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Real-Time Walkthrough of a Structural Model

This is a structural engineering model produced for one of our projects. The geometric model was created in Autodesk’s Revit software, then the analytical geometric model passed to Tekla Structural Design. The designed engineering model was transferred into Autodesk’s Revit where details were developed and 2D drawings produced from the 3D model. The model was exported in 3dsmax for refinement and imported into the Unreal Engine. To navigate around the model we have added simple controls such as keyboard and mouse or Xbox gamepad. A walking and flying (jetpack) mode was developed for better inspection of the model. The model can be presented to clients as a standalone executable file, it can be used by the project team during the design process or by the contractors to gain a better understanding of the project.

For a more immersive experience the model has also been developed in a Virtual Reality environment compatible with an Oculus Rift headset.

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