Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Shared Experiences Are Coming to Revit

Arvizio have announced that its MR Studio mixed reality software platform will be getting a Revit plugin. The new plugin will allow for a accurate transfer of models between Revit and MR Studio Director.

The release of the plugin means that users will be able to move models and assets between Revit and MR Studio while preserving the relevant geometry, textures and associated metadata in order to craft fully-featured mixed reality (MR) or augmented reality (AR) experiences.

The transfer of the data between software means that groups of architects, engineers or clients and customers can review different design iterations in a frictionless way. MR Studios director has been designed to allow Revit models and LiDAR scans to combined and shared using devices such as Microsoft HoloLens.

The platform also allows for long-distance collaboration, letting participants in various different physical locations conduct meetings in mixed reality, complete with sharing of 3D models, documents and other visual information.

“Our goal has always been to enhance the design experience through mixed reality, enabling professionals to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage their projects,” said Jonathan Reeves, Arvizio’s CEO. “The seamless integration of Revit with our MR Studio platform allows firms to more accurately view their models, document key milestones and collaboratively communicate progress to project stakeholders.”

MR Studio is designed for business and enterprise-level projects and is capable of providing multi-user and multi-site MR experiences for working with 3D computer-aided design (CAD) models as well as real-world 3D LiDAR scans.

MR Studio is available in two tiers, Local Edition lets users walk through models and designs at life-size, and line up models with the real world counterparts for AR or MR comparisons. Enterprise Edition extends theme capabilities towards virtual design reviews and multiple participants across locations.

Further information can be found on the Arvizio website. For future coverage on new developments in mixed reality, keep checking back with VRFocus.