Atlas co-develops Autodesk Navisworks® navigation app
Atlas is delighted to launch its first design navigation app in partnership with co-developer Buildfore.
R&D professionals from both organisations collaborated to produce an application which allows users to navigate a 3D model using a controller specifically designed for 3D movement, an Xbox controller, rather than a keyboard and mouse.
The team wanted to enable easier and more intuitive on-site or off-site navigation of BIM models. As an Autodesk trainer, Atlas was a natural partner for construction technologist Buildfore. Atlas R&D Manager Chris Smeaton explains the rationale behind its development,
“The construction industry is leading others in adapting gaming technology for its own aims. This innovation seemed like a logical step for us. We hope the app will encourage others within our industry to explore BIM and to co-create apps with us. The R&D team at Atlas enjoy collaborating with others and we definitely enjoy breaking new ground.”