Gravity Sketch, a UK-based start-up, has introduced free trials of its VR remote collaboration tool. This software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution enables designers to omit the 2D design stage and build 3D models in VR that are transferrable to computer-aided design (CAD) programs.
With the increasing demand for remote working, Gravity Sketch has focused its development on a cloud-based collaboration platform along with a free 30-day trial of the feature. This newly developed LandingPad is the cloud-based product that supports the collaboration feature.
Using LandingPad, the users can handle and review work seamlessly across all hardware platforms as well as through a web browser that syncs files across teams with Gravity Sketch virtual reality headsets.
This service would be well suited for small to medium-sized design and engineering firms, enabling teams of up to eight people to create fully editable content in the same virtual environment, and to examine it together through discussions in the VR world, as well as notes and annotations.
Oluwaseyi Sosanya, CEO of Gravity Sketch, said, “Over the past few years, we have been growing our customer base with clients primarily in automotive, aerospace, and industrial design.” “We have learned a lot about various industrial design workflows while developing our cloud collaboration solution, which allows designers, engineers, and clients, to both design and review in the same shared virtual space,” he added.
Another advantage of Gravity Sketch’s virtual collaboration spaces is that it can be accessed from any location around the world, with cross-platform support for all VR headsets, and Oculus Quest.
Expressing himself, an industrial designer at Achilles Design, Lucas Van Dorpe, said, “Virtual reality in the business space has been a solo experience for years. With Co-Creation, designers and clients can finally collaborate directly.”
“The fact that I have been able to join clients in VR while working from home is unprecedented, both for them and for myself. Co-Creation is the most effective way of communicating spatial designs to all the stakeholders of a project. No other tool offers this level of immersion and understanding of 3D space.”
Since the release, Gravity Sketch has been working with multiple industrial design enterprises, which were or are still drastically hampered by the remote working, to test the newly launched feature during the pandemic.
Further to the release, the VR app has been made available across almost all platforms with all validated updates.