Unity and PiXYZ teamed up to bring a solution that makes creating real-time interactive and virtual experiences based on CAD data faster and easier.
Unity and PiXYZ teamed up to bring a solution that makes creating real-time interactive and virtual experiences based on CAD data faster and easier. Developers face different challenges, especially if there is a need to prepare or import large CAD assemblies for real-time development. The two teams have found a way to easily import and optimize CAD data for creating real-time experiences in Unity.
With PiXYZ, we’re bringing you a way to work with large-scale CAD assemblies in Unity, whether you are an enterprise managing large volumes of data or individual professional developing projects in Unity. Let’s take a look at how PiXYZ’s products fit these different needs.
One thing all PiXYZ products share is a high-performance core that combines fast processing speed, the ability to handle massive assemblies, and the ability to use data from virtually any common design system. Whether you’re working with a complete automotive powertrain assembly in NX, a large architectural curtain wall in CATIA, or manufacturing equipment in Inventor, Unity with PiXYZ has you covered.
PiXYZ Plugin adds a menu option in the Unity editor that allows you to directly import CAD models into your project. The Plugin provides a set of dialog controls to scale, orient, repair (stitch), and tessellate your CAD model, and includes options to map UVs, control how design hierarchy is imported, and generate LODs. In addition, the Plugin has a secret superpower – the ability to directly import CAD data into a Windows runtime! Using the Plugin, you can publish a runtime executable from your project, and the end user can trigger the import of new CAD data. This is especially valuable when working with constantly-changing CAD data, providing an immediate update without the need to rebuild a project or create asset bundles.
PiXYZ Review and Review Premium provide an alternative to interacting with CAD data without the need to build a project at all. With Review, you can quickly open a native CAD file and interact with it using intuitive methods such as dynamic cutting planes, assembly exploding, interactive 3D measurement, and access to PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) data. The review also enables remote collaboration among multiple participants using different device types in different locations. With Review Premium, you can also use VR and AR devices for immersive collaboration.
PiXYZ Review provides real-time interactive collaboration for designers and engineers everywhere.
PiXYZ Studio and Studio Editor provide powerful and customizable CAD import and data preparation for the desktop. These products provide additional controls beyond those available in the Plugin and add tools for model simplification, hidden geometry removal, fixing flipped normals, and interactive modification. With Studio Editor, you can create Python scripts that allow powerful automated processing based upon geometry characteristics or design metadata.
With PiXYZ Studio you can quickly prepare your product design data for creating real-time experiences.
PiXYZ Studio can prepare manufacturing CAD data for real-time experience and exploration.
PiXYZ Pipeline and Connect enable you to move your process into the datacenter. Pipeline provides all the power of Studio, with the ability to run automated batch processes on your on-premise servers or private cloud instances. If you need to process large volumes of data, you can add additional servers to scale to the capacity you need. With PiXYZ Connect, you can harness the power of multiple Pipeline servers to provide CAD import and data prep as a private web service within your company’s security perimeter.
You can learn more about the latest Unity initiative here.