Most frequent questions and answers
What do I need to get started?
A good PC
Any VR ready graphics card: for example NVidia Quadro P4000,P5000 or P6000, or GeForce GTX 1080 or Titan
A VR headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, any Windows Mixed Reality HMD
or a VR system like a VR Wall, Cave…
Do I need a CAD software (Catia, Solidworks, Siemens NX…) installed?
No, Improov works as a standalone application.
Is Improov easy to operate?
Yes, really easy:
Create a new meeting
Import your native 3D file
Go in the “VR” menu and select “run in VR”
Here you go, you are in VR with your model!
Make sure to check the tutorials.
What are the main features?
Load 3D models
Load native CAD data (Catia, Solidworks, PTC Creo, Siemens NX, Inventor)
Visualize at real scale
Select and manipulate individual parts
Points of interest
3D measuring tools
Desktop application: VR is not required
Change the color of each part
What are the optional features?
What VR hardware does Improov support?
Oculus Rift (DK1, DK2, CV1)
Windows Mixed Reality HMDs
What is the recommended hardware and software configuration?
Windows 7, 8 or 10
16 GB of RAM minimum
A “VR ready” graphic card
– Nvidia quadro K5000, K6000, M5000, M6000, P5000, P6000
– Nvidia GTX970 or 980 or 1070 or 1080
Is Improov compatible with CAVEs or clustered VR systems?
Do I need a VR system to benefit from Improov?
No, you can use Improov with a regular computer with our desktop application.
Will you support new VR devices?
Of course! The most popular ones will be added as soon as they are going to be available.
Can I import CAD data?
Yes, you can open your native CAD files without any conversion.
Does Improov import native CAD structure?
Yes, with all the hierarchy and names.
Can I import different models at the same time?
Yes, you can import different file format in the same session.
Can I export my 3D datas? Can I save the modifications I made during the work session?
You will soon be able to export in STEP.
Can I save a working session?
Yes, you can save the current scene for later use.
Can I protect my data?
Yes, you can create an encrypted archive containing your data.
Is it working on a local network?
Do I need to share my 3D files?
Currently you have to share the 3D model to all participants manually. The files need to be directly accessible by each PC (on the local hard-drive or a shared network folder).
We are working on an automatic solution, coming soon.
Do I need a fast internet connection for collaboration?
Since the 3D models have to be locally accessible by each user, the model is not streamed over the internet. The only information that are shared are the synchronization commands, so the bandwidth is really light. We are regularely doing demos over mobile network data.
Do you support cinematic constraints ?
Do you support textures ?
Textures are supported on certain file formats. Contact us to have the most up to date list.
How many users can collaborate at the same time?
We have tested up to ten users at the same time, but it probably works with more.
Can I protect my session?
Yes, you can protect your session by using a password.
Can I have collaboration between an HMD a CAVE and a desktop application?
Yes, you can collaborate with any kind of VR system at the same time, but also with the desktop windows application.
Do you have support or maintenance fees?
Yes but only if you buy the license. This gives you access to our support web platform and software updates.
If you rent (SaaS) the license, the support/maintenance fees are already included in the pricing.
Can I have floating licenses?
Yes, as an option, dongle or network server.
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