Excitement for using Google Cardboard VR with BIMx grows
According to 2PM Architects, "Virtual Reality VR is great for architectural projects. It is not always easy for clients to visualise the design from drawings on paper, but Google Cardboard VR with BIM changes all that." The UK-based firm took a look at what other VR solutions are available on the market for architects, and found that "ArchiCAD BIMx with Google Cardboard VR is the best, and most simple, workflow from BIM to VR architectural walkthroughs. Google Cardboard also has the advantage of being £15 and uses the VR on a smart phone. Other VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive cost over £500 and so are less accessible."
"We love BIM. For one thing, it’s great for showing our clients their designs in 3D. We give all our clients a BIMx file so that they can fly through the model and check out the design, on an iPad or PC. It’s a fantastic tool when planning an extension or house renovations."
"But today we’ve taken another big step forward! Google Cardboard VR for BIMx is here and we can now explore the design in VR Virtual Reality.
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