Software includes several visual improvements to enhance realism, as well as many other functional updates for co-ordination and 4D construction simulation.
Fuzor 2022, the latest release of the virtual design and construction (VDC) software from Kalloc Studios, has just launched.
The software includes several visual improvements to enhance realism, as well as many other functional updates for co-ordination and 4D construction simulation.
To boost visualisation on large projects, dirt maps can be used to add more realism, while ‘tile mitigations’ randomise repeated textures.
Shadows are also improved so they are now reflected on water and there’s a dust particle effect that adds realism when animating excavation using heavy machinery.
High resolution trees with multiple tree types help provide a more realistic backdrop to 4D simulations, while mixed renders can be used in detailed animations to highlight specific parts of the model while everything else is rendered in wireframe to give context.
Finally, Fuzor 2022 includes scrollable textures help show direction, such as entrance / exit signs or to give the effect of concrete being poured.
Beyond visualisation, Fuzor 2022 introduces weight and volume estimation to help determine the most efficient delivery and installation method and adds the ability to export schedule and BIM data to platforms like Power BI for further data analysis. The software also includes enhanced clash detection reports.
Other features include cranes that ‘auto-animate’ when grabbing and releasing objects; diagrams that automatically explode to better illustrate the relationship between components; and the ability to show different baselines in a 4D video to compare schedules and determine the best methodology.
Fuzor is multi-purpose VDC software which includes annotation and issue tracking; clash detection; point cloud support; design viz with animations, content library and physically based materials; 4D scheduling and construction simulation; support for Microsoft HoloLens; and multi-user VR collaboration. It has a bi-directional link to Revit, Archicad and others.