Unity Technologies Announces Unity Reflect – First of Its Kind Product Enables Real-Time BIM Collaboration on Any Device With One Click

Unity Reflect will save customers time and money by giving AEC
professionals the ability to export BIM data natively from Autodesk’s
Revit and expanding collaborative real-time 3D experiences on any device

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unity Technologies (https://unity.com),
creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development
platform, today announced Unity Reflect: a new product which will enable
Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals to unlock
the value of BIM data by putting it directly in the hands of any user
and on any device. Unity Reflect makes real-time data visualization and
data collaboration possible with a Revit plug-in that exports BIM and
CAD data in just one click. With Unity Reflect, design changes made in
Revit will automatically sync across any device in real-time from mobile
to desktop to virtual reality (VR) to augmented reality (AR). Unity
Reflect will give everyone working in the AEC industry the power to see
everything in context and quickly make changes, which improves
collaboration and reduces costly mistakes. Available in fall 2019,
customers can receive updates on Unity Reflect by signing up here.

“Unity’s real-time 3D technology provides value at every stage of the
design, build and operate lifecycle for buildings and infrastructure,”
said John Riccitiello, Chief Executive Officer, Unity Technologies.
“Together with Autodesk, we are unlocking the value of BIM data by
putting it directly in the hands of any AEC professional to explore
design options, solve complex engineering issues, and accelerate
construction projects through real-time immersive experiences.”

As project timelines become tighter, it becomes imperative for project
stakeholders across the AEC industry to collaborate effectively and make
design iterations quickly. Unity Reflect will solve this hard problem by
creating an interactive 3D experience that is live-linked to the
original design application. When changes are made in Revit, such as
relocating a door, adding windows or adjusting materials, it will be
automatically reflected in Unity Reflect in real-time. Unity Reflect
will also enable access of interactive 3D experiences across 25+
platforms from anywhere in the world – collaborators won’t need to be in
the same room – or on the same device – to make real-time changes.

“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.”

The integration of Revit is part of a broader collaboration between Unity
and Autodesk
to ensure full data interoperability between many
Autodesk products and Unity. Through this collaboration, Unity and
Autodesk are empowering AEC professionals to spend less time translating
data and figuring out how to make tools work together and make smarter
design decisions. In addition to out of the box support for Autodesk’s
Revit, Unity has developed a series of API’s that will allow other
applications to publish and sync to the Reflect framework.

Unity exists to empower the success of the world’s creators with the
most accessible and powerful real-time 3D development platform. Unity’s
revolutionary tools enable creators from a diverse range of industries
to build high-performance, high-fidelity experiences, all in real-time.
The company’s technology is used by more than half of the top 50 AEC
companies and the top 10 best-selling automotive brands. Learn more
about Unity
Reflect
.

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D
development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to
create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. The company’s
1,000 person development team keeps Unity at the bleeding-edge of
technology by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Magic
Leap, Oculus and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest
releases and platforms. Games and experiences made with Unity have
reached ~3 billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 28
billion times in the last 12 months. Unity’s renowned flexibility gives
developers the power to target and optimize their creations for 25+
platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Gameroom (Facebook),
SteamVR (PC & Mac), Oculus, PSVR, Gear VR, HoloLens, ARKit (Apple),
ARCore (Google) and more. Unity also offers solutions and services for
connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity
Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and
Unity Certification. For more information, visit www.unity.com
and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to https://unity.com/madewith.

Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk,
Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product
names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

Contacts

Matias Cavallin
Unity PR
matias@unity3d.com
323-715-0020

Author: dmnnewswire