Five AR and VR products to look out for at DCW

From the latest software integrating BIM with virtual reality headsets, to hand-held augmented reality systems for visualising designs on site, exhibitors are preparing to show off the latest in visualisation, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tech for the built environment at this week’s Digital Construction Week.

Taking place on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 at London ExCeL, DCW is set to be a showcase of some impressive products revolutionising the construction industry. Here’s a preview of some of the innovations that will be on display:

KOREC is introducing Trimble SiteVision, a high-accuracy hand-held AR system. Users can visualise geospatial data, such as new designs and underground utilities, in the field. Walk around the model and view from various perspectives or click on the model for attribute information (Stand D18).

Fulcro will announce the FULmax and Revizto partnership to deliver digital collaboration for teams using Immersive VR. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the benefits from using Revizto and FULmax together: to aid their team’s project engagement, design reviews and defect tracking, while standing inside live project data at full scale (Stand C42).

Fuzor is exhibiting a next generation VDC (virtual design and construction) tool offering solutions for design review, design analysis, BIM validation, real-time collaboration, 4D output, and 5D with VR and AR support. Fuzor 2020 is designed to help AEC professionals to stay competitive, reduce cost, improve safety and win more business (Stand A8).

Vectorworks UK is promoting Vectorworks Architect 2020, a modelling, drafting and documentation solution from sketch to BIM. New developments include live data visualisation, walkthrough animations, enhancements to the data tag tool and model sectioning for documentation, as well as a Vectorworks graphics module that offers faster file navigation and more responsive models (Stand D40).

IRIS VR is demonstrating Prospect for Oculus Quest. The software is designed to make immersive coordination and collaboration easy, allowing engineers and BIM/VDC professionals to instantly navigate their 3D models in virtual reality and perform true-to-scale walkthroughs on the Oculus Quest with tools built specifically for AEC (Stand C20).

For those looking for even more visualisation, AR and VR tech, products and solutions, other relevant exhibitors include Enscape, FARO, Igloo Vision, Lumion, Make Real, Matterport, NavVis, Revizto, Solius and Sublime.

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