New Augmented Reality Viewer Designed to Bring 3D Models to Life

The new AR-Viewer i4 Augmented Review enables the display of 3D models within a realistic environment.

The new AR-Viewer i4 Augmented Review enables the display of 3D models within a realistic environment.

Image courtesy of CAD Schroer.

3D models of products can be scaled with the help of Augmented Reality or displayed in their original size within a realistic environment. The AR-Viewer from CAD Schroer.

 assists when presenting new products to customers on their own premises. Due to the performance of today’s devices, complex 3D models from CAD or 3D systems can be easily displayed in augmented reality, the company reports.

The AR-Viewer i4 Augmented Review is available as a free version for download in app stores and offers the possibility to upgrade to a PRO-Version. The free version already offers all functions for loading and viewing of 3D models in augmented reality. This version comes with a collection of sample models.

The AR-App has a concise user interface making it easier for users to locate and use the functionality, and reducing the need for any special know-how, the company reports. After opening a model, it is displayed in the current room. The AR-Viewer recognizes existing surfaces, such as tables or floors, so that the model can be placed on the table, for example. In the AR view, the user can reduce, enlarge, rotate and move the model as usual with the standard gestures, to be able to view the object from all angles.

i4 Augmented Review is specifically designed to use the user’s own 3D models. Users can export models in OBJ or FBX format from their own CAD or 3D system and upload them to their smartphone or tablet in the i4 folder. These can then be loaded directly into the AR-Viewer.

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

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