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Integration of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Building Information Modeling
Boga S.R.C, Kansagara B
Published in IGI Global
Volume: 2
Pages: 1037 - 1066
In an educational perspective, unlike other disciplines, hands-on practice is difficult to come by in Civil Engineering. By providing a student with a realistic 3D simulation, we propose a concept that improves the understanding of the individual and eliminate guess-work entirely. Our platform that makes education fun and interactive by eliminating the constraints of a conventional teaching environment by incorporating Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) as a tool. AR can help the target audience visualize a model (to scale) in all three dimensions in the palm of their hand. This chapter explores the use of interactive 3D game environments in design visualization in Building Information Modeling (BIM) by adopting various available software packages and APIs. VR will allow the prospective customer to enter and explore a structure before it is constructed. This can be achieved by making use of a powerful game engine, in this case, Unity3D. In this chapter, we will describe ways to pivot Unity's functions towards the benefit of civil engineering.
About the journal
JournalVirtual and Augmented Reality
PublisherIGI Global
Open Access0