Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.
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work - 28 Dec 2018
You might have noticed the new Floorplanner website that we rolled out a few days before Christmas. It looks a lot fresher, but it’s much more than that. We have been working on a lot of exciting new things over the course of this year, and with this release they can finally be used by our community.
This update offers a lot of new amazing capabilities, it’s like your floor plans got super powers. Not only can you render beautiful and professional 2D and 3D floor plan images, you can now also render interior still, VR panoramas in high resolution and even interior visuals in photo-realistic quality, straight from your existing floor plans!
We wrapped these features in what we call project levels. You start with a project at level 1 with decent but limited capabilities, and if you want more you can upgrade your project to the level you want. For example, with level 3 you can render VR panoramas of your project, and with level 4 you can render photo-realistic interior images.
We also introduced credits with this update. You can upgrade a single project by paying a small amount of EUR or USD, but if you want to upgrade multiple projects on a regular basis we offer an easier way. You can buy a bundle of credits - at a discount - and you can upgrade a project by spending credits.
The new website with the new project levels, render capabilities and credits are currently only available to people that have registered after the release. In the first month of the new year we will make the new features available to everybody.
I wish you all a healthy, happy and dorky 2019 🎆🎆