edddison and 3D software enable BIM managers, project developers, designers, sales people, architects and engineers to better design, plan, convince and sell projects.
“Imagine to walk through your house, experience it from any perspective and make design decisions before it is built.”
Interactive 3D applications?
Interactive real-time 3D visualization is making its way into architecture, construction, engineering and design. Users can explore the virtual building in real-time. The technology helps you to tell a story and even non-technical users can view and understand design, projects and buildings.
CAD software, real-time engines and 3D viewers are great tools for engineers and professionals, but not made for untrained people like managers, clients, colleagues and stakeholders. Regular tools like mouse and keyboard are not suitable for navigation. Programming skills are needed to prepare projects.
- edddison is an authoring tool for non-programmers to create interactive 3D applications
- edddison simplifies the navigation and handling of 3D models
- edddison combines existing 3D software and hardware input devices in one system
- edddison is an add-on for Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk 3ds Max Interactive, Unreal, Unity 3D, SketchUp, Interviews3D and Siemens Tecnomatix Plant Simulation
For users: The technology helps even nontechnical users to view and understand product designs, projects and buildings.
For the technician: The editor helps creating interactive 3D presentations faster without the need of coding.
GUI (graphical user interface)
edddison simplifies the GUI so everybody can navigate and present. Guaranteed CEO proof!
What makes it unique
We decided to develop an add-on to proven, widely used 3D software including Autodesk Navisworks, Unreal Studio, Unity3D, Trimble SketchUp and others.
Floor plans and navigation areas
A floor plan on the control device ensures perfect orientation in the 3D view. It is possible to maintain constant orientation in spatial environments. This solution provides better recognition between 2D (plan) and 3D (view) information. A navigation area limits the possible space of movement, so never get lost in 3D models again!
Spatial perception is closely related to how people find their way in new environments and plan routes. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator’s position relative to the destination. Navigation is any skill involves the determining position and direction.
edddison works in split screen mode. The 3D scene and the navigation (floor-plan) are separated from each other.
The floor-plan (own position) ensures that the user will not get lost in the virtual space while walking through the 3D model.
Note: In some cases (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality etc.) or if only one device is available (tablet) it is useful to have the 3D view and the floor-plan overlapped.
This solution is available for VR.
Devices to interact: Touchscreens, tablets, Sprout by HP
Use a touch device to remote control the 3D model. edddison supports iPads, Android tablets and every touch-screen.
Devices to interact: Mixed reality setups
Adding edddison markers (unique bar-codes) to any tangible object generates control objects. Printed markers are tracked seamlessly by a camera, that sends the coordinates (position, angle) to the 3D software. Control objects are the first visible items for users. These objects are the real representatives of your ideas inside the virtual world – they help you navigate through the 3D model. We recommend designing these objects in a careful, creative and customized way for each project. These figures can be produced using 3D printing, laser cutting or simply by printing them on paper.
edddison also enables multi-user and multi-hand control, making 3D data navigation a collective experience. In future, edddison will come with a collaboration feature, which will enable several people to work together on the same 3D model, via the Internet.