Arvizio adds Autodesk Navisworks, Bentley Systems DGN and E57 LiDAR Spatial Data Formats

Expands Arvizio XR for Multi-location 3D Model Reviews with Magic Leap, HoloLens 2 and Mobile AR

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – April 6, 2020 – Arvizio is pleased to announce enhancement of our XR Platform with an expanded feature set and an increase in supported spatial data formats. The XR Platform is designed to offer enterprises a complete solution for optimization, visualization and collaboration using 3D CAD, BIM, LiDAR, 3D scans and photogrammetry models particularly in AEC, energy, mining, engineering and advanced manufacturing applications.

In the new release, we’ve introduced our XR Connect sharing services which provides a fully synchronized sharing session in cross platform, multi-location design reviews including audio bridging so that participants can communicate in real time. In addition, the annotation feature allows model mark-ups to be shared among users.

With an already robust set of supported spatial data formats Arvizio has further expanded these capabilities by introducing:
• Autodesk Navisworks plug in which allows the import of 3D model geometry and metadata
• Support for the import of the Bentley Systems MicroStation DGN data format
• Ability to import E57 LiDAR point cloud data
• Enhanced support for the popular Autodesk DWG data format used extensively in the industry

Highly complex models, such as those created with Navisworks, are comprised of multiple layers such as structural layers, plumbing, piping and valves, electrical, etc. Once imported into XR Director, the layer structure of the model is preserved, allowing specific layers to be selected and viewed on demand. We’ve incorporated additional formats and integrations into our XR Platform including BIM 360 and Fusion 360 cloud solutions, Revit, Faro and Leica LiDAR formats as well as many common formats such as OBJ, FBX and glTF.

Arvizio’s advanced 3D mesh optimization algorithms allow complex models with many objects (1 million plus) including large buildings, oil refineries and platforms, industrial plants and complex machines to be optimized with per object granularity.

Industrial models may be 100M+ polygons and LiDAR scans or Photogrammetry models may be several billion points, well beyond the rendering capabilities of even today’s most advanced AR headsets and mobile devices. To solve this challenge, Arvizio employs hybrid rendering which allows models to be optimized and then visualized on standalone headsets, such as Magic Leap and HoloLens 2, and mobile devices by leveraging the GPU horsepower of the XR Director PC or server to perform remote rendering. The hybrid rendering is seamlessly integrated into the visualization experience – simply select streaming mode on the device and the advanced software takes care of the rest.

“Mixed and augmented reality are transforming the design, manufacturing and construction landscape. As leaders in collaborative XR, Arvizio wants to ensure that our customers are provided with the technology to meet their expectations,” said Jonathan Reeves, CEO of Arvizio. “With Arvizio’s innovative XR Platform, organizations can now create seamless collaborative 3D experiences across locations and devices. We’re proud to announce that our latest enhancements to the platform allow for a much more powerful experience.”

We invite you to join Arvizio, Magic Leap and Golder to participate in our upcoming free webinar:
Transforming the Industrial Enterprise Sector with Spatial Computing on Wednesday, April 8th at 9 AM
PDT / 12 PM EDT.

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