Cost-effective 2 and 3D walk-through plans bring homes to life

Enviz has launched Plans 3D and Plans 2D, accessible, cost-effective services for architects and designers to bring their clients’ residential home floorplans to life.

Complementing Enviz’s property experiences for multi-level residential developments or project home designs which allow property developers, sales agents, and buyers to engage in-person or remotely, Plans 3D brings virtual property experience walk-throughs to residential design, while Plans 2D delivers a new way to engage with floorplans at scale.

By simply submitting a full set of 2D architectural floorplans, Plans 2D and Plans 3D give everyday Australians the opportunity to appreciate their new home’s design from anywhere in the world before it is built. Plans 2D brings floorplans to 1:1 scale, allowing users to see their design at their feet wherever they are in the world via mobile device or tablet. Plans 3D goes one step further, creating a 1:1 scale of the entire home with an immersive, engaging, AR/VR experience which can be accessed anywhere using VR headset, mobile phone, tablet or computer. 

“The ability to physically walk-through a floorplan is an incredibly valuable experience for Australians wishing to experience what their home will be like before they build,” said Enviz CEO Michael Shaw. “Being able to virtually engage with a design at their building site with our mobile app is an asset to the design and construction industry and its customers.”  

Everyday Australians who do not regularly view floorplans will benefit the most, with an immediate understanding of the size, flow and connections of a new build. “Plans 3D will help eliminate uncertainty in the finished product as the user experience will allow a proposed design to be reviewed and validated by clients, resulting in better design outcomes for clients,” said Michael.

Making Plans 3D accessible to Australians undergoing the design and build process is top of mind for Enviz. “Plans 3D has been made as cost-effective as possible, allowing all architects and interior designers to include it as a value-add to their client, or for clients to request the service. Plans 3D’s conversion of floor plans to a virtual reality walk-through experience is $600, while a conversion to Plans 2D is just $20. We see this as a small additional cost to a design with fantastic value to users.” 

Jye Bohm and Sophie O’Dea used Plans 3D to immerse themselves in their planned new home ‘Casa Bayfield’ designed by Signature Homes.  A double-storey build on an existing 914m2 block in Geelong, Jye and Sophie’s build is an L-shape design to capture as much northern light through the living sections of the build. The build features an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass. 

“Walking through our home before it was built was incredible,” said Jye. “Seeing the height of the ceilings, the size of the rooms, and getting a better feel for the layout of the house gave us so much confidence with our design, and made us so excited for it to be completed.”

Co-founders David Esber and Michael Shaw

After using Plans 3D, Jye and Sophie were confident with the majority of the design, but did make changes including amending room sizes, adding windows, changing joinery, and changing bathroom layouts. “These are all items that we hadn’t picked up on needing to change from looking at the floorplans, and have saved us significant costs down the track in variation fees,” said Jye. “Some of the changes would not have been able to be made once the build commences, so on top of saving costs, we’ve also avoided finishing the build, then regretting decisions.”

Plans 3D made a significant impact on Jye and Sophie’s decision-making process and they appreciate the cost of using Plans 3D was insignificant when compared to the amount of money they saved in builder and plan variation fees. “We have saved thousands by changing the design pre-build, as opposed to doing this at a physical walkthrough of the build. The 3D model value for money is excellent.”

For more information   

If you would like to experience the Casa Bayfield’s Plans 3D experience for yourself:

  • From your mobile or tablet, visit
  • The link will invite you to download the Envision App. Once in the app and the experience has launched, click on ‘walkable’ on the left-hand side. 
  • Point your phone at the floor so the app can identify the floor where you are as a reference (small white dots will appear).
  • From there you will be able to walk through the home– not just click and look around. Views out of the windows will change as you move, for example.


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