Unity Technologies Announces Unity Reflect
The fall of this year is going to be really kind to the pupils in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries as Unity Technologies announces their latest work of art, called Unity Reflect, that enables these professionals to unlock the value of BIM data by putting it directly in the hands of any user and on any device.
Real-time data visualization and data collaboration becomes possible with the help of a Revit plug-in that exports BIM and CAD data in just one click. These design changes made in Revit will automatically sync across any device in real-time, from a mobile, a desktop, to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). This becomes a game changer as everyone can quickly make the necessary changes, subsequently improving collaboration, saving time, and avoid mistakes that would’ve otherwise costed in a lot many ways.
According to the article on Business Wire, John Riccitiello, the Chief Executive Officer of Unity Technologies said, “Unity’s real-time 3D technology provides value at every stage of the design, build and operate lifecycle for buildings and infrastructure”, adding to which, he also said, “Together with Autodesk, we are unlocking the value of BIM data by putting it directly in the hands of any AEC professional to explore design options, solve complex engineering issues, and accelerate construction projects through real-time immersive experiences”.
It’s important to get things done timely, which makes it necessary for the project stakeholders to accomplish the target quickly and effectively. This would definitely create high stress environment which is exactly what is about to change. Unity Reflect will crack this by creating an interactive 3D experience that is live-linked to the original design application. As soon as the changes are made in Revit, such as adding, removing or relocating doors and windows or adjusting materials, it will automatically manifest in Unity Reflect in real-time. Unity Reflect will also enable access of interactive 3D experiences across more than 25 platforms from anywhere in the world, which means that in order to make real-time changes, the collaborators won’t need to be in the same room, or on the same device.
Unity Technologies is popularly known for being a video game software development company. If you’re a gamer, you have probably played mobile games that have feature Unity it in their intro. Games made with Unity have reached 3 billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 28 billion times in the last 12 months. But more importantly, Unity is known for being the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, enabling the developers all around the world with the ability to create interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. On a side note, you may check out the blog on how VR is beneficial in financial services.
Professionals from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries do understand the implications of this new technology. But if you find yourself reading this article as someone who is more inclined towards game development, you aren’t going empty handed either. You may want to hire a Unity Developer for building exceptional gaming applications for your venture.