From Revit to VR with The Wild

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With our Revit Add-In, you can export your Revit model to The Wild with two easy clicks, and experience it instantly with your team, in AR or VR, from anywhere in the world.

The Wild allows teams to collaboratively experience, prototype, and present ideas in augmented and virtual reality. We’re excited to open up The Wild to teams working in Autodesk® Revit® BIM software through our Revit Add-In.

Getting Your Work from Revit to The Wild

Revit is widely used in architecture, commercial interior design, and virtual design and construction. If you’re already using The Wild, you can start by downloading The Wild Revit Add-In.

Once installed, you’ll see an Export for The Wild button in your Add-Ins menu. Create a 3D view (or use an existing one) to visualize the content you want to view in The Wild, then click that button. We’ll automatically optimize your geometry and materials for optimal performance and export a file that you can then bring into VR.

We recommend using the “Import Space from File” option in The Wild—you can choose to automatically create a collection of assets from families in your Revit file that can be shared, moved, and modified individually in The Wild.

The process is simple but extremely powerful. In a couple of steps, your Revit model is imported, optimized, and ready for collaboration.

Collaboration in VR

We built The Wild as a creative workspace for architects, designers, and other professionals to immersively prototype, collaborate, and communicate ideas in real time from anywhere. With your Revit model in The Wild, you can meet your teammates inside it from any device. You can also invite clients, contractors, and other outside collaborators to access specific spaces with editor or viewer access. With up to eight people in a space simultaneously, you can see and talk to each other as if you were in the same room together.

To be fully immersed in and interact with your model at scale, you’ll need a VR headset. The Wild runs on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Windows Mixed Reality virtual reality headsets.

If a teammate doesn’t have a VR headset, they can still view a space from their PC or Mac. Users joining in desktop mode can navigate the space easily with their keyboard, trackpad, or mouse.

Team members can also join from an iPad or iPhone to view a space in augmented reality. This is incredibly useful for seeing your model in the context of the physical world. As with the other platforms, you can see and talk to anyone inside of the space.

Best Practices

For the best experience in The Wild—and in VR in general—it's a good idea to keep your model lightweight, so content will stream quickly for all participants. Check out our article on best practices to learn more about preparing your 3D model views in Revit for optimal performance in The Wild.

From Visualizing to Experiencing

Streaming a Revit model into The Wild for presentation and review will fundamentally redefine expectations for the design process. A shift from merely visualizing ideas to experiencing them immersively can help architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) teams achieve new levels of comprehension and alignment, helping everyone focus on the best solutions in the earliest stages of design, all the way through construction.

We hope our Revit Add-In will help you and your team experience your work more dynamically and collaboratively. Schedule a demo to learn more about how to take your team’s Revit workflow to the next level.

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