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 to the free Solid Edge Portal. Upload a CAD model. With a simple click, generate a QR code that’s associated with the model. Then, share the project with a recipient, who opens Solid Edge Portal to display the QR code on any common smartphone or tablet (or printed to paper). The QR code is scanned using the Solid Edge Viewer app and the augmented reality experience begins. The model can be viewed from various angles or moved in the setting.