•   By bimengus
  •   April 2, 2018
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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Architecture and Construction

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are one of the top 10 BIM trends which are going to flourish more in 2018.

Also, these two fields are expanding their wings rapidly all around the globe.

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Imagine clients coming to look at a newly introduced building or remodeling project, even before it gets built! Therefore, VR technology makes this believable.

Notably, the design making process became more digital than earlier. So, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) also became increasingly important. BIM has gained recognition in various ways that democratize 3D modeling experiences for every stakeholder. Therefore, Builders and Designers use technologies like Virtual Reality to improve their perception of designs. Also, to speed-up the decision-making process to understand projects briskly than before.

Use of Virtual Reality in Architecture

For architects, Virtual Reality works in combination with manual drawings and computerized models to help them understand their plan ideas. Virtual Reality supports the concept of “Connected BIM.” In that, it aids to combine every team member into the designing process much quicker than before. The immediate advantage of using VR in the design studio is the enhanced sense of measure and spatial relations. It allows for feedback in real-time. VR has the quality to quicken design-related decisions by enabling more stakeholders to verify design concepts thoroughly.

Virtual Reality Application for Interior and Architecture Design

For construction professionals, AR is the corresponding application of VR that overlies the virtual world over the actual world. Think of walking on-field with an AR imbibed construction headgear and being able to see through the walls. The AR headgear would reveal hidden building service components like heat ducts, electrical conduit, and water pipes projected over the walls.

 use of virtual reality in architecture
Use of virtual reality in architecture

Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality Application in Construction

AR helps to take the BIM model to the building site, allowing construction teams to experience it fully in an intense 3D environment. Further, it encourages the construction field to examine the spatial relations of building systems and assemblies.

Autodesk® Revit Live® is an attractive virtual reality solution for the developed environment. Revit Live gives an easy way to create deep visualizations in a single click using the Autodesk Revit Live architectural envision service. This helps designers to explore, understand, and share their ideas. The Autodesk® Live Viewer is a mutual solution to Revit Live which allows you to display and share your Virtual Reality experiences. You can share that with other teammates without using the Revit desktop application.

So, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality can entirely change how we think, design, and develop in a connected BIM world.

What’s your take on these technologies? Explore and let us know!

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