Pokémon Go was first published in July 2016 had knocked the bell to pronounce beginning of all innovation about augmented reality (AR) and this technology had been spreading not only to gaming but also designing field. With AR implementation to devices with integration of accurate GPS positioning system have eventually created a new horizon to let “things” appear vividly in front of users. AR is shown to be more interactive and interesting comparing with previous technology that relies on television or personal computer screens to look into another world. The senses only focus on the screens rather than surrounding atmosphere. The intuitive display method is the main reason why Pokémon Go able to hit a total download of 500 Million at the end of year 2016.
However, the virtual reality (VR) which simulated environment as well as giving auditory, visual and sometimes a hint of sensory feedback such as haptic is extremely powerful and cannot be ignored. Frankly speaking, AR may consider as a form of VR that layers virtual information over a live camera feed through smart devices such as tablets and smartphones. The immersive environments regardless real world or a fantasy can be created and experiencing with the usage of virtual reality headset and this is highly demanding to those who wants to experience full diving like inside of the movie “Ready Player One”. In short, you feel like living inside another world with your bodies in the real world. Adrenaline racing, driving with rages, dragon spitting fire and explosions, making yourself totally leaving the carcasses that embodies the soul.
Let’s come back to the main topic here. SOLIDWORKS 2019 has now proudly release the Extended Reality (XR) that allow users to publish your SOLIDWORKS projects to immersive Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Web experiences. To further explain about XR, it can be said to be a combination of all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology. The implementation of XR technology in SOLIDWORKS 2019 has lead the story telling to become more vivid and crystal clear about your concepts and projects. Trying to imagine that you have drawn a robotic dinosaur and you animated it with the sceneries you want it to have just like in the movie. All your imagination can be coming true with XR where scene data such as geometry, appearance, light, camera and motions will retain and show it in front of you.
With XR Exporter in SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can re-play animations you created inside SOLIDWORKS CAD, toggle through pre-defines Display States, or trigger an Exploded Animation within supported AR/VR/Web Experience. This will able to give you a plus point when presenting your projects and selling your designs more effectively with immersive experiences. Let’s the animation does its work to leveraging the sensation to be in front of the unbuilt obelisk. Let’s virtual world tell people the ultimate senses of being part of the virtual reality. Never let all your focus away, experiencing it to the fullest!!
Throughout years, SOLIDWORKS 2019 has making all the ways to become the best it could to serve its purpose as the CAD leader. Stay tuned for the next updates. Cheers!