One of the biggest use case applications for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in the workplace is that of collaboration, helping teams work together wherever they are in the world and across multiple platforms. One of which is The Wild, a platform specifically designed to help architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms coordinate more effectively. Today, the company has announced an update to its building information modelling (BIM) toolset, adding three new tools.
The new toolset now includes the Inspect Tool so that users can view object-level BIM data on any element in a 3D model), the Visibility Tool to control layer visibility for SketchUp or Revit files, and lastly the highly requested Measure Tool for visualizing and annotating distance in a virtual space.
These new tools continue The Wild’s platform expansion, having released an integration for Autodesk BIM 360, allowing teams to experience their BIM 360-hosted models together. Allowing up to eight people to meet up in a fully synchronized virtual space, The Wild offers native sketching and annotation tools, is compatible with most 3D file types, and integrates with industry-standard tools like Revit, SketchUp and other 3D workflows.
Last year saw The Wild add support for the popular Oculus Quest standalone headset in addition to its availability on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, PC and Mac desktop and in AR form for iOS devices. Companies already using The Wild include Adidas, SAS International, Dillon Consulting, Zoom+Care, Scala, Bora Architects, BNP Paribas, ASD Sky, MacDonald Miller, and Arc’teryx.
While The Wild specifically concentrates on the AEC market, other tools designed to make enterprise projects easier to manage using the power of VR/AR include Spatial, which is a broader platform. Not solely for business – but marketed for that sector, Spatial offers 3D avatars and Microsoft Meetings support.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of The Wild and its latest updates, reporting back with further announcements.