Paul Geraedts

Will VR architecture software finally catch on?

Virtual reality is by no means a new technique. In the architecture and 3D designing world, it’s becoming more common to use Immersive VR. This can be done in several different ways. Below we go over the different possibilities of using VR in this industry.

VR Architecture Software in every phase of the project

A versatile technique like Virtual Reality can be used for many different purposes. As 3D designing and architecture become more intertwined, it is only logical that there will be some technological advances on this level. Virtual Reality can be used in every phase of the project, from the first sketches all the way to the final version before construction will commence.

Bring your ideas to life with Virtual Reality

One of the most difficult aspects of an architect’s tasks must be visualizing a space to your clients. This is where Virtual Reality comes in particularly useful. By using VR techniques in presenting your design you not only make your designs tangible to your clients. You are also able to step inside your own building and have a good look at it.

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VR architecture software for the architect or 3D designer

Being inside your 3D design allows you to gain a new perspective on your 3D design, allowing you to view from an almost infinite amount of angles. This also gives your client the opportunity to be fully immersed in the design too. Issues like construction logistics and types of materials needed come to light and will give you a much better overview of the reality of your design. As VR architecture software is likely to make an advance, it’s time for architects and 3D designers to get accustomed to this technology and use it to your advantage.

An interesting TEDx talk about the advancement of Virtual Reality in Architecture

VR architecture software will quicken project approval

How do you express your architectural vision to your clients? While pitching your ideas to stakeholders, it’s important to help them visualize it; To make them truly understand what you are trying to create for them. How the living room looks with different daylight or the true dimensions of the backyard. Imagine stepping inside a building before the first foundations have even been laid.

That’s the essence of Virtual Reality. By making your designs available to your client in this manner, it will not only bring your designs to life, but it will also quicken project approval since your clients know exactly what the building will look like.

Virtual reality: the Xuver way

The situations described above are exactly how Xuver can be used. In addition to that, Xuver is a virtual reality platform that works inside the browser, so without downloading any extra VR architecture software. The only thing you need to do is convert your 3D design (SketchUp, Revit, ArchiCAD, IFC) into a .xr (Xuver) file and this will be turned into an immersive 3D design that both you and your clients can step into from your own locations, which greatly eliminates the need to travel.

A virtual apartment viewing in Xuver. Check out your 3D designs together with your clients, inside your browser.
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2019: The year of Virtual Reality?

As it becomes more common to use VR in all kinds of ways, it’s only likely to become more embedded into the architectural realm as well. So will 2019 be the year that virtual reality finally breaks through for architects and their clients? Considering the many benefits that VR has, we sincerely believe it will happen sooner rather than later! Be part of this revolution in visualization and sign up below to start using Xuver, the world’s first in-browser VR platform.

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