Scan a Room With the Camera of Your Mobile Device (Android)

Create a floor plan within seconds by scanning a room with the camera of your Android phone or tablet.

Use magicplan’s “Scan with Camera” feature to capture your floor plans in real-time. Watch the app work its magic by simply indicating the corners, windows, and doors of your room.

ℹ️ Note: In order to utilize the “Scan with camera” feature make sure your Android device supports ARCore and you have sufficient lighting in the room. 

Have an iOS device? Learn how to scan a room with your device here.

How to Scan a Room with Your Device’s Camera

  1. Open the magicplan app and tap a project you want to add a room to or tap the “ + “ button to create a new project.
  2. Select the floor you want to create a room in or create a new floor by tapping the “ + ” and choosing the floor type. 
  3. Once on the floor level, tap the “ + Add “ button and choose “Room.”
  4. Choose the “Scan with camera” option, select a room type, and follow the instructions to calibrate your device.
  5. Capture the perimeter of the room by aiming at its corners; a green indicator will show you where your next corner will be set. Mark your corners by tapping on the corner or the “Add Corner” button. A white grid will appear to help you accurately measure from corner to corner.
  6. Finish capturing the perimeter by aiming at the first corner (the corner you started with) or by tapping “Done".
  7. Set the ceiling height by using the grid to move from the floor to the ceiling. Once you have found the correct height tap the screen.
  8. You can then proceed to manually scan doors and windows by moving from the lower left to lower right corner of the door or window. Continue to follow the prompts that appear in the app.
  9. Finally, tap “Exit AR,” then “Yes, I’m sure.”  
    Like magic, your floor plan will automatically be created! 

💡 Tip:

  • If you aim at your feet and nothing happens, move to a part of the room with better lighting conditions and start moving your device in circles, even if the instructions haven't appeared yet.
  • To achieve the most accurate room shape and dimensions, stay in the same position in the room during the whole scan process. 
  • If you incorrectly add a corner you can use the undo arrow button in the top right corner to re-set your action.
  • Use the camera button while scanning to take pictures of your floor plan in real time.

ℹ️ Note: Unfortunately, Android devices do not support the ability to detect windows or doors automatically. This will need to be done manually with the camera of your device 

Presently, the auto-detection feature is only available for iOS devices. 

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