What does all of this cost?

The Short Answer

Besides a LiDAR-equipped iOS device, there are two primary costs, there are no costs to download, scan, and measure with Canvas.

If you are looking to convert your scans into professional grade CAD files with our Scan To CAD service see pricing below:

  • 2D Plans for AutoCAD = $0.10/sqft
    (includes 2D .pdf, 2D .dwg, and 2D .rvt) 
  • SketchUp = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .skp, 3D .dwg and 3D .dae) 
  • Revit = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .rvt, 3D.ifc, and 3D .dwg)
  • Chief Architect = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .plan, 3D .dwg, and 3D .dae)
  • 2020 = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .kit, 3D .dwg, and 3D .dae)

You can find more detailed pricing information about Scan To CAD here: How does Scan To CAD pricing work?

The Long Answer

Canvas itself is free to scan and measure, but there are three other costs to consider for Canvas: 

  • iPad or iPhone with LiDAR
  • Scan To CAD (optional)
  • Canvas Business (optional)

Canvas app 

As stated above, the Canvas app is 100% free to download. Once you have the app, you'll be able to scan spaces at no extra cost, and the resulting output can be seen here: So, what do I get after I'm done with my scan?

This on-device result can be used to review, measure, and annotate, and the files can be exported at no cost. However, if you want to bring your 3D scan into architecture and design programs like SketchUp, AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, 2020 etc, you will likely want to use our Scan To CAD service. 

iPad or iPhone 

To use Canvas, you'll need a LiDAR-enabled iPad Pro (starting at $799) or iPhone (starting at $999), which can be purchased from Apple or any authorized Apple reseller.

You can read more about which scanning hardware to use here: Which device should I use with Canvas?

Scan To CAD (Optional)

Scan To CAD is an optional service that transforms your 3D scans into editable, professional-grade CAD formats. Pricing for Scan To CAD is: 

  • 2D Plans for AutoCAD = $0.10/sqft
    (includes 2D .pdf, 2D .dwg, and 2D .rvt) 
  • SketchUp = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .skp, 3D .dwg and 3D .dae) 
  • Revit = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .rvt, 3D.ifc, and 3D .dwg)
  • Chief Architect = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .plan, 3D .dwg, and 3D .dae)
  • 2020 = $0.15/sqft
    (includes 3D .kit, 3D .dwg, and 3D .dae)

You don't need to scan the entire home, nor do you need to convert all your scans at once. Some customers scan only the rooms in question (i.e., a kitchen, which would typically be only a single scan), some scan the entire property and convert everything all at once, while still others scan everything and then convert the scans as the project develops and the client pays them for that part of the project. We power projects all across the home improvement spectrum, including many outside the home, so we've seen it all!   

Canvas Business (Optional)

Canvas Business is an optional annual membership ($299 per year per user) that provides additional perks and features to customers using Canvas regularly in their business. Some of the benefits include free cloud reprocessing (which adds color to your scan), ongoing cloud storage for your scans, discounted business pricing for Scan To CAD, priority support, and special trainings. You can learn more about Canvas Business here: What is Canvas Business?