A new version of a cloud collaboration software is simplifying 3D virtual-reality walk-throughs for Oculus Rift and letting users do more with PDFs.
Revizto, version 4.0, by Vizerra, San Francisco, supports issue-tracking between 2D and 3D files and compiles the software’s core functionality into one location: the Revizto Viewer. The update also gives users the ability to bring more 2D PDF sheets into Revizto without performance loss and extract dimensions from them.
“They have an Oculus add-on, and it’s seamless and makes virtual reality look really nice without [having to learn] 3D Studio Max and other fancy software,” says Chad Holbrook, virtual construction manager at Barton Malow, whose team started using Revizto a year ago.
Revizto works as a bridge between disparate software, such as Autodesk’s Revit and Trimble’s Sketchup. For example, when one team annotates a model in Sketchup, another team can see those markups when it opens the model in Revit or Navisworks.
“So, our design team doesn’t have to learn to use Navisworks and our coordination team doesn’t have to learn to use Sketchup,” says Holbrook. “It’s great. I don’t know any other software that will do this so smoothly.” Revizto isn’t directly compatible with all software, including Bentley’s suite; however, through IFC-compliant files, Bentley designs can be imported into Revizto, he adds.
“Instead of waiting days for an RFI, we can mark up a wall to be moved over six inches on the model, and the design team can see that and move the wall for us instantaneously. It eliminates the need for an RFI,” says Holbrook
Revizto charges anually per seat: $5,000 for 20 licences, $8,000 for 50 and $15,000 for 100. More than 100 is a case-by-case price.