Chapter 3 in the Field BIM-Interactive Series
We have some “knowns” for Field BIM-Interactive (FB-I). First is making it to be model-format neutral. In Vela, you'll be able to bring in models from Autodesk, Bentley, Tekla among others, be able to grab their objects and bring them into the field.
Model neutrality is a key aspect of [...]
It seems like everyone is coming out with a 3D viewer for iOS devices. This is great because competition in this space will ultimately push everyone to up their game. But many of these apps are focused on presentation, using the mobile device to show a really good looking model to your design team, your [...]
The first 3D app I ever used on a mobile device was called “3D-Viewer” for the Palm Pilot. This was in 2001. It was captivating...and utterly useless. The devices of that era simply didn’t have the horsepower to show any significant 3D geometry. And you could forget about fast frame rates, or color for that [...]