The term refers to the computer technology that uses a simulated environment where users can immerse and interact within the 3-dimensional environment. Virtual Reality can simulate as many senses as possible like hearing, touch, and vision.
VR is widely used in every life and different industries: health, education, fashion, military, sports, medicine, mental health, business, and more.
With the use of artificial environments and sensors, users are presented with convincing and interactive surroundings.
VR models were used by BIM creators years ago for the mechanics and operators to assess the feasibility of building and construction plans. The technology was also used by different companies in the construction sector for the general public to have access to construction sites and projects.
Due to the overwhelming response, construction companies decide to make VR technology part of their product offerings.
Introducing VR into 3D BIM models allows the quick and appropriate action to correct mistakes of any construction project before it is realised. It also gives key players in construction, engineering, and architectural sectors a better visual understanding of the project, identify, analyse the issues, and discuss alternative solutions. VR application for BIM models also helps clients to reduce material cost as well as the needed workforce for the project.
With VR, it can also create as built 3D BIM model that will be a rich, accurate, and immersive resource of information for future use.
As built 2D AutoCAD drawings or as built 2D plans can also be transformed into interactive and immersive digital models which will improve all aspects of your projects or design.
With a new platform available, builders and designers can now turn their 2D CAD designs into a data-rich and interactive environment, create compelling designs, or come up with an informed design or project decisions.