Root Solutions, a leading PTC reseller, has launched a mobile app that showcases some of its real customer applications for Augmented Reality.
Available for Apple iOS, the app offers a number of PTC Vuforia-based experiences that show how different businesses have harnessed AR to solve specific problems.
Users of the app will be able to view the very latest product offering from Warwick Acoustics into their own environment and explore the product in detail.
Customers Niftylift, the makers of mobile elevating work platforms, allow users to see if the product you have selected will actually reach the height you require by augmenting it into your location and allowing users to extend its reach.
Users can also see just how the top of the range Norton V4 SS motorcycle might look in their driveway with a stunning rendered augmented reality version of the bike.
“While we are all seeing a lot of vendors talking about AR, many companies struggle to see how it might be applied to their particular business, so we wanted to show some real examples of how AR is being used,” said Root Solutions technical director Michael Bird.
“The first examples we have released show that AR is an extremely powerful marketing tool bringing products to life in your own environment. We also showcase an experience which improves customer satisfaction by ensuring the correct product selection whilst differentiating the supplier from its competition.
“As the AR experience is usually based on 3D CAD data you can be visualising your product in a real environment before it even physically exists therefore accelerating your time to market.”
Bird added that because Vuforia is a standard part of Creo, users can be creating AR experiences with speed.
“If they want to get to the level of creating photorealistic or more complex AR experiences similar to the ones in our app, this is actually very cost effective,” he concluded.
The Root Solutions AR app will be updated regularly to include additional AR experiences, showcasing the myriad ways AR can be utilised within industry, using already available CAD data from the product development process.