WHO ARE YOUR COMPETITORS?
We have no true competitors in the market. Existing solutions are 3D scanners, like Paracosm’s PX-80, Trimble’s SX10, or several Matterport products. They are great for mappers and surveyors, but fail to integrate into architecture due to cost (often very expensive), functionality (room cannot contain furniture or other workers while scanning), and delivery (outputs a large data point cloud architects complain about using).
Aside from these, the standard laser distance measurer (Bosch, Leica, etc.) simply outputs measurements for the architects to write down, no additional technology. Our device is marrying the simplicity of the standard handheld device with the technology of the 3D scanners.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT?
Low cost compared to other products/software construction professionals are accustomed to
Low data solution that quickly exports drawings that are exactly what professionals need (no large data file they have to sort through/trace over)
No training necessary since the AFX-10 is a direct replacement for the standard laser distance measurer professionals already use
Handheld, easy-to-store, and durable devices are widely adopted, so we are bringing modern technology to the device they are already comfortable with
IS ANYONE CURRENTLY USING YOUR PRODUCT?
Alpha1: In Q3 2021, we released prototypes to local architects in the San Luis Obispo, CA area to give us feedback on the hardware component of the device. Ten individuals shared their thoughts on design, usability, and functionality. These opinions have been integrated into our current design iteration of our Alpha2 units.
Alpha2: We are currently conducting workflow experiments with architects to collect data on user behavior and gain feedback on the software output. 30+ architects will participate by the end of Q3 2022 and we will consider these suggestions before our beta launch in 2023.
WHY SHOULD CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS BUY THE AFX-10?
At a reasonable price, it will save them time on the as-built drawing process by cutting down the hours they spend drawing in CAD, allowing them to focus on design work.