06-29-2017 01:05 PM
06-29-2017 02:32 PM - edited 06-29-2017 02:35 PM
Welcome to VR We're all novices in the grand scheme of the platform so you're joining at a good time. I'd recommend taking a look at Mindesk. It requires Rhino but is the most full featured tool I can think of specifically for industrial CAD models and it will be seeing major updates soon. If you use Maya at all you can try Moculus but I have no firsthand experience with it. Aside from that, you can use either Unity or Unreal to view your models. If going the game engine route, I'd recommend Unreal since their built in VR template means that you should be able to walk around your models within 10 minutes without prior experience or investment. Getting your materials to work, as with any 3D workflow, will take a bit more time to get properly set up but only matter if materials are importnat to your work.
Technical Specialist; San Francisco, CA
06-30-2017 03:11 AM
My company is doing exactly that, creating tailor made solution for the industry in various working environment fields ( rotary/linear assembly machinary, training and simulations, architectural visualization, large scale project presentation, and so on ).
We solve most of the tech related issues due to CAD files, and we were able to have a fully interactive realtime assembly machine ( 50.000+ parts ) running at steady 90fps using the Vive.
I have a tech demo, but due to NDA I can't show it publicly, but If you're interested in this solutions feel free to contact me.