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5 interesting augmented reality resources in the BIMserver.center app

5 interesting augmented reality resources in the BIMserver.center app

The BIMserver.center app allows users to represent BIM models and includes a number of specific features and tools that can be really useful for AEC professionals who want to include this technology in their everyday work. In this article, we list 5 interesting features in the BIMserver.center app related to augmented reality.

Full-scale distance measurement

Have you ever thought about projecting your full-scale BIM model right in front of you and being able to take measurements as if you were using a real tape measure? This is the aim of the built-in measurement tool in the BIMserver.center app. Regardless of the model’s scale of representation, the tool can measure distances and represent them in the full scale of a project.

Ferramenta de medição do BIMserver.center AR.
The measurement tool in the BIMserver.center app.

All the information at your fingertips

We know that one of the main differences between a simple geometric 3D model and a BIM model is the information that is associated with the graphic representation, right? So, nothing could be better than an application that also allows this information to be consulted, don’t you think? With the BIMserver.center mobile app, simply tap an element in the model (a beam, a piece of furniture, a pipe, etc. ) to access its information.

Simply tap a certain element in the model (a beam, a piece of furniture, a pipe, etc.) to access its information.

Animated BIM model analysis results

One of the great advantages of the Open BIM workflow is its possibility of carrying out simulations and analyses, and the subsequent spatial visualisation of their results. The possibilities are endless: they could be structural models generating deformed shapes, hydraulic analyses indicating fluid velocities or ventilation equipment indicating airflow direction, etc. The BIMserver.center app can interpret and represent these animations in augmented reality. An interesting way to discuss the results of the project with your team!

The BIMserver.center app can interpret and represent these animations in augmented reality.

No need for QR codes

This app does not need any external printed references to identify the origin of the information or the position of the reference plans, it can automatically identify the best plan for locating the augmented reality model in seconds. Say goodbye to the need to print a QR code with your updated project when presenting it to your customers, you no longer need it!

The yellow lines show the workplane.

Direct connection with the model being developed

The BIMserver.center app does not depend on “new uploads” or “new versions of the same model”. As it is a resource that is directly connected to the BIMserver.center platform, any model can be visualised in augmented reality in its real state. The programs connected to BIMserver.center can constantly exchange information with the platform via their update menus, meaning these modifications will automatically be reflected in the augmented reality model as well.

The BIMserver.center mobile and the BIMserver.center platform are connected to keep information flowing.

This version of BIMserver.center for mobile operating systems is free and is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.

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