RealWear and Autodesk launch Assisted Reality construction project management system

RealWear, a provider of assisted reality systems for frontline industrial workers, has announced that Autodesk and RealWear have collaborated to integrate Autodesk Construction Cloud with RealWear’s HMT-1 assisted reality hands-free HMT-1 device.

Global construction company Permasteelisa is adopting the system for its teams. “Running BIM 360 on a RealWear device will be a gamechanger, keeping us on the cutting edge of technology and innovation,” said Gordon Earle, group operations executive, Permasteelisa Group.

Among Permasteelisa Group’s achievements include the Sydney Opera House, Eight Spruce in lower Manhattan, The Shard, the Guggenheim Museum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA.

The RealWear HMT-1 device gives construction workers real-time access to information and expertise, while keeping their hands and field of view free for work. RealWear devices are compatible with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

The BIM 360 platform for construction project management helps project teams stay on-time and on-budget by giving teams access to the latest version of all project information in a single app — anytime, anywhere. Now, by connecting a RealWear assisted reality device with BIM 360, teams can more easily access the information they need, saving time, lowering risk, and reducing rework and errors.

With the joint solution, construction teams can now have hands-free access to project documents, plans, and models; they can execute construction quality, safety, and project control workflows from their RealWear device running the new BIM 360 app for RealWear. Workers can pull up and control BIM 360 on the RealWear hands-free device using simple voice commands while maintaining full situational awareness and keeping their hands unoccupied for work. Traditional document or tablet-based workflow management systems require workers to either hold a clipboard or, at times, remove their PPE gloves to operate a tablet’s touch screen. Construction teams can snap a RealWear device to their hard hats and view a micro-display that views like a 7-in tablet without obstructing their view. They can use voice commands to take HD photos using the RealWear device’s front-facing camera.






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