Arvizio Integrates Autodesk BIM 360 with Augmented Reality Platform
BIM 360 models are now accessible on HoloLens 2, Magic Leap & Mobile AR
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – June 30, 2020
Arvizio is pleased to announce the seamless integration of Autodesk® BIM 360® with their enterprise XR Platform. The integration allows users to import models from BIM 360 into Arvizio XR Director for multi-user shared experiences using Microsoft HoloLens, Magic Leap One and mobile AR devices.
Part of the powerful Autodesk Construction CloudTM portfolio of software and services, BIM 360 is cloud-based construction management software for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) teams to collaborate on projects. Arvizio’s integration with BIM 360, which supports more than 50 3D-data formats, allows 3D models to be securely imported, optimized and visualized in augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) environments. A key benefit of AR and MR is the ability to align and review designs on location, whereas virtual reality is limited to off-site reviews.
AEC firms rely on BIM 360 to store massive 3D models that can be difficult to render on MR headsets and mobile AR devices. Models imported into the Arvizio platform employ the company’s industry-leading optimization tools and hybrid rendering capabilities to stream and visualize large 3D models on headsets as well as on tablets and smartphones. Using the Arvizio multi-user visualization tools, session participants in different locations can conduct fully synchronized collaborative meetings while interacting with massive 3D models. Users are able to walk through life-size versions, align the models with the physical world, and mark them up using a variety of devices without the need to send individual files.
“The AEC industry increasingly wants to use augmented and mixed reality in all phases of their projects – from design and proof of concept, to final construction,” said Alex Berlin, President and COO at Arvizio. “We are delighted to partner with Autodesk Construction Cloud and pleased to offer seamless integration with BIM 360 in our augmented reality platform. Our customers can now expand their ability to visualize massive 3D models and conduct real-time, multi-user, multi-location design and construction reviews complete with audio and avatar representation.”
“Innovative contractors are always looking to do more with the models they trust to BIM 360, particularly as remote collaboration increases,” said James Cook, head of integrations for Autodesk Construction Solutions. “Arvizio’s integration will help our customers leverage augmented and mixed reality to streamline collaboration and decision making.”
The BIM 360 integration with Arvizio leverages Autodesk Forge™ APIs to seamlessly convert and import models created with design tools such as AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Navisworks and others, into Arvizio’s XR Platform for optimization and visualization on Microsoft HoloLens, Magic Leap and mobile AR devices such as tablets and smartphones
To learn more about the Arvizio BIM 360 integration visit: BIM 360 Arvizio Integration
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