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How BIM and VR boost the construction industry [Examples]

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on May 11, 2020 1:35:20 PM

In 2020, there are 3 main trends you should follow in construction industry:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Virtual reality (VR)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

These technologies drive the digital transformation of the construction sector. BIM and VR are most important because they offer the chance to experience the project while still in the design phase. They are already bringing about a fundamental change in the way construction industry plans, designs, develop and manage a construction project. They enable all the people collaborating with the project to have the same level of information, while making the process more reliable, productive and cost-effective.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, CAD models, 3D Visualization, Construction industry

Beyond teleconferencing: working remotely with Virtual Reality (VR)

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Apr 10, 2020 2:13:49 PM

With the recent democratization and availability of VR technology, many companies are racing to adapt Virtual reality (VR) to the workplace. If it may be too late for business to develop a new set of policies for remote work, they can still make the experience productive and engaging for their employees. Especially by giving them the right equipment to keep collaborating competently on their projects.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, CAD models, 3D Visualization, VR systems, shipbuilding, manufacturing, Construction industry, VR hardware

Improve your project management with point clouds in virtual reality

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Mar 6, 2020 11:42:18 AM

A point cloud is a set of points in space, generally produced by laser scanning (LiDAR) or photogrammetry. Depending on their density, these points help you visualize the external surfaces of objects or environments. Therefore, they are often used in the construction industry, along with BIM models.

But such sets of data can do a lot more for your industry. 3D scanning technology enables you to capture a digital copy of an object, when creating a CAD model from scratch can be long, costly and complex. Let’s see why point clouds in virtual reality can be a great asset for your industry and how to use it efficiently.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, Construction industry, project review in VR

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