Augmented Reality in an engineering environment

Augmented Reality

Bring Designs to Life Using Handheld Devices

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality (AR) enables you to see your physical environment and digital content at the same time on a conventional screen (e.g., a tablet or smartphone).

When applied to engineering related scenarios, this can be a very powerful tool for improving decision making and getting to market faster. Whether you are sat in your office, a showroom, or a factory, displaying your 3D models in AR brings your product to life, enabling you to visualize your models in a real-life environment and interact with your data in a spatial context. Using TheoremXR Experiences in Augmented Reality is particularly useful for customer engagement and engineering related tasks such as inspection, training and packaging.

Use Case-Focused Apps to Support Augmented Reality

Below are the TheoremXR experiences that can be used in Augmented Reality.

Customer Engagement

Provide your customers with an intuitive way of reviewing products in context, using existing AR devices and TheoremXR Showroom.

Visual Digital Twin

Overlay a rich 3D digital model on top of a physical object and track using edge detection and the ‘snap-to’ functionality.

Visualization Experience

See the difference between 3D data in CAD and the same 3D CAD data in the context of the real world.

Augmented Reality Devices Supported

TheoremXR Augmented Reality experiences can be used on multiple devices, including those of the following:

  • iOS (including iPhone & iPad)
  • Android (including phones and tablets)
  • Windows

How can I use my existing CAD data in Augmented Reality?

To view your CAD data in AR, you must first prepare your data for XR using the Visualization Pipeline, an Enterprise level fully automated solution. By simply loading your CAD data onto the server, the pipeline automatically optimises the data and prepares it for XR, ready to use in either Augmented, Virtual or Mixed Reality.

The Visualization Pipeline supports a variety of input and output options depending upon your use case and requirement. These include CATIA V5, 3DEXPERIENCE, CREO, JT, NX FBX, GLTF Unity and Unreal.


Enhancing Customer Engagements

Did you know that using your existing phone or tablet enables you to take your data anywhere?

Augmented Reality (AR) enables your customers to engage with your products like never before - from your website or product brochure to your next sales engagement or tradeshow.

Extended Reality (XR) - Why Now?

Until now, businesses engaged in ‘design and manufacturing’ have relied on 3D product models or 2D drawings to gain the understanding and insight needed to take important commercial and operational decisions.

However, augmented, mixed, and virtual reality technologies - known collectively as Extended Reality or XR – are now providing powerful new ways of interacting with 3D product designs.


Working with 3D CAD at full scale and in context

Learn how Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality technologies are solving the problem of the cognitive gap, in our specialist guide.

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