5 06, 2018

VR: Virtually Revolutionary

By |2018-10-04T13:12:35+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the last few years, Virtual Reality (VR) has gone from the realm of science fiction to an everyday entertainment and office technology. VR has particularly unique potential to disrupt the field of architecture. In the same way that the move from traditional paper drafting techniques to computer-based CAD systems, and from 2D to 3D, opened up new design options, the move from CAD to BIM is equally momentous. Suddenly, designers are able to move through the structures and interiors they create before the foundation is even set, allowing them to identify potential issues and costly delays before they [...]

22 05, 2018

How to create an Architecture portfolio in Virtual Reality

By |2018-10-04T13:13:28+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Help, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As an architect, you use a portfolio of your work to communicate your individual style and brand to your prospects and clients. In recent years, professionals have moved away from presenting their work on paper form to using a digital portfolio, primarily because it is simpler and more cost effective to update and maintain. A digital portfolio can consist of JPEGs, text, and video, and may be shared in different forms, such as an app, a PDF, or a web-hosted collection. But with the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, architects can now create an immersive portfolio of work to [...]

23 04, 2018

3D Modeling: BIM vs. VIM

By |2018-09-14T21:15:21+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Modern architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals are no strangers to using 3D modeling to help bring their imaginative visions to life. The technology offers creatives a way of crafting an immersive, easily navigable and interactive experience that can be used to explore various design concepts. Recent advancements in optical systems even allow users to strap on a virtual reality headset and perform next-level walkthroughs so that clients get a better feel for what the final product will look like. AEC professionals embracing 3D modeling have likely come across the terms BIM and VIM in their work. So what is [...]

13 03, 2018

Building a Smart City with VIM in Qingdao, China

By |2018-10-04T13:20:12+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Press|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An increasing number of people around the world are migrating to cities. And in the future, more metropolises will be deemed smart cities. In fact, Smart America estimates that over the next 20 years, city governments around the world will invest more than $41 trillion to modernize their cities. But smart cities of the future will go far beyond automated lighting and autonomous cars. Via Virtual Information Modeling (VIM), the new smart city will be created from the ground up using the power of virtual reality. That’s why VIM AEC is partnering with both American and Chinese companies to [...]

13 02, 2018

CASE STUDY: How VIM AEC and Mortenson Are Pushing the Boundaries of Applied VR

By |2018-10-04T13:21:08+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Press|Tags: |

Until recently, Virtual Reality (VR) was a highly niche product, with minimal applications. But since early 2016, VR has started to play a bigger role in a number of industries. VIM AEC is using VR in a radically new and extraordinarily effective way. By focusing its attention on just two products for the AEC industry, VIM AEC delivers a highly interactive VR experience that is utterly unique in the segment. VIM AEC’s two specialties are creating Virtual Information Models (VIMs) and Unity. VIM AEC takes Autodesk Revit models, a CAD-like program containing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that architects [...]

8 02, 2018

VR and 3D changing the face of Architecture: AEC Next Technology Expo 2018

By |2018-10-04T13:22:14+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: News|

The AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference is coming to Anaheim, California, June 5-7, and you won’t want to miss it. The construction industry is in constant flux. To show building professionals the newest technology on the horizon, this conference is three days of the most relevant content in the field. With topics like Building Documentation for the AEC Community, Virtual Reality in AEC, and The Risky Business of Integrative Predesign, the conference is sure to touch on tools, tech, and ideas suited to your company’s needs, and that’s just day one! AEC Next offers many opportunities to network [...]

9 11, 2017

VIM AEC Reflects on Unite 2017

By |2018-10-04T13:31:59+00:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Unite, held recently in Austin, Texas, is the annual developer conference for Unity – the market leading platform for creating video games, simulations, and other interactive 3D, 2D and VR/AR content. Artists, developers, educators, filmmakers, researchers, storytellers came together in early October to gain valuable insight and inspiration. The Unite 2017 conference took place at the Austin Convention Center and included two full days of breakouts and a memorable expo. The entire Unity community experienced the excitement and inspiration of Unite around the world, as it was broadcast live directly from Unity’s studio booth located in the social hub [...]

20 04, 2017

How Disney and VIM AEC brought EPCOT’s Vision House to life

By |2018-10-04T13:33:50+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Disney’s Epcot in Orlando, Florida is sometimes billed as a “permanent world fair.” In fact, the name Epcot is actually an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. The theme park showcases new ideas and innovations of what the world of tomorrow might look like. A few years ago, Walt Disney Imagineering had an ambitious idea to present a green, full-scale residential home to EPCOT visitors. The company partnered with Green Builder Media to design an exhibit that would immerse guests in green design and technologies. Drawing on the ingenuity of designers and the help of 12 different sponsors [...]

14 04, 2017

VIM AEC AND UNITY TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER Delivering Unity Platform to the AEC Industry

By |2018-10-04T13:36:55+00:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: News, Press|Tags: |

VIM AEC and Unity Technologies have partnered to revolutionize the AEC industry—architecture, engineering, and construction—taking building visualization to the next level. VIM AEC is the distributor for Unity Technologies for the AEC industry. Forged by a strong relationship between VIM AEC and Unity Technologies, the partnership utilizes the strengths of each company. VIM AEC will focus on actively selling, marketing, and promoting Unity Technologies’ visualization software to the AEC industry. Along with the VIM product, this bundled software package makes for a truly natural partnership that is transforming the industry. The real world visualization technology of the Unity game [...]

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