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The Wild transforms team collaboration with Autodesk BIM 360 integration

22 October 2019 | By Andrew Pring

Virtual/augmented reality collaboration platform The Wild has released an integration with Autodesk BIM 360 which will allow architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) teams to coordinate and collaborate on their BIM 360-hosted models, in an immersive workspace. 

By working in disparate solutions, AEC teams can often lose significant amounts of time searching for the right information, communicating across various channels and addressing issues arising from miscommunication.

With The Wild’s BIM 360 integration, they can join one another in an immersive environment, catch errors, provide spatial context for their teammates and stakeholders, and discuss next steps to reach decisions quickly.

Gabe Paez, CEO: “The Wild has unlocked immersive decision-making”

If a digital model is not constructible due to an issue in the building environment, the architect, project manager and technical consultant are able to work through the issue in real time in VR/AR to find a solution.

By authenticating their BIM 360 account from The Wild’s app, customers can create a virtual workspace from any model in their BIM 360 account. Once authenticated, The Wild remains synced with BIM 360, so the workspaces and the models will always be up to date in both applications, creating a single source of truth that project teams can access from anywhere they have an internet connection.

Gabe Paez, founder and CEO of The Wild, commented: “We’re thrilled to offer a direct integration with BIM 360, streamlining our connection to project teams and their data through a real-time connection. The Wild has unlocked immersive decision-making in virtual and augmented reality for BIM 360 users without the importing, updating, or fuss.”

Josh Cheney, industry manager of construction technology at Autodesk, added: “Regardless of how many players are involved across workflows, our customers in the AEC industry need to be able to work efficiently to continue saving time and money. Partnering with solutions such as The Wild helps our customers get everyone on the same page and move across workflows more seamlessly.”

The Wild allows users not only to communicate with multiple teammates or stakeholders in their space, but also to iterate and prototype in that space by rapidly sketching out ideas in real time.

In addition to BIM 360, The Wild integrates seamlessly with Autodesk Revit, one of the most popular 3D software applications for the building industry, and supports all major 3D file types.

Collaborators can join from desktop (macOS and Windows), virtual reality (HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality), and augmented reality (iOS).