Theorem Launches Re-engineered Augmented Reality App
Redesigned from the ground up, the latest Theorem-AR app—released as part of the latest Theorem-XR rollout—enables users to visualize their 3D engineering design data on Android, Apple iOS, and Windows devices to meet specific engineering and manufacturing use cases.
The refreshed Theorem-AR app offers an enhanced experience and is helping to improve day-to-day engineering processes for manufacturing companies across the world, according to the company.
With the simple drag-and-drop functionality, fully configurable automated CAD data preparation and optimization, Theorem-AR users only need to prepare their data once for use on any augmented reality supported device.
Theorem-AR is part of the wider Theorem-XR product portfolio that offers a range of engineering-focused XR solutions for full scale and in context visualization and collaboration, designed to complement existing business processes and use cases.
Supporting ARKit, Apple’s Augmented Reality platform for iOS devices, and ARCore, also known as Google Play Services for AR, the Theorem-AR app has been developed to provide the best experiences to work with 3D design data in AR.
The latest version of the Theorem-AR app comes with a range of modes, enabling engineers to load and track their 3D CAD models supporting a variety of engineering use cases.
With AR viewer, users can place 3D models on recognized surfaces in their real-life environment, such as on the floor or on the table in front of them, which can then be fully interacted with in a floating manner. Alternatively, the image tracking mode enables users to track their digital models against targeted images, which can be freely interacted with.
3D digital content can also be tracked against physical objects in augmented reality. By holding a mobile device nearby, model tracking provides users with the ability to track 3D content against the chosen physical object with an outline of the model that will snap to it on the screen. If the physical model is moved or rotated in person, the 3D content will continue to follow, bringing CAD data to life in the real-world.
Using edge detection and ‘snap-to’ functionalities to represent a Visual Digital Twin, engineers can now visually inspect and manipulate their own 3D data in a real-world environment, using tablets and mobile devices. Users can snapshot images, mark them up, and save them to their device.
By seeing representations of their 3D data in a spatial context using Theorem-AR, front line workers can better understand their data, and quickly see what needs to be “done” on the physical—saving time and improving quality in inspection, product assembly, and service functions, according to the company.
Theorem says with the release of the new Theorem-AR app, it is taking the next step to help engineers get their 3D design data on their mobile phones and tablets.