26 Extended Reality Companies for AEC
The list contains, in alphabetical order, companies that offer virtual, augmented, or mixed reality products to the AEC industry. Please, suggest additions and edits.
Argyle’s augmented reality enriches your entire site with always-available holograms. Helpful, up-to-date BIM you can reference in context without pre-planning–just put on your hard hat. With BIM and AR, your building becomes a spatial database–storing scans, photos, and interactions keyed to their location in real space.Website
Collaborate and create interior, architectural, and urban designs faster using VR, desktop, and mobile.Website
Augview is both a mobile GIS, allowing users to view and edit their asset data from the field, and an augmented reality application that allows users to visualize underground objects they wouldn’t ordinarily see. Most of the time the main source of data comes from the client GIS web server, such as Smallworld GSS or ESRI ArcGIS Server. Supplementary data can come from Google Maps, Open Street Maps, or any other web server which conforms to OGC compliant web standards.Website
Country: New Zealand
SimplifyXR is a feature-rich, codeless, workflow-based, rapid development software for building heavy-duty, enterprise mixed reality applications 10 times faster than traditional methods. In a single package, SimplifyXR helps large organizations manage the end-to-end, immersive reality design, development, and deployment lifecycle – connecting a distributed workforce with elegant precision. It provides the following integrations:
- AI/machine learning integration
- IoT, database, and sensor integration
- Unity Analytics Engine, Unity Reflect
- Integrated remote collaboration with Avatar CONNECT or Microsoft 365
- Track key performance metrics
Campfire is a new company focused on holographic collaboration for design and engineering workflows. Campfire provides a new generation of devices and applications that enable globally distributed teams to work with 3D models as if sharing a central holographic projector. The Campfire system will be commercially available in 2022.Website
Enscape provides real-time rendering & virtual reality that brings your visual exploration directly into your modeling tools. Visualizing materials and FF&E layouts prior to installation can be done effectively with virtual reality. Designers and clients can go through the project in an intuitive and immersive way to finalize the details with confidence.Website
Create stunning images, animations, panoramas, regular and 360º VR videos, and client presentations all from the same Twinmotion scene.
With Twinmotion Cloud, you can upload your client presentations to share with stakeholders anywhere via a simple URL; they can then interact with them at full quality from a regular web browser on their laptop or tablet.Website
GAMMA AR is a construction app that aims to eliminate the use of pen and paper on construction sites through an Augmented Reality Solution. By overlaying 3D Building Information Models (BIM) on the jobsite, it prevents errors, reduces rework, and shortens the time spent on documentation and follow-up. The app is available on iOS and Android.Website
Igloo Vision provides immersive physical workspaces for collaboration, simulation, visualization, and experiences. Work with the tools you already use, launch and run real-time applications, view websites in 360°, present and interrogate data, access your corporate Microsoft and Google suites, and more.Website
InsiteVR builds immersive communication software for the AEC industry to improve project delivery and reduce errors. InsiteVR enables AEC project teams to review their 3D models together in virtual reality to identify and resolve issues.
- Resolve for Autodesk® BIM 360® – The Resolve BIM 360 integration enables teams to host virtual reality meetings from BIM 360 hosted projects. By simply linking their BIM 360 account, project teams can review any of their BIM 360 hosted models on the Oculus Quest.
IrisVR (part of The Wild)
Prospect is AEC VR design review and coordination software. It integrates with Navisworks, Revit, Rhino, and SketchUp.Website
Fuzor is a Virtual Design and Construction tool with a broad range of functionality to support design through to construction. It has plugin support for Autodesk Revit, Archicad, Navisworks, Civil 3D, Rhino, and Microstation Connect. It also supports 3D Object (.fbx), SketchUp (.skp), Point Cloud (.pts,.fls,.rcp), and Industry Foundation Classes (.ifc) file types.Website
With Revizto’s advanced Issue Tracker predefined workflows project team members can identify and manage model-based issues in the 3D space and 2D sheets, including addressing clash groups. Revizto provides unified access to a project’s data both for 2D and 3D workflows. Revizto is compatible with SketchUp, Revit, Tekla, and OpenRoads.Website
Shapespark provided real-time rendering in a browser. Turn architectural 3D models into online walkthroughs. Easily share on desktop, mobile, and VR: Simply send a link or embed the walkthrough in a website – clients can explore the design on any device. Create a 3D Meeting to have a video conversation within your walkthrough.Website
By facilitating real-time interactions with customers and optimizing product discovery, Trezi has emerged as the world’s first immersive platform connecting designers with building product manufacturers. It has also enabled collaborative participation from non-VR systems for maximum stakeholder involvement across different technical bandwidths.Website
bimstore Eye from bimstore is an augmented reality viewer for iPad that allows architects, designers, and specifiers to view construction manufacturers’ content in 3D augmented reality. Point your camera at the manufacturer’s brochure, image, or literature and watch the product pop to life in 3D.Website
Spectar app for Hololens 1 & 2. Works with both Hololens and Trimble XR-10. Spectar brings 1:1 BIM overlay with relevant data to jobsites using Augmented Reality.Website
Out of the box ThirdEye’s X2 MR glasses were engineered for remote collaboration. Each pair of X2 MR glasses comes with a robust see-what-I-see platform that allows architects and other design professionals the ability to collaborate with contractors, builders, and project managers in real-time, anywhere in the world. Architects can stream what they are seeing, receive live feedback, and instructions all while working hands-free. Designers can reference building information models to view digital characteristics of a current project.Website
Efficiently visualize, review, and share 3D designs with a comprehensive suite of extended reality products built for the construction site.
- Trimble Connect, an open collaboration tool.
- Trimble Connect AR for QA/QC by seeing your models onsite, in context with your mobile phone or tablet.
- Trimble Connect MR makes it simple for HoloLens 2 or XR10 users to visualize 3D designs in the field.
- Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 – Trimble XR10 is the only HoloLens 2-compatible hardware with an industry-standard hardhat and safety certification.
With Unity Reflect Review, you can bring your design models into an immersive experience in AR and VR to facilitate interactive real-time design reviews.Website
The company makes human-eye resolution VR and mixed reality hardware.
- Varjo XR-3 and Varjo VR-3 unlock new professional applications, making photorealistic augmented, virtual, and mixed reality more accessible than ever.
- The Varjo Aero headset is for demanding VR users. With dual mini-LED displays, crystal-clear aspheric lenses, and a 115° field of view for stunning edge-to-edge clarity, the device offers a massive step up in visual fidelity over consumer-grade virtual reality headsets.
Mindesk allows you to effectively present and review your projects in Virtual Reality. Simultaneously render and edit your models with Mindesk Unreal Live Link. The software has two-way links with Grasshopper, Revit, Rhino, and Solidworks.Website
Country: Italy, Australia
vGIS is a high-accuracy augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) visualization platform. vGIS transforms spatial data—BIM, GIS, and Reality Capture (3D scans)—into descriptive AR visuals to power mobile productivity tools. vGIS automates data conversion for data from Autodesk BIM 360, Bentley iTwin, Esri ArcGIS, Leica Infinity, and BIM and GIS files. The AR visuals are generated in real-time and positioned in space with unparalleled stability and centimeter-level accuracy.Website
Share, meet and collaborate on a BIM model in a VR environment.
VREX, a BIM VR collaboration tool that integrates with Navisworks, BIMTrack, Bimsync, BIMcollab, StreamBIM, and Autodesk BIM360.Website
The Wild is a collaboration platform for teams to experience their work together, from anywhere, in virtual and augmented reality. The Wild is built around Spaces. A Space is a virtual meeting place for you and your team in The Wild, and it can contain content in different formats, from different sources. The Wild integrates with BIM360, Revit, and SketchUp.Website
HoloSite is the world’s first Engineering-Grade Augmented Reality platform. An integrated cloud-based solution plugging into our AR construction headset – The Atom.Website
AR, VR, MR – Definitions by Wikipedia
Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.
Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world.
Mixed reality (MR) is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real-time. Mixed reality does not exclusively take place in either the physical world or virtual world, but is a hybrid of augmented reality and virtual reality.