augmented reality for architecture and design collaboration
AUGmentecture is an augmented reality platform for design collaboration that enables the viewing of 3D models in AR format. Architects, engineers, and design professionals are using the AUGmentecture platform to display their 3D models in augmented reality on mobile devices and share them with colleagues and customers.
AUGmentecture combines the two worlds of architecture related software and the science of augmented reality.
AUGmentecture streamlines the setup, upload, printing and processing of the models into augmented reality. “Think of it as printing a PDF, but it would be in the augmented reality format.” To get started read our User Guide.user guide
how it works
upload 3D model via web or AUG plugins
view 3D model on any device
share 3D models with colleagues and customers
what our users say
At Odell, we really enjoy finding new ways to leverage the effort we put into modeling. Anything that can help to convey the concept or intent is worth using. AUGmentecture enables us to have high quality, interactive, augmented reality sessions with our clients using minimal technological overlay.
At HDR, we have been able to leverage the use of AUGmentecture during client review meetings and also affords us the ability to verify design constraints while walking existing sites during field visits. It has already helped us, and our clients, out in the sense that we can make faster decisions that we’re all comfortable with. With the use of AUGmentecture, miscommunication, misrepresentation and misinterpretation are all left behind.
As architects it is very important for us to present our projects the best possible way and connect with our clients. This is a big challenge. We are using augmented reality technology and AUGmentecture to better present and explain our ideas. Drawings are not enough because not everyone can imagine spaces, shapes, and how their future project will look. AR and AUGmentecture give us a very easy way to visualize through 'live drawings'. Thank you AUGmentecture for the great tools helping us communicate with our clients!
AUGmentecture was a pleasant surprise for us at PROJETO magazine. A simple app but with formidable performance that has created huge gains in delivery to our readers. As editors of a publication focused on architecture, being able to develop and promote an innovative feature for our readers using augmented reality technology reaffirms our historical vanguard in both architecture and publishing as a whole. The creative use of AUGmentecture in our magazine has attracted new subscribers, and generated business with architecture offices whose works we publish. An incredible partnership for everyone.
AUGmentecture was created and developed by AUGmentecture Inc., founded in Los Angeles, California in 2014 for the purpose of bringing augmented reality to the architect's design toolbox. Our goal is to make augmented reality a day to day design communication and collaboration tool for architects, designers, and artists to simply Design, Upload, View and Share their models on a mobile device.
frequently asked questions
Augmented reality or AR is an interactive experience combining computer-generated content with a real-world environment. The digital content is visible on screen in the real-world environment through the devices’ camera and gives the opportunity to interact both with digital and real. Compared to VR which creates a totally digital environment, AR allows to overlay digital on the real environment.
Augmented reality starts with a use of a camera-equipped device such as smartphones tablets loaded with AR software. For a 3D object to be represented correctly, the device calculates and scans the orientation of the surroundings, and after when it's done, the object is shown on screen. Augmented reality is advancing rapidly today, and there are some components that are essential to make it work like sensors, head displays and algorithms.
Augmented reality in architecture allows the user to superimpose the 3D of the architectural model into the real world, and see how it will look in the actual environment.
AR gives to interact with the 3D models of their projects beyond their computer screen, allowing them to interact with their models and preview them by overlaying the digital content over the real one. Besides, that contributes to a better understanding of the surrounding, reduces errors, and increases the accuracy of the work, as augmented reality gives the construction workers on-site tips and instructions and the ability to troubleshoot errors in the early phases of the project.
Absolutely! No matter how realistic are the renders, they will never convey the true feel of the project, as virtual reality does. W Without the use of virtual reality architectural studios will be left behind in this fast-paced developing industry. By actually giving the opportunity to feel and see the building from the inside, architects have better communication with the clients, as they understand the space better. VR is used in the early concept phases and is more comprehensive than any 2D drawing or a BIM model.
There is a seven-day free trial for new users to see the features of AUGmentecture, after the end of the trial the user should choose the preferred plan.
There are different plans available for the users of AUGmentecture – expert, professional and for enterprise. All of them can be billed either monthly or annually. The pricing varies according to the plan.
No, for AUGmentecture the only equipment you will need is your smartphone with the AUGmentecture app installed.
By scanning the QR of your project, you will be able to see the 3D twin of your project on your phone. Both in Sketchup and Revit, you just need to select the model in 3D view, upload to your AUG account, get your QR code and you will be able to see the model on your mobile device.
Yes, the application is available for both iOS and Android.
Absolutely yes, the product is constantly being updated to be in line with the software and their updates.
Get started today.
Sign up and free trial on AUGmentecture software. Use our plugins to integrate with Revit or Sketch.