The conversion process for translating 3D CAD models into AR-ready files can often be time-consuming and require the technical skills of a developer or 3D artist. Meta’s recent partnership with SOLIDWORKS will simplify this intermediate step and revolutionize the way users design and review digital models.
Soon, designers, developers, sales personnel, and non-technical employees alike will be able to import and view AR-ready CAD models in the form of a customized glTF file format in the Meta 2 AR headset, allowing for real-time visualization and interaction that will holistically optimize the 3D design and presentation process.
The exported SOLIDWORKS file will retain key information, such as:
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The Meta Viewer™ with SOLIDWORKS glTF capability is an anticipated future Meta product—the timing, public availability and exact features of which are subject to change at Meta's and SOLIDWORKS' sole discretion.
Check out how Stanley Black & Decker plan to use the new integration to optimize the design process.