TechViz - Blog - AR / VR for engineering

How does a 3D model become a virtual prototype on a VR system?

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jan 23, 2023 12:24:48 PM

Are you tired of viewing your 3D data on a computer screen, unable to fully grasp the potential of your designs? Look no further than VR prototyping. With VR technology, product design process can become more efficient and accurate, by allowing designers and engineers to visualize and test designs in a virtual environment.

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Topics: vr headsets, VR software, Vr design review, 3D data visualization, Immersive room / CAVE, Powerwall, VR hardware

Collision detection in VR: why is it crucial for some use case?

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Dec 9, 2022 11:22:31 AM

Collision detection is an essential aspect of AR / VR simulation. Does this new Ikea sofa you have an eye on really fit into that funky-shaped corner of your living room? This really is the question you would like answered when using the AR app on your tablet. Well, sometimes other industries have the same question when fitting machine-tools in factories.

In industries such as engineering, manufacturing and architecture, some of the biggest benefits of testing designs in VR is to assess the integration of different 3D elements or integration of the human factor with the CAD model. Collision detection can also enhance the realism of the VR experience, making it more effective for training and evaluation. In this article, we will define what 3D collisions are and how they can be used across many industries.

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Topics: Workstation ergonomics, VR software, cockpit ergonomics, 3D data visualization, Manufacturing Industry, virtual assembly

Using VR collaboration to work efficiently on engineering projects

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on May 5, 2022 2:10:05 PM

Many companies have yet to rely on VR for their process: AEC companies are still using 2D plans, engineers and designers are still working with CAD software developed 20 years ago, companies are still making many physical prototypes to compromise between engineering and design… Those methods are still usable but they entail many constraints and costs.

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Topics: VR software, VR engineering, AR/VR collaboration

3 Questions about Digital Trust before Implementing a VR Software

Posted by Thomas Serrurier on Jan 26, 2022 5:03:07 PM

Digital trust is becoming an increasingly important concept for most organizations. What does this concept cover? It is usually defined as the level of confidence in people, processes, and technology to build a secure digital world. Indeed, as companies embark on the digital transformation journey, they need to ensure that the tools being put in place are trustworthy.

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Topics: Virtual Reality (VR), VR software, VR engineering

Cloud VR: the next step for professional use of Virtual Reality

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Feb 24, 2021 2:39:36 PM

Traditional VR often requires powerful computers and other high-performance devices to provide a good user experience. But what if there was a way to work with VR content from any device and anywhere? This is what Cloud VR - also called virtual reality cloud - promises to VR users. With the arrival of 5G and other network offers, this future for virtual reality technology might be sooner than we thought.

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Topics: Cloud VR, VR software, AR/VR collaboration, VR hardware

The ROI of VR

Posted by Benjamin Dufour on Feb 24, 2020 3:39:56 PM

[Updated on March 9, 2022]

One of the main reasons some companies are still resisting the need to invest in VR is the lack of clear ROI (return on investment). Yet, some companies have taken the plunge long ago and with the benefit of hindsight, they can now tell how much extended reality (XR) has impacted their growth. According to a recent study from Forrester, Mixed Reality (MR) brought in a 3-year ROI of 177% for decision-makers.

As experts working in VR with industrial clients from 2004, we can give you some insight. Let’s see what ROI companies working in the BtoB market can expect when using XR.

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Topics: Virtual Reality (VR), VR software, VR engineering

Reviewing CAD models in virtual reality for SolidWorks users

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Feb 13, 2020 2:59:12 PM

Developing and manufacturing a product is a long and costly process, which often requires the continuous participation of several departments, or even different suppliers. Through all the development stages, from getting the idea to selling your product, there is a need for consistent information and communication while designing, engineering, marketing and manufacturing your products. This is where 3D visualization comes in, from Solidworks models to Techviz VR system.

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Topics: finger tracking, body tracking, VR software, VR engineering, Vr design review, AR/VR collaboration, hand tracking, virtual assembly

Virtual Reality in Shipbuilding: a Deep Transformation of the Industry

Posted by Maïssoun Haouas on Jan 27, 2020 4:00:48 PM

[Updated on April 9, 2022]

A report from Futuresource Consulting announced that the future of VR is bright, with massive investment in the upcoming years. Investments in the shipbuilding industry are not to be outdone, with a predicted $30 billion investment in its digital transformation in the next 30 years. Of course, Virtual Reality is already playing a great part in the digitization of the shipbuilding industry, transforming radically engineering heavy processes into way lighter, friendlier and more profitable ones. Let’s take a look at the ROI of VR and see how VR is changing the game in the processes of the shipbuilding industry.

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Topics: Workstation ergonomics, VR software, Vr design review, VR maintenance, Shipbuilding industry, AR/VR collaboration