Autodesk/InsiteVR Collaboration Brings BIM into VR Meetings

Autodesk has announced an integration between InsiteVR and Autodesk BIM 360: the first commercially available solution on Autodesk’s construction platform that lets users perform multi-user meetings inside of VR. The tech allows users to join from headsets or desktops and make changes to the model from inside the VR environment.

The business of translating BIM into VR has been a complex one: BIM files are too large to easily absorb into the immersive environment necessary for VR. Initially, engineers and architects who wanted to see their models in VR had to translate their files into FBX before passing them on to Unreal or Unity, meaning that the raw BIM data was lost. Over time, the process was improved, but translation has still historically been necessary. Continue reading here

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