Gravity sketch launches collaborative tool to let remote teams design together in virtual reality





Gravity Sketch has easily been one of the breakthrough design tools of the last few years, allowing people to draw and model naturally, using their hands to create surfaces rather than commands and lines of code. The Virtual Reality CAD tool gives designers and creators the unique ability to design at scale, making life-size models and mockups of products that can be viewed and adjusted as you go, breaking the barriers of the computer screen and allowing people to actually (virtually) experience products at their real scale and even in their appropriate environment.

With the unprecedented shift towards remote working because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the team at Gravity Sketch has prioritized the deployment of their latest cloud collaboration feature. Available within the cloud-based product LandingPad, Gravity Sketch’s cloud collaboration feature (codenamed Co-Creation) allows designers, teams, studios, and clients to collectively visualize, ideate, and refine product ideas. Merely wearing the VR headset transports you into the virtual workspace, allowing wearers to use the remote controller to highlight parts of a design, make edits/suggestions, or leave feedback. The tool has been used in enterprises with large design teams (Ford, Nissan, Reebok), but given the current circumstances with most people working remotely, Gravity Sketch hopes the publicly available collaborative platform will help teams work better together from their remote workspaces. Through LandingPad, users can manage and review work seamlessly across all hardware platforms as well as via web browsers, which synchronizes files across teams with virtual reality headsets.

The video above demonstrates how Belgium-based Achilles Design has been using the Co-Creation collaborative feature to help designers collectively ideate and clients collectively visualize products, allowing for a seamless exchange of ideas and feedback. “Virtual reality in the business space has been a solo-experience for years. With Co-Creation, designers and clients can finally collaborate directly. The fact that I have been able to join clients in VR while working from home is unprecedented, both for them and for myself. Co-Creation is the most effective way of communicating spatial designs to all the stakeholders of a project”, says Lucas Van Dorpe, Industrial Designer at Achilles Design.

Gravity Sketch’s cloud-based collaboration platform is now available for free trials for 30 days.
Click Here to sign up for Beta Access!





Gravity Sketch’s cloud-based collaboration platform is now available for free trials for 30 days.
Click Here to sign up for Beta Access!