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.
Editors Pick of the Week News
March 16, 2021
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.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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