Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY – 17 October 2022: Online meetings have become a crucial aspect of our everyday lives in recent years, whether in our professional lives or in our leisure time. In a corporate setting, video conferencing is a great way for teams to connect and collaborate – either as a meeting or as an informal exchange of ideas. Virtual meetings are the modern form of online meetings However, several components are still missing from a holistic meeting experience. For example, the common room or place where all participants gather is missing. Equally missing is the realistic experience with the respective product or project that is to be presented or discussed. The solution to this is a virtual meeting. Such an online meeting takes place in a virtual 3D environment. Just as with video conferences, participants can dial in with their PCs, tablets or smartphones.
Those who already own VR glasses experience the meeting in an extremely realistic way. In the virtual meeting itself, you see the other participants in the form of avatars. It is also possible to talk to all participants, for example to discuss the important points of the meeting. The special thing about a virtual meeting is the virtual environment, which can be freely designed from meeting to meeting. For example, the virtual meeting participants can then meet in a factory, plant or building that at that time only exists in the form of 3D CAD data. Of course, this can also be a virtual meeting room or even a showroom for the company’s own products. Innovative virtual meetings are already a reality i4 MEETING is a platform for virtual meetings. With it, the virtual meeting has been reinvented because the platform brings all meeting participants together in a virtual 3D environment. Through the available clients, each participant chooses the level of immersion that suits them.
With a PC, tablet or smartphone, one can immerse oneself in a virtual meeting from one’s screen. With VR glasses, the participant achieves the highest level of immersion within the virtual meeting environment. The moderator has the option of customising the virtual experience with their own 3D models and changing the meeting room or letting the participants immerse themselves directly in the 3D design data. Industrial Virtual Meetings When designing and developing the innovative i4 MEETING virtual meeting solution, the requirements of industry were always foremost in mind. Right from the start, the solution was tested with different models from mechanical and plant engineering. This means that 3D models from different CAD systems can now be viewed together from different locations and large objects such as factories, buildings or plants can be visited virtually. Experience i4 MEETING for yourself now The possibilities for creating innovative meeting experiences with i4 MEETING are almost limitless. If you would like to experience a virtual meeting with i4 MEETING yourself, several trial meetings with different virtual worlds are available. For trial purposes, users can immerse themselves in virtual worlds with complete factories, plants or buildings. If required, the manufacturer provides interested parties with their own virtual world for trial purposes with their own 3D models.
Already during the design of a project, virtual meetings can be used by project teams to dive into the 3D design and experience it realistically. In this way, problems can be identified and resolved much earlier. Try a virtual meeting live now >> About CAD Schroer CAD Schroer is a global software development company and provider of digitalisation and engineering software solutions, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and process engineering, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.
CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on M4 DRAFTING, M4 PLANT, M4 ISO and M4 P&ID FX to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer’s product portfolio also includes solutions such as i4 AUGMENTED REVIEW, i4 AUGMENTED CATALOG and i4 VIRTUAL REVIEW, which enable CAD data to be used directly in augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality. In addition, CAD Schroer works closely with its customers to create custom AR/VR or IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. CAD Schroer emphasizes close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.