Based on the long series of entertainment-focused partnerships released over the past weeks and months, a new, enterprise-focused Magic Leap app has emerged in the form of Onshape. Founded on Wednesday, the Massachusetts-based company unveiled its partnership with Magic Leap and delivers an app that allows multiple Magic Leap One users to collaborate on 3D product designs.
"This is far more powerful and effective than just displaying static, finished designs The real-time collaboration tools of our state-of-the-art CAD system, even team members in different parts of the world, immediately see each other's updates," explains Jon Hirschick, Onshape CEO.
"Onshape's cloud CAD system, with its comprehensive, immersive view of Magic Leap, will one day become as natural as the development of laptops, phones, and tablets. We pride ourselves on being ahead of our time Give developers access to the latest tools they can not find anywhere else These are tools that help them push their creative boundaries and ultimately develop better products. "
I had the opportunity to test the app on Tuesday, and it lives up to the company's promise. In one room, I and three other users (the company says more than a few users can see the model at the same time) were able to move, mirror, and resize a 3D model of a machine part. In addition, we could scribble all the notes and symbols throughout the 3D part, with each user's notes being represented by a different color.
When users make changes to a model or add notes, they are changes permanently and the app saves them all in the cloud for later use.
"Together with our other development partners, Onshape is helping us discover new applications and markets for Magic Leap One," said Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap. "I look forward to helping them continue to change the world of design and manufacturing."
Although the company told me that this is just an early version of the product, with more robust updates, it's still a powerful tool that could benefit many industrial design and enterprise customers. It's also a much-needed entry into the Enterprise space, with headsets like the HoloLens and, more recently, the Meta 2 gradually taking over.
While Magic Leap's entertainment-oriented titles are more exciting for the consumer, the company will need to engage more companies like Onshape and convince corporate customers (where most of the money in AR seems to be lately) that the Magic Leap One is a viable player for Enterprise AR World.