Unified Mixed Reality Collaboration for Microsoft HoloLens, Magic Leap and VR Headsets
Arvizio Inc., announced the expansion of their MR Studio enterprise mixed reality software platform to include Magic Leap One and virtual reality (VR) headsets in addition to new features for Microsoft HoloLens. Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms as well as those in the energy, engineering and mining industries can now engage in combined mixed reality and fully immersive VR experiences while sharing design reviews, client walk-through experiences and visualize shared 3D content both locally and across locations.
MR Studio users can:
- Visualize and share large, complex 3D models and point clouds
- Walk through life-size virtual buildings and other large-scale CAD models
- View and share engineering documents associated with the model
- Collaboratively communicate in real time among multiple users across locations
A key aspect of MR Studio that benefits customers is that no software programming is required, allowing users to import, optimize and share complex models from Revit, LiDAR systems and most popular CAD packages. Models are prepared for XR experiences using a flexible GUI interface which allows models to be optimized, annotated, aligned, clipped and linked with project related documents and images. The prepared models may then be shared among multiple users simultaneously.
“Customers require a flexible platform that offers a common experience across multiple types of augmented, mixed and virtual reality devices” said Jonathan Reeves, Arvizio’s CEO. “We’re excited to announce that MR Studio supports an expanding number of AR, VR and MR devices for cross platform, multi-user, collaborative experiences.”
Arvizio has put together a brief video demonstrating their MR Studio platform running on the Magic Leap headset: View Video
In addition to expanding device support, the company is also launching version 3.0 of their MR Studio platform with new and enhanced features. Associated with the launch, Arvizio will be offering a “Mixed Reality Innovators Pack” which provides a cost-effective introduction to MR Studio and support for up to 5 devices utilizing a local PC.
MR Studio is an enterprise level solution designed to provide multi-user and multi-site mixed reality experiences for working with 3D CAD/BIM models and real-world 3D LiDAR scans. MR Studio is available in two tiers: The Local Edition provides the ability to walk through designs at life size, align models with the real world for AR and MR digital twin scenarios and synchronize the view of multiple participants at a single location while the Enterprise Edition extends this set of capabilities to conduct virtual design reviews with multiple participants across locations.