Onshape is partnering with Magic Leap on a new 3D product design app for its spatial computing universe. The CAD app will be developed for the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, a lightweight, wearable computer that allows digital content to step out of the screen and into the real world.
When wearing Magic Leap’s Lightwear headset, which allows users to see contextually aware digital objects in the real world, engineers will be able to bring life-size 3D CAD models into their physical surroundings and collaborate on design changes.
“We’re excited to bring the many benefits of modern CAD to engineers in the Magicverse,” says Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick. “For more than a half-century, CAD users were confined to working on a flat screen. The Magic Leap One will push product design into a whole new stratosphere.”
“Imagine your engineering team is reviewing the latest design for a race car. With the ML One, they will be able to put that car right on the conference table, go under the hood and examine the engine block. They can then levitate the car above their heads and check out the exhaust system,” he says.
“The spatial computing universe has the potential to transform every industry,” says Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz. “Along with our other development partners, Onshape is helping us discover new applications and markets for Magic Leap One. I look forward to helping them continue to shake up the world of design and manufacturing.”
“The new Onshape app will support live 3D editing of CAD models, with design changes updated in real time through the Magic Leap device,” notes Hirschtick.“This is far more powerful and impactful than being able to merely view static, already-completed designs. And using our modern CAD system’s real-time collaboration tools, even team members based in different parts of the world will instantly see each other’s updates.”
“Offering Onshape’s cloud CAD system through the rich, immersive view of Magic Leap will one day seem as natural as designing on laptops, phones and tablets,” he adds. “We’re proud to be ahead of the curve by giving engineers access to the latest tools they can’t find anywhere else, tools that will help them push their creative limits, and ultimately design better products.”