OnScale Appoints Dr. Masha Petrova as VP of Marketing

CUPERTINO, CA, Jan 16, 2018 – OnScale, the emerging leader in on-demand scalable engineering simulation software,today announced the appointment of Dr. Masha Petrova as the Vice President of Marketing. Petrova will oversee global marketing and communications with a focus on driving revenue and brand recognition for the company. Petrova will report directly to OnScale chief executive officer, Ian Campbell.

“We are continuing to bring onboard exceptionally strong leaders to further our mission of removing the cost, risk and performance barriers that engineers face when introducing next generation technology,” said Ian Campbell, CEO of OnScale. “Masha brings to us a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in engineering software along with marketing creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are thrilled to have her join our team and help OnScale expand its reach in the engineering software market.”

Prior to joining OnScale, Dr. Petrova led the marketing initiative for a new line of Additive Manufacturing software products at ANSYS, Inc. Prior to joining ANSYS, Inc. via an acquisition of 3DSIM, she was the Director of Global Marketing at MSC Software. In those roles, Petrova helped oversee multiple corporate acquisitions, define marketing and sales strategies for new product launches, as well as market expansions for established product lines. She has a variety experience with start-ups, including running her own engineering consulting company for seven years. Petrova received her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from UC San Diego.

“OnScale is redefining the engineering experience. Whether its building technology that will extend human life, architecting the future of transportation, or developing sensors that will make 5G phones an everyday reality, OnScale arms engineers with the tools they need to do their most important and innovative work,” said Dr. Masha Petrova. “I have always gravitated towards companies that disrupt markets and deliver the most value to customers and am looking forward to helping OnScale do just that.”

About OnScale

OnScale, the emerging leader in on-demand scalable engineering simulation software, empowers engineers to accelerate innovation across multiple industries, including next-generation technologies such as MEMS IoT, 5G, Biomedicine, and Autonomous Vehicles. OnScale combines powerful multiphysics solver technology used and validated by Fortune 50 companies for over 30 years, with the limitless speed and flexibility of cloud High Performance Computing (HPC). By removing the constraints of legacy simulation tools, OnScale allows engineers to dramatically reduce cost, risk and time to market for cutting edge technologies.

For more information, visit http://onscale.com/.

Bentley Institute Announces STAAD Foundation Advanced Book

EXTON, PA, Jan 16, 2019 – Bentley Institute Press, publisher of cutting-edge textbooks and professional reference works for the advancement of the engineering, architectural, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, has announced the availability of a new publication titled Practical Foundation Design with STAAD Foundation Advanced, now available in print at www.bentley.com/books, as an e-book at www.bentley.com/books and on Amazon Kindle. The iTunes version will also be available soon.

Bentley Institute Press announces the availability of Practical Foundation Design with STAAD Foundation Advanced

Vinayak Trivedi, vice president and global head for Bentley Institute, said, “We are pleased to offer this long-awaited title from Bentley Institute Press authored by Apurba Tribedi, whose vision was instrumental in the development of Bentley Systems’ STAAD Foundation software. Like all titles in the Bentley Institute Press portfolio, this publication aims to deliver continuous learning to help both students and practitioners in infrastructure professions to upgrade their technical skills and support their going digital initiatives.”

Practical Foundation Design with STAAD Foundation Advanced follows a tutorial-based approach to help readers understand the fundamentals of foundation design steps and processes. To help readers learn STAAD Foundation Advanced quickly, the book provides detailed descriptions of all inputs and explanations of outputs.

Foundation design is a crucial aspect of all structural design projects. However, foundation design calculations and reviews are typically manual and paper-based, and are therefore time-consuming and error-prone. Bentley Systems’ STAAD Foundation Advanced, strives to radically streamline foundation design calculations by integrating structural analysis data with all possible foundation configurations. For reviewers, the software generates preliminary drawings and a very extensive step-by-step calculation sheet, which includes all relevant design clauses and equations.

Author Apurba Tribedi, said, “STAAD Foundation was the first program of its kind to offer an innovative approach to the seamless integration of structural output alongside a myriad of foundation design configurations. This publication will serve as a useful guide for students as well as practicing engineers to learn about the features of the program and use the book for assistance with their day-to-day foundation tasks. Implementation of the concepts and steps explained in the publication will help readers to streamline the foundation design process resulting in considerable cost savings.” For more information, visit www.bentley.com/books.

About the Author and Editor

Apurba Tribedi, author, is senior director, tower products for Bentley Systems, Incorporated. He leads a distributed multi-national team to create and market new software and services for the telecom industry. For more than 20 years, he has managed and developed engineering software and services. Tribedi was awarded a US patent in 2017 for his work on soil-structure interaction and has published several peer-reviewed papers for journals and conferences.

Anirban Datta, editor, is a product engineer at Bentley Systems, Incorporated (STAAD Foundation Advanced Development Team). He has been associated with STAAD Foundation Advanced for nearly a decade and has been extensively involved in the development, modification and standardization of STAAD Foundation and STAAD X Tower. Datta has 13 years of diverse professional experience, has worked with many renowned engineering design houses, and has worked on projects in bridges, roads, multiplexes, steel plants, power plants, and chemical plant sectors.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market; strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a non-voting minority stake.

For more information, visit www.bentley.com.

GRAITEC Acquires Opentree

PARIS, France, Jan 16, 2019 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, fabrication and design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk platinum partner across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Opentree, a UK based company that provides EDM solutions for the management of the entire document lifecycle of projects, and conforms to BIM standards and BS1192 workflows.

At a time when there is increasing industry complexity especially around BIM projects and delivery, the need to effectively manage internal W.I.P (Work in progress) project documentation from the outset is becoming increasingly important across all AEC sectors.

Practices and businesses with a further requirement to publish project data externally to a hosted environment are then often faced with the challenge of interfacing with multiple CDE (Common Data Environment) vendors, as the choice for construction and manufacturing professionals is vast. However, with Opentree you can effectively manage all of your internal documentation and model information locally throughout the project lifecycle and then publish to the CDE of your (or the principal contractors) choice as and when a particular project dictates.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC president comments: “With Graitec’s recent acquisitions, coupled to the fact that we are an extremely large Autodesk partner, and a software developer in the BIM area. Our solutions in the BIM arena generatemany’000,000’s of models, documents and ancillary information, this acquisition will be pivotal in helping our customers with the day to day management of their project documentation from initial conception and tender, through to project delivery.

Andrew Frank, OPENTREE managing director comments: “By joining Opentree and Graitec, our customers will further benefit from being owned by a company with a long history in design & collaboration, who have the skills and expertise to push Opentree even further into the market of W.I.P management, We see this a key strategy for all customers to manage this process better than they do today.

Steve Houlder, GRAITEC COO comments: “The BIM market and the BIM for manufacturing market is growing at a rapid rate in many countries. One of the major difficulties faced by our customers at all levels from housing development through to capital projects, is the management of data from project conception to the start of the collaboration phase, ensuring data consistency and adherence to standards being one of the most important topics. With Opentree we can address this growing issue for many of our customers, aligning, Graitec and Autodesk technologies.

Graitec will now offer data management and W.I.P management to all our customers who have been trying to solve the problem by various means for a long time. By helping customers to adhere to data standards, deliver consistency, conform to both BS1192 and the upcoming ISO19650 BIM standards, Graitec are at the forefront of helping customers manage their data and projects, effectively enabling them to achieve time and cost savings, as well as improving internal and external data quality processes.

About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk partner across Europe, North America and Russia including an Autodesk developer partner, delivering high-performance BIM simulation and fabrication solutions. Operating throughout 45 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC goals is to offer productivity, efficiency and performance solutions and consulting to its customers in the BIM arena. With 450 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.graitec.com.

About Opentree

The company was established in 1992 as tsaADVET Ltd selling networked PC based CAD solutions from Intergraph, Bentley and Autodesk. The focus was on large engineering companies who had hundreds of thousands of drawings to control across very large facilities. We introduced a third party Electronic Document Management Software (EDMS) system (Falcon/DMS) which we sold and supported to enable the tight management of the CAD data. This included management of CAD Reference/XRef files which are vital to ensure data integrity of the drawings.

Since it was first adopted by Tata Steel (formerly British Steel) and Siemens (formerly Westinghouse Rail Systems) in 2003, they’ve never looked back. Thanks to their partnership approach with various multinational blue chip companies, Cabinet evolved to manage all forms of office documents as well as CAD drawings.

Following a decade of success, a management buyout enabled the company to strategically plan for its future growth. This resulted in the opening of a dedicated development office in Sheffield, followed by a complete rebrand to Opentree in 2014.

For more information, please visit www.opentree.co.uk.

ModuleWorks Partners with GSK CNC Equipment

ModuleWorks and GSK CNC Equipment Co. Ltd (GSK) announce a partnership to integrate ModuleWorks simulation and collision detection technology into the latest GSK controllers.

GSK is one of China’s leading manufacturers of CNC machine tool systems and automation technology. The partnership with ModuleWorks enables GSK to strengthen its market position by further optimizing the quality, safety and efficiency of its CNC machining systems.

Chao Sun of ModuleWorks (left) and MinjiaHeof GSK (right) signing the partnership agreement at JIMTOF 2018 in Japan.

Designed for fast and seamless integration into existing CNC software, the ModuleWorks CNC Simulation components enhance the GSK controllers with state-of-the-art 3D material removal simulation technology including full-scene collision detection for the machine kinematics. Advanced adaptive roughing cycles deliver optimized toolpaths that reduce machining time and tool wear, and the sophisticated toolpath analyses provide safer process control. Intelligent tool engagement and chip volume calculations can be used during job preparation directly on the CNC to further enhance process control and safety.

About ModuleWorks

ModuleWorks is the software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. With over 170 employees and 700 man years of software development, ModuleWorks’ expertise in toolpath creation and simulation is recognized throughout the industry and its software components are integrated in over 500,000 installed seats of CAD/CAM software around the world.

About GSK CNC Equipment Co. Ltd

Founded in 1991, GSK CNC Equipment Co. Ltd. (GSK) provides users with machine tool CNC systems, servo drives, servo motors, CNC machine tool chain marketing, machine tool CNC engineering, automation control systems, industrial robots and precise CNC injection molding machines. It also has a doctoral research station, engineering R&D center and an engineering laboratory with over 800 research personnel.

GSK advocates industrious entrepreneurship, adventurous innovation, motivated dedication and a united, cooperative, diligent and motivated craftsmanship spirit. These values form the foundation for establishing GSK’s reputation as the China Southern CNC Industrial Base.

Hexagon Launches HP-L-5.8 Blue Laser Scanning Sensor

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launched its first blue laser scanning sensor for creating point clouds. The HP-L-5.8 joins Hexagon’s comprehensive range of tactile and non-contact sensors for CMMs and is designed for companies who need a versatile, affordable, fixed-line laser sensor.

The HP-L-5.8 performs equally well when taking point cloud measurements from dark or shiny surfaces. Designed to be rugged and compact, it protects the sensor from collisions and vibrations and is ideal for use in areas where accessibility is restricted as well as on smaller CMMs.

The HP-L-5.8 is seamlessly compatible with Hexagon CMMs that use PC-DMIS 2018 R2 and subsequent versions of the software and works with an automatic indexing probe head or continuous wrist, making it easy to operate for users of tactile probing tools.

The HP-L-5.8 is available worldwide. More information is available from local commercial operations and dealers.

About Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence is a metrology and manufacturing solution specialist. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon  has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.

Teradata Appoints Oliver Ratzesberger as President, CEO

SAN DIEGO, CA, Jan 16, 2019 – Teradata, the industry’s only pervasive data intelligence company, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Oliver Ratzesberger president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Ratzesberger succeeds Victor L. Lund, who is transitioning from his role as president and CEO to executive chairman of the Board of Directors.

Ratzesberger has served as Teradata’s chief operating officer (COO) since February 2018, responsible for the Company’s global operations and leading its strategies for go-to-market, products and services. He joined Teradata in 2013 and, from 2016 to 2018, served as the Company’s executive vice president and chief product officer, leading Teradata’s research and development organization, following a distinguished career in advancing innovation in technology at both established and start-up companies.

While COO, Ratzesberger worked alongside Lund in architecting and implementing the Company’s transformation. This appointment reflects the Board’s confidence in Ratzesberger as Lund’s successor, and in the continued execution of the Company’s strategy as well as the development of its culture and values.

“I am honored to serve as the next CEO of Teradata as we continue to challenge the market’s perceptions of how data can lead to answers and deliver the industry’s only pervasive data intelligence solution,” said Ratzesberger. “Over the last few years, we have revitalized Teradata by making significant advancements to our offerings while also working to transition our business model to provide the subscription-based services our customers prefer. As CEO, I look forward to continuing to work with our talented team to build on this momentum and create long-term value for our customers and shareholders.”

Lund said, “As we continue to successfully execute on Teradata’s strategic transformation, including the pivot to a subscription model, which is showing up in our financial performance, now is the right time for this leadership transition and Oliver is the right person. He is a technology visionary who, along with an exceptional team, has charted a course for Teradata Vantage, our world-class analytics platform, and helped to drive our overarching vision. His track record at Teradata and in the industry make him a natural choice as our next CEO. I am extremely proud of the Teradata team, and all that we have accomplished together over the last three years in transforming our strategy and management team to help drive Teradata forward. It has been my privilege to lead a company that has such a strong foundation and bright future ahead. The employees at Teradata are world class, and the value that we are providing to the most visionary companies in the world has and will only continue to grow.”

Ratzesberger added, “I’m grateful to Vic for his steadfast guidance, support and leadership of Teradata through a critical period in the Company’s history. Under his leadership, Teradata has reimagined its brand and modernized its overall market strategy to include subscription-based analytics-as-a-service.”

Teradata also announced today that, although final results will not be available until normal year-end review procedures are completed, it currently expects the Company’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 total revenue, recurring revenue and annual recurring revenue (ARR) results to be in line with, or better than, its most recent guidance. Teradata will not be providing any additional information regarding its fourth-quarter or full-year performance until it reports final results in early February 2019.

In connection with Lund’s appointment to executive chairman, the Board has appointed Michael Gianoni, a member of the Board of Directors since January 2015, as independent lead director, effective immediately. James Ringler, who has been chairman of Teradata since 2007, will remain a member of the Board.

Gianoni commented, “Today’s announcement regarding Teradata’s new CEO is the culmination of a thorough and thoughtful process undertaken by the Board over the past few years to ensure that the Company is best positioned to deliver on our value proposition to all stakeholders. The Board and I are confident that Oliver is the right person to lead Teradata forward and deliver profitable growth and shareholder value creation. We are also thrilled that the Company will continue to benefit from Vic’s wealth of experience and strategic guidance as he transitions to his new role as executive chairman of the Board, and we appreciate Jim’s significant contributions as chairman and continued service to our Board and company.”

About Oliver Ratzesberger

Oliver Ratzesberger is the president and chief executive officer of Teradata Corporation and has been a member of the company’s board since November 2018. Previously, he served as Teradata’s chief operating officer, with global operating responsibility for the company’s operations and led the company’s strategies for go-to-market, products and services. Ratzesberger has an extensive background in analytics, big data and software development. Prior to Teradata, he worked for both Fortune 500 and early-stage companies, holding positions of increasing responsibility in software development and IT, including leading the expansion of analytics at eBay.

A pragmatic visionary, Ratzesberger frequently speaks and writes about leveraging data and analytics to improve business outcomes. His recent book with co-author Mohanbir Sawhney, “The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Decision Making,” was published in 2017 and was named to The Wall Street Journal Bestseller List.

Ratzesberger is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and earned his engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from HTL Steyr in Austria. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.

About Victor Lund 

Victor Lund served as Teradata’s president and chief executive officer from May 2016 until Ratzesberger’s appointment. He has been a member of Teradata’s board since September 2007 and was the chair of the Audit Committee from 2007 until May 2016.

About Michael Gianoni

Michael Gianoni is the president and chief executive officer of Blackbaud, Inc., a provider of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations, a position he has held since joining the company in January 2014. He has been a member of Teradata’s board since January 2015 and chair of the Committee on Directors and Governance since February 2017.

About Teradata

Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data. Teradata leverages all of the data, all of the time, so you can analyze anything, deploy anywhere, and deliver analytics that matter. We call this pervasive data intelligence. And it’s the answer to the complexity, cost, and inadequacy of today’s approach to analytics.

Get the answer at teradata.com.

Roland Unveils VersaSTUDIO BT-12 Direct-to-Garment Printer

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Jan 16, 2019 – Roland DG Corp., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, announced the launch of the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 desktop direct-to-garment printer for printing directly on cotton-based products. Built for on-demand personalization, the BT-12 is ideal for businesses looking for new revenue opportunities by offering an engaging in-store experience for their customers.

According to Etsuo Harada, division president of COTO business division for Roland DG, since the introduction of VersaCAMM SP-300 in 2003, Roland DG inkjet printers have increasingly been used in the production of custom apparel and fabric goods. “More recently,” Harada said, “in-store personalization services for printing customer designs have grown rapidly. To meet this demand, the COTO Business Division developed the new DTG printer.”

The BT-12 is an easy-to-use A4 size printer that allows printing directly on cotton* substrates. You can print full color graphics including photos, logos and text on a variety of products, such as t-shirts, tote bags and interior decoration items. Its compact size and affordable pricing allow businesses to offer personalization services with a low initial investment and in locations where space is limited, including shopping malls, kiosks, apparel stores, hotel gift shops and tourist destinations, or even at events.
* Fabric must be 50~100% cotton.

When combined with cotodesign, an optional design and print management software recently announced, the BT-12 can become a complete design, order and print management solution to open new business opportunities and increase foot traffic at retail locations. cotodesign also supports* additional Roland DG devices allowing businesses to use it for a wide variety of applications and events.
* cotodesign supports VersaSTUDIO BN-20, VersaUV LEF series and Laser Decorator LD-80.

Harada said that the BT-12 is affordably priced, allowing businesses to explore new opportunities with very low initial investment. Capable of producing a product from start to finish in as little as 10 minutes, the BT-12 is designed for ultimate ease of use and can be operated by virtually anyone with minimal training. Cassettes are used for holding the items for printing and finishing ensuring the safety of operators and customers.

With dimensions of 399mm (W) x 760mm (D), the printer unit requires very little space. The optional finishing equipment has been designed to be stacked with the printer unit. This clever design dramatically reduces the installation space that is typically required for a traditional direct-to-garment printer and finishing unit combination allowing businesses to install the BT-12 in retail locations and event venues with very limited area.

The BT-12 is bundled with easy-to-use “Roland Design Software.” With an intuitive user interface, anyone can create unique designs with minimal training. In addition to the BT-12, the optional cotodesign software also supports the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 printer/cutter, the VersaUV LEF Series UV LED printer, which is widely popular for the production of promotional and one-off personalized products, and the LD-80 digital foil printer. These solutions not only help to add value to merchandise, but also provide customers with a rewarding new shopping experience, which can help build store traffic as well as become a popular topic of conversation on social media.

“Consumer behavior has been shifting from consumption to experience due to the diversification of consumer values,” Harada said. “As a result, businesses have an opportunity to offer high-value merchandise such as personalized products to meet customer needs and desires.”

“Our goal,” Harada continued, “is to provide our users with tools that help deliver a unique experience and quality time for their customers and to transform their imagination into reality.”

Specifications

Printer
Model VersaSTUDIO BT-12
Print resolution Max 1,200 × 1,200 dpi equivalent
External dimensions 399 × 760.3 × 292.5 mm (15.7 × 29.9 × 11.5 inches)
Weight Approx. 24 kg (53.0 lb.)
Printable area A4 standard tray : 291 × 204 mm (11.5 × 8.0 inches)
A5 tray : 204 × 142 mm (8.0 × 5.6 inches)
Finisher
Model HB-12
External dimensions 419 × 675 × 235 mm (16.5 × 26.6 × 9.3 inches)
Weight Approx. 16.5 kg (36.4 lb.)

About Roland DG Corp.

Roland DG Corp. is a manufacturer of digital devices designed to help professionals as well as craft makers and hobbyists transform their imagination into reality. Products include the TrueVIS, SOLJET, VersaCAMM, VersaUV and Texart series large-format inkjet printers and the CAMM-1 and STIKA vinyl cutters for the sign, vehicle graphics, personalization, apparel and textile decoration industries. In 2017, Roland DG formed DGSHAPE Corporation to develop and market the company’s 3D products, including DWX mills and DWP 3D printer for the dental industry, MPX photo impact printers for the medical device, industrial labeling and personalization industries and MDX and monoFab series of desktop 3D printers and milling machines for rapid prototyping, manufacturing and hobby industries. The company uses its proprietary cell production technology to manufacture products that are distributed in over 200 countries and regions worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.rolanddg.com.

Elysium Launches InfiPoints v5.0

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Jan 16, 2019 – Elysium announces a version-up release, InfiPoints v5.0. Elysium has developed new technology for increasing the success rate of automatic registration of large-scale point clouds. New functionality also includes the ability to create valves based on the scan data of plants, buildings and ships.

Extending the scope of outdoor scan utilization with registration in record time and photo-quality processing

  • Registering data in outdoor environments automatically is possible for example in exterior plants, construction sites and historic sites with fewer planes, such as walls of buildings.
  • Automatically register and align the point cloud using reference points, automatically extracted planes and in addition, the new version supports automatic registration using the top view (silhouette) of the scan.
  • Reduces time and effort with automatic registration avoiding manual labor.

Support for Valve Modeling and Export to BIM Software

Pipe and valve model (right) created from the original point cloud data (left). Users can specify the type of valve to export to a BIM software.

  • Added functionality for creating valves from the scanned point cloud and add attributes such as valve location and type in the piping group.
  • Utilize the created valves as a system diagram when performing renewal construction.
  • Reduce time for creating BIM models of pipes, valves, and 3D isometric drawings by exporting the models in IFC format or standard formats and importing the models into CAD systems.

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in France, Germany, and the US Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor, and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

For more information, visit www.elysium-global.com.

Arvizio Updates MR Studio Enterprise

OTTAWA, Canada, Jan 16, 2019 – Arvizio Inc., announced the expansion of their MR Studio enterprise mixed reality software platform to include Magic Leap One and virtual reality (VR) headsets in addition to new features for Microsoft HoloLens. Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms as well as those in the energy, engineering and mining industries can now engage in combined mixed reality and fully immersive VR experiences while sharing design reviews, client walk-through experiences and visualize shared 3D content both locally and across locations.

MR Studio Architecture for augmented, virtual and mixed reality (CNW Group/Arvizio Inc.)

MR Studio users can:

  • Visualize and share large, complex 3D models and point clouds
  • Walk through life-size virtual buildings and other large-scale CAD models
  • View and share engineering documents associated with the model
  • Collaboratively communicate in real time among multiple users across locations

A key aspect of MR Studio that benefits customers is that no software programming is required, allowing users to import, optimize and share complex models from Revit, LiDAR systems and most popular CAD packages. Models are prepared for XR experiences using a flexible GUI interface which allows models to be optimized, annotated, aligned, clipped and linked with project related documents and images. The prepared models may then be shared among multiple users simultaneously.

“Customers require a flexible platform that offers a common experience across multiple types of augmented, mixed and virtual reality devices,” said Jonathan Reeves, Arvizio’s CEO. “We’re excited to announce that MR Studio supports an expanding number of AR, VR and MR devices for cross platform, multi-user, collaborative experiences.”

Arvizio has put together a brief video demonstrating their MR Studio platform running on the Magic Leap headset: View Video

In addition to expanding device support, the company is also launching version 3.0 of their MR Studio platform with new and enhanced features. Associated with the launch, Arvizio will be offering a “Mixed Reality Innovators Pack” which provides a cost-effective introduction to MR Studio and support for up to 5 devices utilizing a local PC.

MR Studio is an enterprise level solution designed to provide multi-user and multi-site mixed reality experiences for working with 3D CAD/BIM models and real-world 3D LiDAR scans. MR Studio is available in two tiers: The Local Edition provides the ability to walk through designs at life size, align models with the real world for AR and MR digital twin scenarios and synchronize the view of multiple participants at a single location while the Enterprise Edition extends this set of capabilities to conduct virtual design reviews with multiple participants across locations.

Arvizio will be offering live, interactive demonstrations of MR Studio at MWC Barcelona February 25-28, 2019, on the Ontario Pavilion, Booth 7J51, Hall 7. To learn more about the features and capabilities of MR Studio, visit arvizio.io.