Archi VR allows you to augment your captured spaces in a variety of ways. Add custom markers like arrows and text using the built-in user-generated content tools. Import 3D models from downloadable catalogs. Make your room scan even more detailed by marking the location of interiors and equipment such as furniture or machinery. And finally, take it even further with app extensions for AR services, workflows, and curated AR presentations.
An augmented room
Once a room is captured, users can easily add their own virtual content right from their mobile devices. This allows users to create persistent, location-specific information that the user or other collaborators can revisit or edit later.
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Types of spot markers
Mark a spot at floor or wall
Select a spot marker type
Two types of text panels: normal and inverse
Edit rich text of panel
Types of route items
Capture route on floor or wall
Select route type
Color-coding and types of zones
Capture a square zone
Interactive capturing of zone
Visualization of zone in AR
Capture a free-form zone
Visualization of a L-shaped zone
|Real 3D Object
A real object captured by its bounding box (defined by the object's footprint area and its height).
|Virtual 3D Catalog Item
A virtual object added from a 3D catalog. See Use Catalog Objects
Capture bounding-box of real object and place virtual 3D object
Capture a free-standing object
Capture object at wall
Filter and search in catalog
Catalog of 3D models
|Picture from local photo roll
Select a picture from photo roll on your local device
|Remote image or video
Enter a Web URL to an image or video
Select image from photo roll
|Single Finger Tap||Trigger link if item is enhanced and pulsating.|
|Single Finger Long Touch||Touch long to open a popup window for options.|
|Single Finger Dragging||Touch and drag an item to change position on the floor.|
|Two Finger Up&Down Dragging||Touch and drag an item to change its height from the floor.|
|Two Finger Rotating||Touch and rotate an item around its up axis.|
Touch gestures to modify AR items
Always orient towards user (only for Spot and Panel items)
disable moving and rotating the item
enable moving and rotating the item
Popup menu to edit AR item
open XYZ pad as overlay control
open WxHxD pad as overlay control (to resize width, heigth, and depth)
XYZ pad control
WxHxD pad control
Add a simple single line text message.
Add a rich-formated multi-line text.
Add an image from your Photo roll.
Record an audio message.
Select a Web page that will be linked to the AR item.
Editors and views of enhanced AR items
Captured room as AR, as 3D, as 2D floor plan, with attached camera snapshot, and its meta data
App Extensions in Defaults
Universal Links allow users to seamlessly follow links either inside the mobile app or on a website. If a Universal Link is visited on an iOS device it can directly be shown in ARchi VR by the "OPEN" button. Even if ARchi VR is not yet installed, the user may install and open the app from within the Safari Web browser.Using Universal Links you have great flexibility to distribute your App Extension:
Accept App extension
ARchi VR App Extensions are technically based on "declarative AR". Instead of using a programming or scripting language to develop an extension by an algorithm that specifies HOW it should work, the "decalarative" approach is focused on specifying WHAT should be done with which object. The declarations of ARchi VR App Extensions are stored in JSON data structures and do not include conventional program code.Technical Documentation on how to develop App Extensions and how to create curated AR content for the ARchi VR App.
List of installed App extensions
Details of an App extension
List of promoted App extensions
A service extension facilitates adding interactive or animated items to the AR scene. A service can be selected by the user during an AR session by wiping the gear wheel from right to left. A service selector will appear that lists all installed AR services. Select a service for starting its execution.Example of a Service extension: Another example of a Service extension:
A workflow can be manually or conditionally triggered after saving an AR space. You may manually start a workflow in the Meta Data view by tapping the "Workflows..." button and selecting a workflow from the popup menu. A workflow typically sends data to a Web service and returns a link to a document that is added as attachment to the space. This document can be viewed by selecting the "Attachments" button (just above the "Workflows..." button).The result of a workflow could for example present:
|Export 2D plan to iCloud Drive
Save floor plan as 2D SVG file
|Export 3D model to iCloud Drive
Save 3D OBJ and MTL (Wavefront) files
Result of exporting 3D model of a captured room as OBJ/MTL
|Create 3D plan as IFC/BIM file|
Save Building Information Model (BIM) as IFC file attachment
Manually trigger a workflow
An attachment as a result of a workflow
An AR presentation is a set of curated webpages and AR sessions. A user can open curated AR content using universal links provided by registered organizations.The ARchi VR app comes with a pre-installed AR Curation called "Welcome to ARchi VR":
Downloaded AR curations
HTML page of a curated AR
AR view started from HTML page
The Developer extension enables the creation and on-device testing of extensions via iCloud Drive without needing a Web server.Find more information in the Technical Documentation on how to develop App Extensions and how to create curated AR content for the ARchi VR App.