Meet Unity’s newest technology set to enhance the workflow for building designers, architects, and engineers: Unity Reflect.
For the construction industry, BIM, or Building Information Modeling, has increasingly become a standard during all phases of creating a building – from planning the design all the way to completing the actual project in real-life. BIM models allow designers to easily track the physical characteristics of every aspect of their building project, while also allowing stakeholders and project managers to quickly make decisions to improve on the integrity of the structure, the overall infrastructure, and more. Ultimately, the workflow drastically decreases building costs, results in fewer errors, and increases communication at all levels – thus increasing demands for this technology in the industry.
Unity Reflect, however, is set to take BIM to a whole new and exciting level. Teaming up with Autodesk, the creators of the popular Revit software used for creating BIM models, Unity’s new Unity Reflect product will allow users to view their buildings in real-time 3D. With only a single click in Revit, designers, managers, and more can transfer their models to Unity Reflect for easy viewing. Additionally, as the models are live-linked in real-time, multiple designers can make changes to the model in Revit and see this immediately reflected in their Unity Reflect viewers.
Beyond this, Unity Reflect can also be used for virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, allowing close-up and very hands-on 3D experiences with the buildings before they’re even built! As a bonus, with Unity Pro, businesses will be able to brand and customize their Unity Reflect views, creating a more personalized experience for their clients.
Overall, Unity Reflect is set to drastically change how designers, engineers, construction workers, project managers, and stakeholders communicate building project concepts, making it easy to make on-demand changes. The high-fidelity environments that can be created also allow for enhanced views that give all team members a better idea of the final result, allowing advanced planning and important business decisions to be made early on in the project’s lifespan. All in all, Unity Reflect is a game-changing feature that can take the benefits of BIM and further enhance them in all areas, which for developers will only increase the demand for the skillset.
If you’re interested in Unity Reflect and are prepared to upskill with this new and fascinating technology, we’ve created a list below with helpful links to more information and tutorials to get you started!
What is Unity Reflect?
- Real-time BIM with Unity Reflect
- Unity Reflect: BIM to real-time 3D in one click for better design decisions
- Unity Reflect Roadmap