Accuracy, meticulous calculations, depth, and precision are what it takes to design a blueprint of a project in subject to various industries like architecture, engineering, design and construction. This requirement still remains the same, however, the illustration model needs to be changed from just being a delineation to an actual graphical representation of information. With all the latest advancement in technology, being skeptical about the framework is what needs to be avoided. Unity technologies’ latest launch, ‘Unity Reflect’, is one such solution to such linear problems of AEC.
What is Unity Reflect?
If simply put into words, Unity Reflect is a bolster to Autodesk Revit. It helps in simplifying the line of conduct easily by allowing project stakeholders to upgrade their basic BIM or CAD paradigm to create an interactive 3D responsive environment. The collaboration of Unity and Revit is made to help the designers as well as the concerned stakeholders to make quality decisions based on the design. It bridges the gap between idea and conclusion.
Visualization is a major part of AEC and by bringing in an interoperable solution to factual creative problems, Unity has strengthened the operational perspective of these industries and thus created a space for ascertainment.
How does Unity Reflect benefit the industry?
It acts as a stimulator plugin if associated with Revit. It works simultaneously in sync with the BIM and CAD model and gathers data, only to convert these data to real-time 3D models.
- This promotes better user experience
- Is cross-platform compatible
- Provides the option of filtering elements
- Accessible to all and user friendly
- Seamless transfer of information
- Advances customization minus the hassle
- The blend of Augmented Reality and design
The Purpose of interactive visualization in AEC
Interactive Visualization is a much broader concept and its utilization in AEC has been profitable to a great extent. It is not limited to form 3D designs for structures and interiors but there are numerous benefits that has shaken the industries from rock bottom. Numerous hours of labor has become much easier with the computer visualization method. From building concepts to development to production, it has made functioning efficient and eliminated human errors. Majority of difference that crept up during client meetings were resolved with communicative designs, resulting in happy and satisfied clients. Assistance on engineering models and abstract data set creation are also among the advantages that interactive visualization directly provides to its consumers.
What are the challenges in interactive visualization that can be solved with the help of Unity Reflect?
Unity Reflect meets the requirement of modern day problems in the complete AEC sphere. Interactive visualization covers a dynamic environment that ranges through various fields, however, there are evident challenges that hinders the smooth working of these industries, especially the interactive visualization perspective. Let’s find out the challenges in interactive visualization that Unity Reflect has the ability to solve.
Congestion of Design Tools
Only designers would feel the pain of hopping from one tool to another to create an impressive 3D model. Combining software and forming concepts is a nightmare. Each instrument used by the designer caters to specific needs, and to develop a complete project, they have to use many such specifically used tools. This is not just time-consuming but also degrades the creativity of the designer.
Unity Reflect is a product that allows cross-platform compatibility. It also creates real-time 3D experiences for the designer and the best part is upon making any changes over Revit, the product in sync with the software immediately displays the changes.
The prevailing Design Iteration
It is a long and continuous process. With the constant dedication of both the visualization designer and the developer, a new interactive visualization is created. However, it is not an easy process, it takes numerous changes, compatibility of tools and platforms to create an innovative 3D visualization design. Any glitch in the set pattern and you have to re-do the work. Designs must be created that can be put across various tools and platforms like visualization design tools, characterization tools and development platform. Generally, these are exceptionally difficult to achieve, and even if the design passes all the hurdles, by then it would be termed outdated.
Unity Reflect helps in limiting the use of tools. It is a single product that provides the benefit of compatibility and linear presentation of 3D visualization design across multiple iterations. Bringing in quick-responsive conversion of information in just a click.
BIM Data Configuration
There is a lot of data that needs to be transferred from one tool to another, and during this process, some data is lost or misread by the systems. The prime objective is to feed in each minute information into the design of the interactive visualization. If the crucial information gets distorted, the effort of the entire team is lost
Unity Reflect gives its users the flexibility to customize solutions for BIM projects. Some companies need to build their own application for the ease of their operations. Reflect also allows you to build applications over it so it can be used on various devices and operating systems.
These are the major challenges that can be avoided upon using Unity Reflect. It is a new launch and possibly the best product that resonates with the requirements of 3D designing and development. This might be the massive change that the AEC was looking for.