Despite the funding difficulties that forced Meta to temporarily drop employees in September, the Augmented Reality headset maker reminds companies that it remains a viable option for visualizing and working with 3D design models.
Earlier this month, Meta's lead system administrator Amar Abdelli released a video with four reviews of Meta-2 users who have benefited from Meta Viewer. This app allows designers and decision makers to view 3D CAD models in augmented reality while working with a colleague remotely.
One user, the power tool maker Stanley Black and Decker, has the Meta 2 and Meta Use Viewer to save time when 3D virtual models need to be shared instead of preparing physical models.
"Our team, we are storytellers, we must be able to articulate a vision to our customers and often this vision has never been seen before," said Harry Zhong, technical director at Stanley Black and Decker. "What's really cool about what Meta is doing is shorthanding the process of turning a CAD model into a VR or AR-ready model."
Another user accustomed to using SolidWorks 3D CAD Working with software that supported Meta in February has found that the Meta-2 computing environment is the superior method for product design
"I thought the learning curve in using the interface was very fast Product ideas communicate very well, "said Elise Moss, Senior Mechanical Engineer in Silicon Valley. "This would shorten the product cycle time of your product."
Meanwhile at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a company that has scientific equipment between 10,000 and a half million Dollars or more per device, Meta 2 facilitates remote sales team training and demos for potential customers.
The graphical capabilities of Meta are unparalleled. It's at least as good, if not better, than what you see in virtual reality, and it's in its natural state, "said Jakrey Myers, senior digital project manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific." About 20% of all demos, which need to be performed could be replaced by a physical / virtual combination – in this case immediate sale. "