Communicate design intent in its intended physical environment
Providing the opportunity to see what a design will look like in its intended setting can be a useful communication tool for both designers and marketeers. It can provide confidence in a product’s intended look and feel without having to make the actual product available. By altering one’s perception using digital information, users can view 3D models as though they physically existed.
Free, easy access to next-generation visualization
Solid Edge Augmented Reality lets you visualize products true to scale, or scaled down for larger products, anywhere, using a next-level digital prototype through a free application. This can provide confidence in a product’s intended look and feel without the product even leaving the manufacturing floor.
Assists in design collaboration
Solid Edge Augmented Reality is great for design reviews. An accurate representation of the product’s size/shape helps clients and colleagues understand how the product suits its intended environment, even when teams are geographically dispersed. The free Solid Edge Portal securely shares the AR experience. Implementation benefits include reduced time to market and cost, improved quality and increased productivity.
Secure sharing of the augmented reality experience is available via the cloud using the free Solid Edge Portal.
Extending AR to other augmented, virtual and mixed-reality experiences
Solid Edge can export OBJ files to other augmented, virtual and mixed-reality (AR/VR/MR) experiences through third-party systems.
Creating the AR
Sign in for free to the Solid Edge Portal. Upload a Solid Edge or JT model and, with a simple click, share the project with a collaborator. On a mobile device, you or the collaborator can open the Solid Edge Viewer and then log into the Solid Edge Portal. Browse to the model that has been previously uploaded or shared for view and download. Click on the button to view the model in the viewer to download and open the model in the Solid Edge Viewer. Now you can enter AR mode to place the model on a surface in your environment. Move the device around the model to view the model in context. Push into the model to see internal components such as circuit boards, wiring, and mechanical components or even look outwards from within the model.