VR technology has so much potential for architects and designers. From initial design mock-ups, to project collaboration, through to the finishing touches that make a building design go from good to great, virtual reality possesses the capability to really sell an idea better than any other medium.
This is where VR will come into its own. As an immersive technology, it will transport users into a fully interactive 3D environment, giving them the opportunity to explore a virtual representation of a particular room, floor, or building design as a whole.
Building information modeling (BIM) methodology enables project stakeholders to create information-rich virtual models that help better to visualize building projects. There is currently a shift in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry to embrace BIM as a tool that can assist in integrating the fragmented industry by eliminating inefficiencies and redundancies, improving collaboration and communication, and enhancing overall productivity.
An actual BIM subject that requires research, practical application and software adaptation, is the integration of BIM with virtual reality (VR) technology. Current VR devices allow the user to visualize a virtual world and to interact with the virtual space and its components.
Augmented Reality is adding value to the digital information of a 3D image of architecture that can be viewed through VR solutions. Hence, AR is an enhanced version of reality which is created with the help of technology to overlay interior design to our real current world. With unique methods of visualization Augmented Reality allows a complete 3D 360-degree view of the floor to the client. Through this AR solution client can not only view the design but also get a complete understanding of the floor design better.
Augmented reality is transforming architecture and designing sector by improving the overall process of viewing the entire space and design before the final purchase. Through visualization and designing VR customer interface can be more client engaging and will resolve the designing issues.