Unity Reflect Develop

Build your own custom applications to address any problem across the entire building and infrastructure lifecycle for internal or commercial deployment.

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Enable your developers and engineers to create

Every company has different needs, but existing AEC solutions don’t fit every workflow. With Unity Reflect Develop, you can build your own comprehensive custom solution to address any problem across the building and infrastructure lifecycle, such as digital twins, construction sequencing, BIM coordination, and safety training, to name a few.

How it works

Unity Reflect Develop provides you with an SDK to create custom applications and accelerate development, save money, and scale your distribution. This includes APIs for creating custom plug-ins, importing BIM data in the Unity Editor, streaming BIM data into a runtime app, and a fully open-sourced reference app.

Key benefits

Enable 3D to 7D BIM

Import data from popular design tool file formats – such as Autodesk Revit, BIM 360, Navisworks, Rhino, and SketchUp – to enable 3D to 7D BIM use cases.

Load large models

Import and load large, detailed models on any screen size by streaming models progressively based on object priority.

Built to scale

Scale success across all your projects. Instead of bespoke projects, Unity Reflect Develop enables you to build repeatable solutions that can be deployed to any current project, small or large.

Any platform, anywhere

Connect stakeholders wherever they are on-premise or in the cloud by deploying custom applications on any device or platform, including VR, AR, iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

Accelerate development

No need to start from scratch. We provide a set of APIs, samples, and a baseline project to create custom applications that are decoupled from the data. When you build your app, it can be deployed anywhere – it’s not tied to a specific project.

Generate recurring revenue

Create recurring revenue beyond the initial project engagement or maximize revenue margins with training and support services.

Adam Chernick, R&D Lead for AR & VR, SHoP Architects

“The time it takes to create real-time experiences from a BIM model has historically not been swift. With Unity Reflect, it’s easy for any architect or designer to move a BIM model and data into Unity. This is a game-changer for our industry.”

Adam Chernick, R&D Lead for AR & VR, SHoP Architects

Learn more

The evolution of Unity Reflect

Learn how Unity Reflect Develop can enable better communication and facilitate faster, more impactful decision-making.

Connecting design and construction

Read about how SHoP Architects accelerates communication in the office and at the job site with real-time BIM experiences in AR and VR.

How Unity Reflect Develop reimagined a skyline

In just four weeks, Valerio Dewalt Train created a 1:1 scale on-site augmented reality (AR) application to showcase a 36-story skyline-altering tower before it was built.

Frequently asked questions

What if I’m already a Unity Reflect customer?

For current customers, your existing Unity Reflect license will work with both Unity Reflect Develop and Unity Reflect Review for the duration of your contract term. At the end of your contract term, you will have the choice to renew as either Reflect Review or Reflect Develop.

Do I need the Unity Editor to use Unity Reflect Develop?

Yes, in order to build custom applications, the Unity Editor is required.

Which versions of Revit does Unity Reflect Develop support?

It supports the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 releases of Revit.

Which versions of Navisworks does Unity Reflect Develop support?

It supports the 2019, 2020, and 2021 releases of Navisworks.

Which versions of SketchUp does Unity Reflect Develop support?

It supports the 2019 and 2020 release of SketchUp.

Which versions of Rhino does Unity Reflect Develop support?

It supports version 6 of Rhino.

Which releases of the Unity Editor are compatible with Unity Reflect Develop?

Unity Reflect supports all releases of Unity and will always support the latest release of Unity.

Are there fees associated with commercially distributing a custom Unity Reflect Develop application?

Yes, please speak with a sales representative to learn more.

Is Unity Reflect Develop a cloud-based product?

You can use Unity Reflect Develop on-premise or through cloud hosting.

What’s on the roadmap for Unity Reflect?

Visit our public roadmap here. We’d love to hear your feedback.

How do I contact Unity with additional questions?

You can contact us here and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.

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