The 'ICE 3D' Software Helps Clients Explore Construction Projects

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 20, 2016
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'DIRRT' recently designed a proprietary software called 'ICE 3D' that uses VR technology to help clients get a better idea of what a new building will look like before construction has begun. While VR is already being used for a wide variety of applications, this software demonstrates how the technology may soon change the face of architecture.

ICE 3D is a new type of architectural design software that is compatible with the Oculus headset. Using the software, clients can virtually walk through a future space and see exactly what the final project will look like. The simulation also gives clients the power to swap certain materials or change dimensions to better suit their preferences. The cost of these changes is then calculated in real time to help clients stay on budget.

Not only does the technology give clients a better understanding of what they are building, but it may also eliminate any design misinterpretations that could waste precious funds and materials.