture a door. 

Capture a room and a door at once.    

Tap the blue button to insert a door.

How to capture the wall height!

For a perfect result follow the instructions of the right posture.

See how you capture through obstacles!

Are there any obstacles?

No problem! Aim at the ceiling or through the obstacles instead.

How it works

See more specific tutorials.

FAQs

Find frequently asked questions to get more informations.

About MagicPlan

Customize and integrate MagicPlan in a workflow.

Customize and integrate MagicPlan in a workflow with:

  • Objects customization
  • Survey customization
  • Export customization
  • Easy data transmission
  • Account Management
  • Web Services

How do we customise?

Customisation happens via the MagicPlan account. We identify via the MagicPlan account that a user is attached to you and we then load the appropriate data so that MagicPlan is customized as described above.

To attach an account to your company, there are several solutions:

  • We offer an account management system where your administrator can invite users to join your workgroup to access your customization (see section Account Management).
  • Your users could register on your web site and create a MagicPlan account from your web site. The connection between our servers is made via web services (see section Web Services).

Objects customisation

MagicPlan includes objects like furniture, electrical, etc. Each object has attributes (price, photo, size, comments, etc.). You can customize the objects available in MagicPlan and their attributes to include your object catalogue with their custom attributes. Example of custom objects and attributes

Survey customisation

You can also customise every “Edit” screen in MagicPlan. “Edit” screens are available for every:

  • property
  • room
  • object
  • wall

Your users can have their own “survey”. For example, you can include additional information such as phone number, budget, account manager, electrical power of an object, type of floor per room, etc.

Export customisation

You can have your own “Send to my company” button in the export section (the same way you have a Facebook or Floorplanner button). When one of your user has completed a floor plan, he taps this button and the floor plan is sent to your server. Example of export customisation.

Data transmission

When one of your user taps your “Export to my company” button, we send data to your server:

  • We can send you the survey data mentioned in sections 1 & 2 in a csv file.
  • We can send you the floor plans in JPEG, PDF, DXF, PNG, SVG and Web formats. The PDF includes all your custom surveys and objects and it can be customized with your logo, contact info, etc.
  • You may also want to integrate the floor plan in your workflow or generate your own document. For example, Floorplanner, one of our partner, uses our data to create 3D versions of our floor plans. We can give you access to our low level data structure (xml file). You can then convert our xml into something that is compatible with your own data structure and workflow.

Account Management

MagicPlan for Business is intended to serve multi-user customers who need:

  • A centralized resource management
  • Integration into an existing workflow.

MagicPlan for Business offers:

  • Multi subscription: Manage your subscriptions, expiration dates, devices and invoices
  • Multi user: Invite / remove users
  • Custom objects sharing: Create and share custom objects and surveys with your users
  • Custom “Export” button: Centralize all data exports to a unique email address via your customized export button in the app
  • Unified layout: Enforce a uniform document layout for all your users
  • Reporting: View all plans produced by your users
  • XML format: Access MagicPlan data in a xml format to import data in your workflow or generate custom reports
  • Web services: Access a set of web services to integrate MagicPlan into your existing workflow.

Web Services

MagicPlan for Business allows you to access web services to integrate MagicPlan into your existing workflow. Via those web services, MagicPlan can communicate with your IT infrastructure.

For example, if you have a CRM with a customer database, MagicPlan can be connected to this CRM to import existing customers data. An administrator can dispatch on site surveys to a team of field technicians. He can send each technician his surveys for the day. Each survey will correspond to a new project in MagicPlan including data coming from your CRM (customer name, address, reference, etc.) Each technician will receive those surveys on their tablet or smartphone and will have his ‘to do’ list for the day. Pre-filled information accelerates his work and once he has completed his visit he can send his survey (including floor plans, technical information, surveys, etc.) back to your CRM.

MagicPlan offers the following web services:

  • Creating a New User
  • Deleting an existing User
  • Changing User’s Password
  • Connecting a MagicPlan user to a user in your database
  • Enumerating the property listings of a user
  • Accepting a payment
  • Sending / receiving projects
  • Updating a plan

Pricing Information

Purchase one or several floor plans at a time

Purchasing a property plan allows you to:

  • Export this plan as PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DXF, and CSV files
  • Access all objects for this plan
  • Update & modify this plan as often as needed without having to pay again
  • Create & use your own objects
  • Publish this plan as an interactive web site without watermarks
  • Share this plan with any other MagicPlan user
  • Share this plan with other applications
  • Send this plan to all our partners
  • Use this plan commercially

Standard Subscription

Subscribe to a list of services.

While your MagicPlan subscription is active, you may:

  • Export all plans as PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DXF, and CSV files
  • Access all objects for all plans
  • Publish all plans as interactive web sites without watermarks
  • Share this plan with any other MagicPlan user
  • Share this plan with other applications
  • Send all plans to all our partners
  • Use all plans commercially

Business Subscription

In addition to the above services of the standard subscription, the business subscription allows you to:

  • Estimate: you can access all features for estimation (export, custom catalogue creation, etc.)
  • Customize MagicPlan: Create & use your own objects
  • Manage Multi Users
    • Manage multi-user subscriptions via the web (expiration dates, devices & invoices)
    • Manage multi users via the web (invite / remove users)
    • Share custom objects with your team
    • Centralize all data exports via your customized export button in the app
    • Enforce a uniform document layout for all your users
    • View all plans produced by your team
  • Integrate MagicPlan in a Workflow
    • Access a set of web services to integrate MagicPlan into your existing workflow.
    • Access MagicPlan data in a xml format to import data in your workflow or generate custom reports.

You can unsubscribe anytime. You may keep all your plans, but will no longer benefit from the subscription services. Files exported while under subscription may be used commercially indefinitely.

How precise is MagicPlan?

MagicPlan precision should be at least 6 inches. Precision depends on how well you follow instructions.

In order to get accurate measures:

  • Calibrate MagicPlan by entering the “Settings” menu (gear) found on the MagicPlan Home Screen and tapping “calibrate”. Calibration allows MagicPlan to understand how you hold your device.
  • When capturing a room, remain at the same place and just turn yourself around. Do not walk in the room.
  • Do not change the way you hold your device.
  • Aim at each corner of the room with a reasonable precision.

Why do I need an account?

The sharing and export features of MagicPlan happen on our cloud, not on the device itself.

When you export your property plans to our cloud, we need to make sure that you are the only one being able to access your data. This is the reason why you need an account.

In which formats can I get my plan?

With MagicPlan you can export your property floor plan in 7 different formats:

  • A PDF with the plan of each floor. You can also include each room plan with pictures and comments;
  • JPEG images (one image per floor level);
  • SVG images;
  • PNG images
  • A DXF file to import into a CAD software such as AutoCAD or SketchUp;
  • An interactive web site where you navigate through the floor plan.
  • A CSV file you can open as a spreadsheet or as text with all the data and statistics of your plan.

PDF, SVG, PNG and JPEG can be customized with your logo, contact info, watermark, layout, etc

How many times can I export a purchased plan?

You can export a plan an unlimited number of times.

Can I create a 3D model?

MagicPlan partners with Floorplanner. You can export your plan to Floorplanner in order to create in a few clicks a complete 3D model of your house. For more information, visit floorplanner.com.

How do you protect my personal information?

Your privacy is important to us. For more information, please refer to our privacy policy on our web site (www.sensopia.com).

Who should I contact for more support?

For more support, please contact us at support@sensopia.com.

How to

Do I need to stand in the middle of the room?

No. You need to stand where you see the maximum number of corners. Invisible corners are more difficult to capture. Also note that you should not be too close to a room or a door corner.

Do I need to capture all rooms?

You do not need to capture all the rooms.

You can draw a room. This approach is particularly recommended for large rooms (> 1,500 ft2)

You can also add filler rooms, i.e. rooms that automatically fill the space left in-between rooms. We recommend this approach for rooms such as corridors, toilets or cupboards.

What level of detail do I need to capture?

When you start using MagicPlan do not try to capture every little details of your room. Keep it simple at the beginning.

Once you are more experienced, you will be able to capture details as small a a couple of inches.

How to add a partition wall?

You have 2 options to add a wall:

  • Open your room and then select the “Structure” section in the “Object” menu. You will find a wall structure you can add into your room.
  • You can also add a wall recess and then reduce its width. To add a wall recess, select your wall, add 2 corners and move the wall portion between the 2 corners with your finger.

We have a video in the “help” section that illustrate how to do it.

Can I capture a room in several parts?

Yes. Some rooms can be difficult to capture (lots of non visible corners, etc.) You can split this room in several portions and capture each portion independently as if you had several rooms. Then you can merge those different portions into one single room.

How can I modify a room?

First tap twice on a room to edit it.

You cannot modify a room in the Floor Editor where you assemble rooms.

Once in the Room Editor you can add, move and remove corners and walls

How can I prevent changes being made to measurements while editing?

In the Room Editor, tap the “Freeze Walls” button to edit your room without accidentally changing any wall measurements.

Can I capture curved walls?

A curved wall has no corners. We recommend to approximate the curved wall by a succession of straight lines. You can capture the wall as if it had corners or add corners in the Room Editor.

How do I capture invisible corners?

If you are not able to see a floor corner due to an obstacle, you may aim at the corresponding ceiling corner. If neither the floor nor the ceiling corners are visible, you can approximate its position as if it were visible and tap the “Corner” button .

A green grid can help you better aim at the corner, especially when it is not visible. Making sure the grid is aligned with the floor borders is not necessary to capture a corner. It is just meant to help you find the point to capture. The gyroscope is sometimes unstable, forbidding perfect alignment. Once again the corner to capture is the only thing that matters.

As invisible corners are more difficult to capture, we recommend to position yourself in the room so that you can see the maximum number of corners.

How to use the bluetooth laser feature?

  1. Select a wall (a picker will appear with a laser button on the top of it).
  2. Tap the Laser button.
  3. Turn on your laser distance meter (you should see your device appear in the list).
  4. Select your device to connect it with MagicPlan. You laser will remain connected for the whole MagicPlan session, so you only need to do this once.

Now all you have to do is select a dimension and press the measurement button on your laser meter to set its dimension.

How do I change dimension unit (feet vs. meters)?

You can choose between feet or meters.

In the Home Screen (first screen when you launch MagicPlan), tap the “Settings” button and select the measuring unit you prefer.

How can I get a PDF, JPEG or Web with all dimensions?

You can get all the dimensions on a room plan, not on the plan of a complete floor level. Displaying all dimensions at the floor level would make the floor plan difficult to read. You can however display the main dimensions and the surface of each room.

customization happens in:

  • the Settings section accessible via MagicPlan Home Screen.
  • when you tap the “Export” button”.

To get all room dimensions make sure the option “One floor plan per page, then two room plans per page” is activated. You can customize many other elements such as layout, contact information, scale, etc.

How can I get a PDF, JPEG or Web without dimensions?

You can customize your exports and decide to export without dimensions.

customization happens in:

  • the Settings section accessible via MagicPlan Home Screen;
  • when you tap the “Export” button”.

You can customize many other elements such as layout, contact information, scale, etc.

Can I share my plan on Facebook/Twitter?

You may share your plan to Facebook or Twitter by tapping the “Export” button, and selecting either of those options.

How can I backup my plans?

To back up to the cloud, go to the Home Screen of MagicPlan and tap on a plan. Then, select the “Upload” option, and your plan will be stored on our cloud.

To view this plan on another device, go to the Home Screen of MagicPlan, and tap the blue “cloud” icon in the upper-right of the screen. You will now see all of the plans you have backed up/stored in the cloud. Select the plan you would like to view/edit, and tap “Download”. You are now free to view and edit this plan on your device.

How to transfer a plan between devices?

You may access any plan you have created on any device by exporting it to our cloud.

To export to the cloud, go to the Home Screen of MagicPlan and tap on a plan. Then select the “Upload” option, and your plan will be stored on our cloud.

To view this plan on another device, go to the Home Screen of MagicPlan, and tap the blue “cloud” icon in the upper-right of the screen. You will now see all of the plans you have backed up/stored in the cloud. Select the plan you would like to view/edit, and tap “Download”. You can now view and edit this plan on your device.

Can I still access my floor plans if I get a new phone/tablet?

You may view any plan you have created on any device by backing it up to our cloud.

To back up to the cloud, go to the Home Screen of MagicPlan and tap on a plan. Then, select the “Upload” option, and your plan will be stored on our cloud.

To view this plan on another device, go to the Home Screen of MagicPlan, and tap the blue “cloud” icon in the upper-right of the screen. You will now see all of the plans you have backed up/stored in the cloud. Select the plan you would like to view/edit, and tap “Download”. You are now free to view and edit this plan on your device.

To save changes you have made on your new device, back up your plan from this device as you did previously.

How can I change/recover my password?

If you have lost your password, you can recover it:

  • At the bottom of the screen to sign in, touch the button “I forgot my password” to receive your password by email.
  • On the web page to connect the MagicPlan cloud, a button allows you to receive your password by email.

To change your password, first login and then go into the “Account” section. You will find a “Change Password” button.

How do I change language?

To change the language, just change the language in your device Settings, section General / International / Language (for iOS) or Language & Input/Language (for Android).

MagicPlan is available in French, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Norwegian and Dutch.

Troubleshooting

How do I calibrate?

Calibrate your device by entering the “Settings” menu (gear) on the MagicPlan Home Screen, and tapping “Calibrate”. Calibration improves MagicPlan accuracy by allowing it to understand how you hold your device.

Why are my measurements incorrect?

Your measures should have an error margin of maximum 6 inches.

In order to get accurate measures:

  • Calibrate MagicPlan by entering the “Settings” menu (gear) found on the MagicPlan Home Screen and tapping “Calibrate”. Calibration allows MagicPlan to understand how you hold your device.
  • When capturing a room, remain at the same place and just turn yourself around. Do not walk in the room while capturing it.
  • Do not change the way you hold your device.
  • Aim at each corner of the room with a reasonable precision.

At last, if you want exact measurements, you can also enter manually the values by zooming and tapping on the dimensions.

If you need exact measurements, you can also use a laser distance meter compatible with MagicPlan that connects with MagicPlan via bluetooth.

Why not aim at the ceiling?

You can aim at ceiling corners!

What can I do when I did not properly capture a corner?

If you did not properly capture a corner, just tap the “Undo” button. The cone that marks the corner is removed and you can capture the corner again.

Are my rooms modified when assembling?

When assembling rooms together, MagicPlan slightly deforms the rooms in order to stitch their walls with adjacent rooms. This distortion does not affect dimensions that you manually entered. If you made a mistake when manually entering the dimensions, you might end up in a situation where you cannot assemble your rooms as expected.

Why does the arrow color change when I rotate a room?

Colors of the arrow that appears when you select a room should help you properly position your room. MagicPlan analyzes your floor plan to identify when your room orientation is coherent with the orientation of the other rooms;

  • When the arrow turns green, the orientation of the room matches the orientation of the other rooms. It should be the most common situation;
  • When the arrow is red, the room is oriented differently from the others (it does not mean, of course, that this orientation is not acceptable).

Why does the corner color change when I move it?

Colors of the corner that appears when you select a corner should help you properly position your corner. The color turns green when the angle of the corner is a right-angle or flat or when 2 opposite walls become parallel.

What does the lock symbol mean?

When you manually change a dimension, a lock icon appears. MagicPlan will not modify this dimension when you change the others. To make a dimension adjustable, touch the dimension and the “unlock” button.

What does the camera symbol mean?

The “Camera” icon points out the first corner of the room that you captured.

What is the "Select Door Type" setting?

You may want to specify the door type when you capture it. This setting allows you to customize your door capture button to specify the door type.

Do I need to be connected?

MagicPlan does not use the network to create a plan, capture a room, modify a room or assemble rooms. You can use MagicPlan without being connected.

MagicPlan uses the mobile network when:

  • you export, back up or download a plan to/from the cloud;
  • you create an account;
  • to geolocalize your property when you create a new plan.

The pictures are the heaviest elements of your plan, so the more pictures you have, the more data you will transfer. We recommend to export your property plan when you are connected on a wifi network.

Why have I not received the account confirmation email?

Once you create an account in MagicPlan, an email is sent to you. Click on the confirmation button in order to complete the creation process. You may not have received the confirmation email for several reasons:

  • The email has been blocked by your anti-spam: check your junk email folder of your mailer or on your mail web server;
  • You made a mistake when typing in your email address;
  • The confirmation email has been block by your mail provider: you need to contact them in order to authorize emails from sensopia.com.

Why can MagicPlan not access the network?

Here are a few things to try:

  1. First, check the time and date settings and make sure they are accurate. Especially make sure that you are in the right timezone.
  2. Do not export your plan while on 3G, use wifi instead.
  3. Reboot your device and try exporting again.
  4. Make sure that there is enough space on your device. Free some space if your device is almost full and try exporting again.
  5. If your plan contains many large pictures, try sending it with fewer or no pictures. You can either duplicate your plan and remove pictures from the copy or save your pictures to the photo album before removing them.

Why is my address incorrect?

To locate your property, MagicPlan uses the GPS geolocalization available within your device. This geolocalization may not be precise enough to locate properly your property. You may have to manually enter your address

What is Road map / Hybrid / Satellite?

You can choose the format of the map displaying your property.

MagicPlan relies on Maps by Apple and Google Maps.

Road map / Hybrid / Satellite options are offered by our map providers

What is a DXF file?

AutoCAD dxf (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF).

It is certainly the most popular interchange format and is supported by a wide variety of applications including Autodesk tools (Inventor, Revit, 3DSMax, …) but also SketchUp pro, Dassault eDrawing and even OpenOffice Impress.

MagicPlan generates an AutoCAD 2012 version of the DXF specification.

Currently, each floor of your plan generates a separate DXF file.

The DXF model of each floor is split in 5 layers to facilitate element selection:

  • Wall layer: this layer gathers all the walls and pillars. The walls are polylines of 15cm width when possible to guarantee the best visualization and allow easier selection;
  • Door layer: this layer gathers all the doors. Each door is a separate block of DXF entities;
  • Window layer: this layer gathers all the windows. Each window is a separate block of DXF entities;
  • Furniture layer: this layer gathers all the furniture. Each furniture is a separate block of DXF entities;
  • Text Layer: this layer contains all the text (currently the names of the rooms).

You can visit our Product section on our web site to download an example of DXF file.

How much data is transferred over the network?

MagicPlan does not use the network to create a plan, capture a room, modify a room or assemble rooms. You can use MagicPlan without being connected.

MagicPlan uses the mobile network when:

  • you export, back up or download a plan to/from the cloud.
  • you create an account;
  • to geolocalize your property.

The pictures are the heaviest elements of your plan, so the more pictures you have, the more data you will transfer. We recommend to export your property plan when you are connected on a wifi network.

What Laser meters does MagicPlan support?

MagicPlan supports bluetooth low energy laser distance meters:

  • Leica Disto D510 (Europe), Leica Disto E7500i (North America),
  • Bosch GLM 100 C
  • Leica S910
  • Leica Disto D810
  • Leica Disto D1
  • Leica Disto D110
  • Stanley TLM99s
  • Stanley TLM99si
  • Stanley TLM660
  • Stabila LD250
  • WDM 8-14.

These devices are compatible with iPhone, iPad Mini, iPad (3rd and 4th Gen) and iPod Touch 5th gen.

MagicPlan also supports Prexiso iC4, which is a laser distance meter that connects directly to the dock connector. It is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 4th gen. (And iPhone5 with an adapter).