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Revit Users Group

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community

  • AUDIENCE

    Professionals

Revit + Virtual Reality

BIM (Building Information Modeling) programs for AEC have been a great advance in architectural design visualization and coordination, especially with Revit. But they still lack the ability to show the observer what the design would look like, especially for interior spaces. The viewer is left to imagine, for example, what an atrium looks like from the inside, and each person will imagine it differently. The solution is to see the design in a virtual reality (VR) display, which is much like seeing the design in real life. It conveys a sense of being there and leaves no doubt. The designer can control the message.

In our meeting, we will show you several designs using the HTC Vive, a state-of-the-art VR headset. Angeline Focht (Architecture, Shepley Bulfinch) will describe the experience of using the powerful Unreal engine for reviewing Revit designs in VR. David Hamel (3d Visualization Designer, Payette) will discuss the experience of translating models from Revit and other tools like Rhino and Sketchup into Unity3D. Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D. (VR Consultant,ConstructionVR) will survey the state of VR technology available to the AEC sector, and its growing use. Together, we will discuss VR's advantages, limitations, and its proper use as a presentation tool and its surprising impact as a design tool.

To learn more about the Revit Users Group, visit architects.org/committees/revit-users-group

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Leading-Edge, Sustainable Stadium Design

Professional sports stadiums form large complexes with enormous impacts on the environment and local communities. In this video/CEU the executives and consultants involved in the design and daily operation of Gillette Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable stadium design.

Executives and consultants involved in the design and daily operation of Gillette Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable stadium design.

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