3 benefits of integrating Revit and Virtual Reality in AEC
Revit and Virtual reality are two powerful tools that can greatly benefit architects and builders in the construction industry. Together, they can provide a more efficient and cost-effective design and construction process, as well as a more immersive and interactive experience for clients.
In this post, we list the three main benefits of using a workflow for Revit to VR using wireless headsets like Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro.
1) Improve client experience
For most project owners and even external stakeholders, understanding floor plans is quite a challenging task. At the same time, it can be difficult to share the Revit models with them seamlessly in an easy-to-understand format. Virtual reality, on the other hand, offers an immersive and interactive experience for clients. With virtual reality, clients can walk through a building model and get a sense of the space, layout, and materials before construction even begins. This can be particularly beneficial for clients who are not familiar with architectural drawings and plans, as they can see and experience the building in a more intuitive way.
Some clients face issues comprehending plans and with VR they can visualize and feel the space beforehand, saving money and time by incorporating a few adjustments or changes that they wish after experiencing the design in VR. James Norwood “Woody” Vaughan - Norwood Architects
2) Identify changes before construction begins
Virtual reality can also be used to test different design options and make changes before construction begins. This can save time and money by reducing the need for changes during construction. Another benefit of Revit to VR software like SENTIO VR is its ability to collaborate with other team members. It allows multiple team members to work on the same building model at the same time, making it easy for everyone to stay on the same page, take decisions in real-time, and avoid delays.
With an immersive presentation, there are a lot of great things that come out of that experience. People have a much better experience and a clearer understanding of the design when they are placed in that actual space while wearing VR glasses than when it is displayed on a flat screen. You can identify alterations or modifications at a very early stage, leading to better decisions. Curtis Fletcher, Prefab logic
3) Train Project managers and team
In addition, virtual reality can also be used prior to or during the construction process to train project managers and construction workers. By easily visualizing the project in VR, costly errors can be reduced as the team can get a complete understanding of the project before execution.
We realized that there is a potential for using virtual reality for training and review purposes so this project was born out of the need to have a quick easy method for people who aren't necessarily very technologically savvy to be able to step into a job in VR. Currently, this is primarily aimed at benefiting our project managers. Most people remember things better when they can visualize them completely, and VR allows us to take this concept to a whole new level. Matthew Essig - Director of Drafting ( CFSE )
Overall, Revit and Virtual Reality can greatly benefit architects and builders in the construction industry. By enabling real-time collaboration, immersive visualization and walkthroughs and easy tools for engaging clients, Revit users can enhance their workflows and benefits to a great extent.
Want to try Revit to VR walkthroughs for your project? Learn more here.