Simonson Design Studios/Lab has partnered with Velux and Hines Lumber to offer complimentary sunlight studies to 12 qualifing builders or architects in the Chicago Metro.. No strings attached. Call me to talk about your project and to get started.
Wow. We can/will provide this with every BIMx File we send out. I've seen our VR Cardboard. It is good (great for quick, easy VR). Definitely not as good as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift but really easy and everyone can have VR anywhere.
From Wired Magazine:
VR Is Totally Changing How Architects Dream Up Buildings
Two headsets for Virtual Reality. Both work well and both are fully compatible with any designs we produce. But they are not the same and they have different system requirements (see below).
If you are working at one of our studios (Chicago, Minneapolis, Fargo, ND, Grand Forks, ND) then we take care of everything. If you are working virtually with us on your home design then we take care of ALMOST everything. But your system has to be able to handle either Oculus of Vive. And you need a headset. But you only need worry about this if you want to se your house design fully-immersed in VR. You don't HAVE to, but it's amazing and very useful for understanding your plan in ways you simply can not with any other tool.
Not a toy, a state-of-the-art design tool.
You can use VR for... a lot! go here to start to learn about VR. And remember, we have Zak to help you every step of the way (see post below).
Virtual Reality for beginners:
Where to buy:
For Oculus systems and requirements:
For HTC Vive systems and requirements:
Fully set up in Chicago now! Doug Jones at Hines Supply has let us train Keith Penkaty to connect you with our design team from their lumber yard in Hampshire. You can see al our technology, meet virtually with our team, start working on your plans, use the virtual reality, make changed with us on your plans an show your clients something they have probably never seen before in house design.
Call me and I will line it up
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It takes some work But, it pays big dividends in the end. We have been perfecting virtual teams for a long time--and we'll be perfecting it for a lot longer. We'll never get tere because it's always changing, so, so are we.
Right now we use some expected tools to work with you and our team members around the country and around the world: Skype, Slack, and e-mail. But we are currently adding two more: Bluebeam and Revizto.
Your probably already family with Bluebeam and if you are using it, we're ready to go. Here is a little video on the basics if you are not sure what it is. It only scratches the surface. PDFs and Bluebeam
Revizto is a little less well known but it is fantastic. Here is a quick intro. What is Revizto?
Which is better? We don't know (actually everyone in our team knows, we just can't agree!). So we use both
But here is the key: Zak, our Technology Integration Specialist, is available full time (he never sleeps) to work with you during any meeting with us to make it all work. Our goal is to make remote meetings MORE productive than the face-to-face meetings you are having now. Seriously.
Simonson Design L:ab is the premier support service for builders, designers, and architects in the world. Marketing hype? You tell me. Because we are what we say we are because we will be what you need us to be.
What services do you want? What combination? What style of work do you need? What work-flow? We're the best because we know that to be the best means different things to each of you... and so you tell us what the best is and we will do it if we can (profitably). Yes, we're in it to make a living too. But, we want to make that living by providing you what you need. If that's insight on different methods of VR, we'll give you those insight. However, if being the best is doing your work exactly as you tell us to, then that is what we will do.