What makes us different?
Unlike virtual reality, which fully immerses users in an entirely computer-generated world, augmented reality works by creating interactive overlays displayed over the real world. At its core, augmented reality simply adds a layer of digital information over the physical world. This digital information can be nearly anything, from video game characters to plumbing and wiring blueprints to full-scale, three-dimensional models of structures and more.
What is AR?
Augmented reality grew exponentially in popularity with the enormous success of the mobile app Pokemon GO; players would use the cameras on their smartphones to “see” and interact with fictional creatures in the real world around them. Images of the characters would appear on screen over the image captured by the camera, making it appear as if the creatures were actually in the player’s world.
But augmented reality isn’t just for fun and games. By using the same technology, AR can be used to project a myriad of data over a real-time, real-world situation. Data has become the pulse of our modern, connected world. For contractors, architects, and builders, data has never been more important than it is today. With augmented reality, we can work in the field with constant access to any contextual information we may need as soon as we need it, making any project much simpler and more precise.
Adding AR to Your Workflow
Because AR changes our perception of the world around us without full immersion, adding AR elements to your workflow is fairly simple, comfortable, and efficient. While some training and practice may be required to fully master the intricacies of augmented reality, most simple functions are extremely user-friendly. Incorporating AR elements into your tasks and processes, no matter what part of a project is your specialty, has never been simpler than it is with INDBIM. We have augmented reality solutions for any business in the architecture, construction, or engineering industries. Consult with our BIM and AR experts to determine the best course of action for your specific needs and desires, and add AR to your toolbox.
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