This Simple VR Tool Instantly Communicates Your Design Intent in 1:1 Scale

This Simple VR Tool Instantly Communicates Your Design Intent in 1:1 Scale

Communicating design intent and conveying space to non-technical clients has always been a challenge for architects. Fortunately, advancements such as virtual reality (VR) are starting to pave the way for new tools to address this challenge.

The most immersive and effective solutions are ones that empower you to fully navigate 3D models, like Prospect by IrisVR. Created by architects, Prospect enables designers to easily jump into a 1:1, true to scale VR version of their 3D model. This instantly communicates design intent to everyone and can save hours during a design review. Additionally, VR provides on-the-spot feedback to designers as they iterate through spatial ideas – sans 2D drawings or expensive photorealistic renderings.

Prospect is Intuitive and Easy to Use

Simply drag and drop your 3D model into Prospect to launch yourself, your colleagues, or your clients into a virtual walkthrough instantly. All of the VR features were built for presentations, collaborative sessions, and design review - meaning you can quickly create effective markups, toggle between different design options, and measure distances with accuracy.

When your client is struggling to understand depth with 2D drawings or 3D renderings, now you can jump into a VR model with Prospect.

Prospect Integrates with 3D Modeling Programs You Already Use

Prospect works seamlessly with 3D models from Sketchup, Revit, and Rhino, and also supports OBJ and FBX file formats. Additional integrations with other file types are currently in development.

Both Large and Small Firms Are Using VR

DeForest Architects, a 12-person firm based in Seattle, is using Multiuser Meetings in Prospect to design a home in the Pacific Northwest for a client currently living in the UK, and the technology enables them to meet ‘on-site’ and perform walkthroughs as the project progresses. Not only can they meet in the model together, but they can flag individual elements for review, make annotations, measure distances, view design options, and more.

Large firms are also embracing VR. Barton Malow Company has deployed VR across a wide variety of projects, including a recent renovation for Romeo High School. They used VR to help school administrators access multiple viewpoints of the unbuilt space, even pointing out areas where they wanted to install security cameras in the building.

Get Started

Over 100,000 VR experiences have been launched using Prospect. We invite you to join the designers, engineers and contractors who have experienced the power of true to scale VR walkthroughs in their design process. Sign up for a free 45-day trial today.

Cite: "This Simple VR Tool Instantly Communicates Your Design Intent in 1:1 Scale " 15 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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