homeAR Supported File Formats

homeAR supports the following input formats

  1. .GLTF/GLB (including associated .BIN and image files if applicable)

  2. .FBX (including associated image files if applicable)

  3. .DAE (including associated image files if applicable)

  4. .RVT (including associated image files if applicable)

  5. .3DS (including associated image files if applicable)

File Requirements:

For optimal performance, homeAR recommends files fall under the below thresholds:

1. Triangle Count: <500,000

2. File Size: 100MB

Exporting Instructions

These instructions define the optimal approach f

  1. Exporting from ArchiCAD

  2. Exporting from Revit

  3. Exporting from Chief Architect

  4. Exporting from Sketchup

ArchiCAD®

ArchiCAD® 25

  1. In ArchiCAD, open the 3D view you want to export.

  2. For optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  3. Press ’File’ -> ‘Save-As’

  4. Select file type ‘Collada file (*.dae)

  5. The output folder will container a .dae files and an ‘images’ folder. Select both and compress to a .zip file.

  6. Upload the .ZIP file directly to homeAR or send to your homeAR contact

  7. Any issues please contact us at support@homear.io.

ArchiCAD® 22-24

  1. In ArchiCAD, open the 3D view you want to export.

  2. For optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  3. Press ’File’ -> ‘Save-As’

  4. Select file type ‘Twinmotion’ (*.fbx)

  5. Match the following options

  6. Upload the .FBX file directly to homeAR or send to your homeAR contact

  7. Any issues please contact us at support@homear.io.

Revit®

Exporting from Revit 2021-2023 (via the homeAR Connect plugin)

homeAR Connect is a free plugin available in the Autodesk store. This allows simple exporting from Revit to a homeAR-optimized format.

Please note: For optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  1. Download and install homeAR Connect for Revit here

  2. Click the Add-ins tab in the Revit ribbon

  3. Click the Save button

  4. Save the file to your preferred location

  5. Upload the .HOME file directly to homeAR or send to your homeAR contact

  6. Please note, for optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  7. Any issues please contact us at support@homear.io.

Exporting from Revit 2017-2020 (via Revit eTransmit)

Notes: For optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  1. Ensure no project is open and select Add-Ins -> Transmit model(s)

  2. In the eTransmit window, select the model you want to export and an empty folder to export to. Make sure ‘Include transmittal and error reports’ is checked.

  3. Set an export destination in the ‘Save model to’ field

  4. Then Click ‘Transmit model(s)’.

  5. In the folder selected for export, select everything, including the TransmittalReport and right-click and compress to a .zip file.

6. Upload the .ZIP file directly to homeAR or send to your homeAR contact

7. Any issues please contact us at support@homear.io.

Chief Architect®

Exporting to DAE from Chief Architect

  1. To export a 3D model a camera view or overview must be active.

  2. Make sure that everything that you want to export is set to display in the current view, and everything you do not want to export is not set to display. For optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  3. When the model is ready, select File> Export> 3D COLLADA Model

  4. Press ‘Export’ and select a destination.

  5. Zip the .DAE files together with the textures folder into one .ZIP file.

  6. Upload the .ZIP file directly to homeAR or send to your homeAR contact

  7. Any issues please feel free to contact us at support@homear.io.

Sketchup®

Exporting to 3DS from Sketchup®

  1. Make sure that everything that you want to export is set to display in the current view, and everything you do not want to export is not set to display.

  2. Please note: For optimal performance in homeAR we recommend that non-essential terrain, foliage, exterior landscaping etc are hidden prior to export.

  3. When the model is ready, select File> Export> 3DS

  4. Select the export options as follows:

  5. Press ‘Export’ and select a destination.

  6. Zip the .3DS files together with the textures folder into one .ZIP file.

  7. Upload the .ZIP file directly to homeAR or send to your homeAR contact

  8. Any issues please feel free to contact us at support@homear.io.

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