Preparing your project for Voosey
*** This is a temporary guide for Voosey beta users and will be refined and highly simplified in future updates with the expansion of our software services.
- Every homeplan listed on the Voosey marketplace must have at minimum:
- At least one image
- A full print-ready PDF plan set
- The total count of bedrooms, bathrooms, floor levels, garages, and square footage
In addition to those listed above, it’s highly recommended to include the following:
Voosey’s search and priority algorithm has a high degree of bias towards plans that meet the criteria below:
- A full 3D model of the home in .obj format
- A complete image gallery of renderings
- A DWG set as an optional supplement to the PDF set
Preparing Your Drawings
- From your CAD program, export your full set of drawings to a single PDF file.
Multiple PDF files are currently not accepted and it is recommended to combine all necessary presentation materials and drawings into one file.
- Optionally, export your DWG set under the same guidelines.
Preparing Your 3D Model
Note: Models with greater than 100,000 polygons may not work properly, or at all, on Voosey. You may test your model before publishing to ensure it is stable.
- From your CAD or 3D modeling program of choice, export your 3D model as an .obj (wavefront) file.
-Ensure your coordinate system uses Y as the vertical axis (up)
-Enable triangulation if available, depending on your software
-Enable mesh simplification if available, depending on your software
-Ensure materials are included with export
- After export, there should be three files contained in your destination folder:
-.obj for 3D geometry
-.mtl for material placement
-A collection of materials contained either within a new folder or in the current directory
- Collect these files and compress them to a .ZIP file to be used for upload.
-Instructions for zipping a file can be found here
Sample export dialog from Sketchup with the appropriate options for publishing on Voosey.
After export, you should have three files similar to these – a materials folder, a .obj, and a .mtl.
Uploading to Voosey
You should now have a full set of drawings, an image gallery, and a 3D model exported with the steps above. You are now ready to publish!
- If you’re using Voosey for MacOS, proceed through the interface upload dialog and use the files collected in the previous steps.
- If you’re using Voosey for iOS or iPadOS, you may need to copy these files to your device’s Files app. The following are great ways to do this efficiently:
-AirDrop from Mac to iOS or iPadOS
-If you’re on Windows but have an iPhone or iPad, use your preferred Cloud storage service, email, or some other method to transfer the files.