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SmartReality Mobile App Update – Version 0.32 Released

The SmartReality app has been updated and we’ve added a new feature we hope proves useful to you.AR Mode OffWe’ve added a new functionality that allows users to explore models and see them without using an Augmented Reality (AR) target (i.e. no construction plan printout needed). We call this AR Mode Off. When you next […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Augmented Reality Sandbox a New Way to Look at Land

A blast from the past is now making a movement in the way geography is being viewed and utilized. Simple sandboxes, with the help of computers, 3D cameras, and digital projectors, are being transformed into colorful topographical maps that allow architects and geographers to design projects according to the land they will be built upon. […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Augmented Reality SDK for Virtual Shopping by Metaio

With virtual shopping at our fingertips, consumers are shifting to shopping online everyday. What if you could virtually try on the clothes you were interested in though? This seemingly impossible notion is becoming a reality with the help of Metaio. They are developing their augmented reality software development kit (SDK) that will allow you to […]

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AR Technology of the Week: Virtual Reality Simulations from PocketCake

Everyday virtual reality is allowing once dormant objects come to life, changing the way businesses and consumers view the world. Development firm, PocketCake, is creating virtual reality simulations using the Oculus Rift for the same price of a typical architectural illustration. This is the next step for BIM technology. Architects and prospective clients can have […]

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Augmented Reality Shows Promise, But Has a Long Way to Go

Published on Construction Executive February 5, 2014 By Judy Schriener Augmented reality is cool, but what about the practicality of it for the construction industry? What are the benefits, and which ones could be realized first? What are the problems and challenges it is trying to solve? These are some of the questions that need […]

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Is Construction Ready for a Dose of (Augmented) Reality?

Published in ENR Tech January 7, 2014 By James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartReality In 2008, I tested out an augmented reality mobile app called Nearest Tube that allowed me to use my smartphone camera to navigate my way to the nearest London Underground entrance without having to unfold a giant paper map and confirm […]

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SmartReality Featured on the Synchro Software Blog

As the construction and risk management industries endeavour to find new ways to increase efficiency, improve quality and team collaboration, does the combining of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Augmented Reality offer a solution? The application of Augmented Reality has been moving ahead over the last 4-5 years, from academic research domains into new emerging […]

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Mobile app fuses BIM and paper models

Published August 26, 2013 On Building4Change.com As UK construction moves through the early stages of implementing building information modelling (BIM), a Chicago construction show this month featured a demonstration of a new app, SmartReality™, which promises to combine BIM models and paper plans. US company JB Knowledge Technologies, which worked with contractor Hoar Construction on the […]

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Interview: SmartReality Integrates BIM And Construction Process Through Augmented Reality

Published August 31, 2013 In 3D Visualization World The construction and risk management industries are continually searching for new approaches to increase efficiency, achieve better quality and to improve collaborative opportunities. The combining of building information modelling (BIM), construction processes and augmented reality offer the possibility of achieving these gains. Texas based JB Knowledge Technologies […]

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