With iQ3Connect 2024.1, immersive (XR) training and collaboration has never been more accessible. Training experiences and collaborative workspaces can be joined from any VR, AR, PC, tablet, or mobile device. Instantly transition between classroom VR training and AR work instructions with the click of a button. Lead on-site AR design reviews with remote participants seamlessly joining by laptop or VR headset. And now that we support .JT files, bringing your 3D models into XR has never been simpler. Below are some additional details on the new features in iQ3Connect 2024.1.
- Augmented Reality – All capabilities of iQ3Connect are now fully supported in augmented reality, including tablet AR, optical/see-through AR, and passthrough AR. Seamlessly switch between 2D-mode and AR-mode (and even VR-mode with supported devices) and collaborate with other users in a 3D virtual environment. AR users can use controllers or take advantage of hand tracking and hand gestures to control and engage with the virtual environment.
- JT Integration – .JT files are now fully supported in iQ3Connect.
Device-Agnostic Text Positioning in Training Modules – Displaying on-screen text in a training module has been drastically simplified and is automatically adapted for different end-user devices and screen sizes, ensuring that on screen text positioned in the upper right corner or bottom center during the authoring process, for example, will appear in that same position regardless of the end-user’s screen size. Additionally, text box behavior can be customized for immersive vs. flat screen end-users, ensuring an optimal experience for any device.
Enhanced Information Tag Control – Information tags can now be controlled individually from the Model Tree in the 2D menu.
- Clip Plane Object Outline (beta) – To help users better differentiate between objects when using the clip plane feature, individual volumes can now be outlined during clip plan operations. As this feature is currently in beta, it is currently available under the Experimental Features menu > Clipping Outline.
Feature Spotlight: Augmented Reality
See how easy it easy to join a collaborative workspace or training experience in augmented reality. On your AR device (or really any VR, AR, PC, tablet, or mobile device) open a web browser and navigate to:
You can also join from your current device by clicking on one of the images below.
Note: the collaborative workspace example is an open, public, multi-user workspace. iQ3Connect makes regular attempts to reset the workspace content but cannot guarantee that the content will be in perfect order nor that all capabilities will be available if others users are active in the workspace.