11-08-2022 | Theorem | New Technologies
Augmented Reality (AR) can visualise 3D CAD data in a real-world context. Previously in Theorem-AR, only one model could be loaded and visualised simultaneously. So, if a use case needed multiple models, a different type of Extended Reality (XR) would be required - either Mixed Reality (MR) or Virtual Reality (VR). However, with the latest Theorem-XR Q2 2022 release, and the launch of multi-model loading, AR is now ideal for even more use cases.
AR only needs handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets. As a result, AR is becoming far easier to adopt across a business than MR or VR since there is no necessity to purchase further devices. Plus, it has the extra benefit of being familiar to use.
The company has recently increased its AR capabilities to include multi-model loading to satisfy the evolving industry necessities and customer requirements for XR. Users can now load multiple models at once into the same scene, making the technology even more flexible.
Loading pre-defined layouts on a smartphone or tablet enables users to work on larger use cases such as defining shop floor plans in XR. They can visualise the relative scenery, components, and poseables on a handheld device.
XR is an excellent tool to visualise design data from anywhere remotely, and AR makes adoption even simpler thanks to just needing a handheld device. With the addition of multi-model loading, users can now do even more with their data in AR; all while utilising a familiar technology that needs minimal training.
Factory layout planning is an example, with users now able to visualise layouts in the real world. Additionally, with design reviews, users can review multiple models from anywhere in the world.
Multi-model loading provides more options to address new use cases with AR, using devices everyone has access to. Working around 3D design data has never been easier.