Editor’s Pick: View 3D CAD Models in Mobile Augmented Reality

AMC Bridge CAD-to-AR Mobile technology demonstration shows how 3D CAD models can become part of a mixed reality environment.

AMC Bridge CAD-to-AR Mobile technology demonstration shows how 3D CAD models can become part of a mixed reality environment.

CAD models, elements of a office file cabinet, are placed into a real world setting using AMC Bridge CAD-to-AR Mobile. Image courtesy of AMC Bridge.


Custom software developer AMC Bridge makes available a CAD-based augmented reality mobile application as a technology demonstration. The technology, CAD-to-AR Mobile, shows how 3D CAD models can become part of a mixed reality environment. 

The demonstration links several distinct technologies: CAD; cloud storage; the Unity real-time 3D display engine; Google’s Android smartphone operating system; and augmented reality courtesy of the EasyAR software development kit (SDK) from VisionStar Information Technology. 

The app allows users to: 

  • upload one or several 3D models at a time;
  • upload a 3D model from either local or external cloud storage; 
  • position a 3D model with a QR code; and 
  • preview the model in situ. 

A demonstration in the video here shows the placing of a cabinet in a setting, and adding drawers and a lid. It introduces basic functionality of CAD-to-AR Mobile.

More information on this technology is available directly from AMC Bridge.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website. 

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