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SENTIO VR launches first-ever Oculus Quest 2 app for Architects to engage clients





Today, SENTIO VR launched official support for Oculus Quest 2 via App Lab, a new distribution channel from Facebook. With this launch, it becomes even simpler for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) professionals to integrate Virtual Reality (VR) into their design review & client presentation workflows for SketchUp models, Revit BIM models, and additional 3D content.


We see this as a huge enabler for VR adoption in AEC - especially for Small & Medium Businesses. With a high-quality VR headset like Quest 2 at an affordable price point, easy-to-use software that integrates with design workflows, the barrier to entry to engage clients early and avoid communication errors in the design process using VR for SMBs has been reduced drastically.


What has changed from before?


Prior to this, the only way to install the app in Quest was via sideloading manually - a multi-step process that required creating a developer account and was tedious to use. With this new channel provided officially by Oculus, the process is single-step where you can just search for the app inside VR or use the App Lab installation link.


Why does it matter?


Prior to this, the only way to install the app in Quest was via sideloading manually - a multi-step process that required creating a developer account and was tedious to use. With this new channel provided officially by Oculus, the process is single-step where you can just search for the app inside VR or use the App Lab installation link.



How does it affect your design review workflow?


Typically, firms use multiple Oculus Quest headsets for internal design reviews. This means installing the software on each of the headsets - which can be cumbersome if development or technical processes are required. Now, each user can install the app without any technical expertise making company-wide VR adoption simpler.


How does it affect your client presentation workflow?


Since a lot of the design review meetings include external stakeholders, especially clients - it is essential to make it as easy as possible for clients to get the software in the first place. Any client can now receive an Oculus Quest 2 headset - install the App Lab version of SENTIO VR and join meetings or walkthrough their designs using 6 digit access codes - making it extremely simple for remote collaboration in VR to work seamlessly.


Does it work on the consumer version of Oculus Quest 2?


Yes, the App Lab version is compatible with the consumer version of Quest 2 priced at $299 USD. Therefore, if your requirements are to implement VR for your teams and projects at a non-enterprise scale, this works out as a perfect option from a cost & implementation perspective.


Where can you get the Oculus Quest 2 App?


The Quest 2 App is now available via Oculus App Labs. Search "SENTIO VR" in the headset & install it directly

a) Put on your Oculus Quest 2 and click on Search Bar

b) Type "SENTIO VR"

c) Make sure your search is exact using CAPS before you press enter.

d) Click App Lab & install directly in VR


What kind of 3D content can I use with Oculus Quest 2?


Currently, SENTIO VR offers direct integration for efficient SketchUp & Revit to VR workflows.

  • To learn more about SketchUp to VR workflow, refer to the SketchUp page.

  • To learn more about Autodesk Revit to VR workflow, refer to the Revit page

  • 360 virtual tours created from a range of rendering softwares like Lumion, V-Ray, 3ds Max, Enscape, and others can be used to view in VR & Oculus Quest 2. Learn more at this link.



Have questions? Write to us at hello@sentiovr.com

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