InsiteVR: A Brief Introduction to a Social VR App for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Meetings

InsiteVR is a social VR platform that is intended to work with designs created in software such as BIM 360, Navisworks, Revit, Sketchup, and other programs that create three-dimensional models. Planners and designers can meet up in a virtual space to explore and “walk through” their 3D models. According to their website, the benefits of InsiteVR are:

REDUCE COSTLY SURPRISES: Eliminate model error ambiguity: Validate designs and identify issues before construction begins and it’s too late.

UNDERSTAND THE SPACE: Experience designs from a human perspective to increase understanding and confidence across all project collaborators.

IMPROVE CONFIDENCE: Coordinating with VR meetings helps ensure everyone is on the same page about issues and resolutions.

DIRECT INTEGRATIONS WITH EXISTING AEC TOOLS: All you need to get started is a BIM 360, Navisworks, Revit, or Sketchup model. In the click of a button your model will be VR ready and synced to the InsiteVR cloud for your coordination meetings.

VR MEETINGS MADE EASY: Inviting collaborators to your VR meeting is as easy as sending them a link. Participants can see other as VR avatars, talk over VOIP, and review model issues together. Compatible across desktop and standalone VR like Oculus Quest and Oculus Go.

BUILT-IN ISSUE TRACKING: Keeping track of issues identified during a VR meeting is critical. With speech-to-text annotations you can easily flag issues identified without removing your headset or requiring a second person for note taking.

PDF MEETING REPORTS: InsiteVR will automatically generate a PDF report of your annotations and screenshots so you can review and address issues after your VR meeting.

InsiteVR supports The Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as desktop users.

You can contact the company to request a demo using this form. You can also follow InsiteVR on social media via Facebook and Twitter.

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