When it comes to creating floor plans, both CubiCasa and SmartDraw have done a great job to make real estate professionals’ life much easier. However, there are some differences when it comes to creating floor plans, and one option could fit you better than another.
|Delivery time||24h (normal) or 6h (rush order)||Depends on the user|
|Pricing||Free floor plan for US users; Pay for add-ons||Starting at $119.4 yearly subscription|
|Order requirement||Scan the indoor space with a mobile phone while walking through the property||DIY: Sketch, add furniture and customize the floor plan using the drawing features|
|Time required||5 min||Depends on user's drawing skills|
|Gross Living Area (GLA)||Yes||No|
|Available on smartphone||Yes (on iOS and Android)||No|
SmartDraw is a ”DIY” floor plan software that runs on Mac and Windows. To create a floor plan with Smartdraw, you will need to draw it from scratch or edit one of the available templates. While It might be a helpful tool for architects or contractors, its use could be challenging for real estate photographers and other real estate professionals: creating floor plans with web-based software might take longer and reduce productivity on the go compared to using a floor plan creator app on mobile.
The best part about CubiCasa is that you don’t need any prior experience or drawing skills to be able to generate professional floor plans – just 5 minutes of your time and a smartphone. By simply walking through the property and scanning the interior space with your phone camera, you’ll receive a professional floor plan complete with total square footage within 24 hours or in 6 hours if you select rush order. No drawing or editing is needed.
You will be able to download your CubiCasa 2D floor plans in a variety of formats including JPG, PNG, and SVG. You can even make advanced edits to the SVG floor plan in any vector graphics editor such as Adobe Illustrator.
SmartDraw pricing begins with a $119.4 yearly subscription for single users and they offer a discounted price per user for teams of 5 or larger. While subscription-based pricing could be convenient for some users, for newcomers or real estate professionals who might need the service only occasionally it probably won’t be the right investment to start off with an annual subscription.
CubiCasa offers free floor plans for US users aimed at real estate marketing. Moreover, you can choose inexpensive add-ons such as fixed furniture and/or GLA report. Simple as that. You decide when and how often to scan based on your needs, you don’t have to start/renew any subscription.
With SmartDraw, you can create highly detailed floor plans, but you will always need to bring your computer with you. We, at CubiCasa, understand that for real estate professionals it’s crucial to get work done efficiently and hassle-free while in the field. That is why a floor plan creator app could be the best solution to increase your productivity on the go and make the most out of your on-site visit to the property. All you need is in your pocket: your mobile phone is the perfect indoor scanner. It takes only 5-6 minutes of scanning with your phone while walking around the space, and CubiCasa’s technology will sense each room’s dimensions and render a professional and customizable floor plan. Without sketching or editing the app will include in the floor plan everything you need to really understand the property: area and interior walls, stairs, door opening, and, if requested, even all fixed furniture – perfect for listings. You won’t even need to move furniture out of the way!
On the other hand, with SmartDraw, you will have to dedicate much more time and effort to this task: adding walls, windows, and doors, stamping furniture, appliances, and fixtures, finalizing your project – everything using your computer.
We provide a walkthrough video showcasing the key areas of the property. The average duration of the video ranges from 1-3 minutes, and is based on the size of the property. Delivery in MP4 format without audio.
CAD package includes 2D and 3D CAD files (obj, fbx, collada, autoCAD).
Supported formats are: Dwg, dae, obj, fbx
"While in most programs you have to scan each room, click at each wall, add doors, windows and openings, etc. I love that CubiCasa does all of that for you in one single scan!"
Dan, Dan O'Brien Media
"HomeVisit has had great success since day one of using CubiCasa floor plans. Especially turn around time and customer support has far exceeded our expectations."
"I have not found an app that comes anywhere near CubiCasa. The clear advantage is ease of use and fast accurate results."