Realtime Revit BIM Models in Unity in Just One Click

Today, the awesome fi9ne folks at Unity announced the collaboration with Autodesk for a Revit importation product named Unity Reflect. Unity provides a platform for all sorts of immersive 3D possibilities in AR/VR and more that have bent my mind at times. Now with Unity Reflect you can import your Revit BIM 3D model in one click. Get a hands on look at Autodesk University London in just two weeks! 

Unity Reflect - Revit to Unity in one click

“Announcing Unity Reflect, a new product for architects, building designers, and engineers to transfer multiple BIM models into real-time 3D in one click. Unity Reflect improves design review and construction planning processes by seamlessly syncing changes made in Autodesk Revit to any Unity Reflect-supported platform, from mobile and desktop to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). With Unity Reflect, create real-time 3D experiences…in real-time.”

“Unity Reflect underscores our commitment to and continued investment in the AEC industry.

Our collaboration with Autodesk is pivotal to streamlining AEC workflows. With Autodesk, we’re making it easier to turn 3D data into immersive, interactive experiences on any platform.

Unity Reflect’s native integration with Revit is part of our ongoing collaboration to provide seamless integrations and full data interoperability between our platform and Autodesk’s design tools.

Our collaboration with Unity is important because visualization has become a vital part of the design process, particularly in the AEC industry where time is money,” said Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk president and CEO. “Real-time, immersive experiences are becoming the norm, and this integration with Autodesk Revit cuts down on dead time between revisions and meetings, which is critical to giving our shared customers a competitive edge.”

”There’s a lot of complexity behind the scenes though. Through a seamless data federation process hosted on a local machine or a network server, Unity Reflect brings together BIM and/or CAD data from multiple designers and engineers working on different systems in one model. It automatically optimizes this data for real-time 3D, including preserving BIM metadata.

Preparing and optimizing data from design tools for real-time 3D has historically been a painful, time-consuming process. Not with Unity Reflect.”

”The live link means that as stakeholders share ideas and provide instant feedback, designers can make changes in their design applications (e.g., relocating doors, adding windows, and adjusting lighting, materials, and textures) and Unity Reflect will update the rendering in real-time for all viewers.

“Visualizing projects in the HoloLens and other augmented reality platforms is becoming increasingly important in our industry,” said Adam Chernick, associate, interactive visualization at SHoP Architects. “Unity Reflect is great because it gives design teams the ability to make changes and see those reflected instantly onsite in AR.”

Unity Reflect is currently available in limited private release and will be generally available in fall 2019.

You can check out an instructional demo of the product at two upcoming events: the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas, June 6–8, and AU London 2019, June 17–19. If you’ll be there, book an appointment with our onsite AEC teams at A’19 and AU London.”

Unity Reflect: BIM to real-time 3D in one click for better design decisions