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810, 2018

VIM AEC Multiplies their Team for XR Development

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Press|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Alpharetta, GA, October 1, 2018 - VIM AEC has increased their development team over the last several months and will continue to. Joel Pennington has been hired as Head of Product to lead and grow this team. Joel is a Mixed Reality visionary with over 18 years of experience developing experiences and products for Augmented and Virtual Reality. Before joining VIM AEC, Joel held management, art, and technical positions at Autodesk, Disney, and Electronic Arts. You can listen to Joel's recent podcast on Soundcloud below... VIM XR VIM AEC serves many in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) Industry, with solutions that can be used in a variety of applications where XR can be utilized. XR, or “extended reality,” refers to all real and virtual environments and human-machine interactions generated by technology. These include augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (VR). XR is the [...]

1303, 2018

Building a Smart City with VIM in Qingdao, China

By |March 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 construct a truly innovative city of the future in Qingdao, China. The “Hollywood of Virtual Reality”  Qingdao is a city on China’s east coast that draws millions of vacationers each year to experience its picturesque beaches and mountains. But visitors to this popular holiday destination will soon experience something altogether [...]

1302, 2018

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

By |February 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 use to create detailed digital blueprints, and converts them into 3D VR models that users can walk through and engage with. The Unity platform works in parallel with the existing VIM file to enable AEC designers to create high fidelity graphics and interactive VR models for the user to experience. [...]

108, 2017

CASE STUDY: Office Spaces

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Press|Tags: |

Office Spaces partners with VIMaec to give their Lifetime and Fox Business audience a virtual reality experience. VIMaec provides innovative 3D modeling software for the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. By working with architects and designers, the developers created a groundbreaking solution that seamlessly transforms building plans from Revit models to a 3D virtual reality model. The software uses a powerful game engine to create a Virtual Information Model (VIM) of each proposed design that lets users move around a proposed space as a virtual reality environment. Recently, VIMaec partnered with the renovation television show Office Spaces, from the same producers as the Emmy-winning show Designing Spaces. This entertaining design show features a company renovating its office spaces using the latest tools and technology. The show, now in its second season, airs on Fox Business and Lifetime. The VIMaec software used in each episode “brings the space to life,” [...]

1404, 2017

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

By |April 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 engine delivers high level rendering and support for VR + AR interactive experiences. The Unity platform also equips developers with a full suite of powerful tools to allow for a faster and more efficient development process. On top of that, the Unity platform offers interoperability with multiple platforms which greatly [...]

1002, 2017

CASE STUDY: BrandStar

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: News, Press|Tags: |

BrandStar is a fully-integrated, global marketing firm offering breakthrough creative; a state-of-the-art, full-service production studio; highly-evolved strategic direction; planning for both digital and traditional media; as well as social and digital activation. BrandStar is currently remodeling, renovating, and redesigning their new corporate headquarters in Deerfield Beach, FL. Their challenge was not only moving their 135 employees but fitting everything from their previous 22,000 square foot office space into their new 11,000 square foot office space. To do this, a lot of preplanning needed to happen to ensure that everyone would still be comfortable and productive in the new office space. Challenges Downsizing from a 22,000 square foot office to 11,500 square foot office. Effectively communicating construction and design details with owners and other project influencers can be difficult. Coming to a consensus on design changes without causing project delays. Solutions The VIM file conversion [...]

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