Visualize Scaffolding with Augmented Reality

Augmented reality in Avontus Scaffold Viewer.

Scaffold Viewer® is a desktop and mobile application that helps you design complete and accurate scaffolds. Aside from 3D and virtual reality (VR), you can now view your designs with augmented reality (AR). If this is your first time using Scaffold Viewer, read more below about how to setup the application, upload your custom designs and navigate scaffolding in AR from any mobile device.

1. Install Scaffold Viewer

2. Setup a Scaffold Viewer Account

3. Login to Scaffold Viewer on Desktop

4. Install Scaffold Viewer on a Mobile Device

5. Upload a Scaffold Model

6. Navigate a Scaffold Model in AR


If your team is already using Scaffold Viewer, skip to Navigate a Scaffold Model in AR to read more about how to use this new feature.

Install Scaffold Viewer


Scaffold Viewer is only available for Windows 7+ and requires the .NET Framework. To install Scaffold Viewer, follow the instructions below:

1. Visit www.scaffoldvr.com where you will find a free download for Scaffold Viewer.

Download Scaffold Viewer Desktop for free by visiting the link.

2. Click Install Scaffold Viewer.
Note: If you need to install .NET Framework, then select ‘Click Here to Install’

Click "Install Scaffold Viewer".

3. Click Save File and when the application installer is done downloading, double-click the Scaffold Viewer Installer Icon to launch installation.

Save the file to your computer, then double-click the Scaffold Viewer Installer icon to launch the installation.

Setup a Scaffold Viewer Account


1. To setup your Scaffold Viewer account, start by launching the application from your desktop computer. Select Create Account underneath the login and fill out the information for NameEmail and Password.

In Avontus Viewer, you'll find the "Create Account" button underneath the login fields.

2. Agree to the Terms & Conditions and select the checkmark in bottom lefthand corner to complete the setup process.

On the "Create Account" window, agree to the Terms & Conditions by checking the box.

You will receive an email confirming your setup and then you can get started with your new account.

Login to Scaffold Viewer on Desktop


You can launch Scaffold Viewer for Desktop by either clicking on the desktop icon or by selecting the Scaffold Viewer icon in the Model tab of the 3D view window in Scaffold Designer®.

1. To launch from the Scaffold Viewer, first start by launching Scaffold Designer and opening an existing drawing that you’d like to view with Scaffold Viewer. Select the Model tab in the 3D view window and select the Scaffold Viewer icon.

Launch Avontus Designer, open a drawing, select the Model tab in the 3D view window and select the Avontus Viewer icon.

2. Scaffold Viewer will automatically launch. Enter your credentials, including your email address and password.

Enter your email address and password under the "Log In" section.

Install & Login to Scaffold Viewer on a Mobile Device


Now that you a Scaffold Viewer for desktop, we’ll walk you through the process of installing the application on your mobile device where you’ll be able to navigate scaffolding in AR.

1. Download Scaffold Viewer from the iTunes Store or from Apple Play.

Download the Scaffold Viewer application on the App Store or Google Play Store.

2. Tap on the Scaffold Viewer app icon from your home screen to launch the application. Enter your email address, password and agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Launch Scaffold Viewer from your home screen, enter your credentials, and agree to the terms and conditions.

Upload a Scaffold Model


With Scaffold Viewer installed on both devices, now it’s time to upload a scaffold model from Scaffold Designer.

1. Launch the drawing that you’d to upload with Scaffold Designer.

Screenshot of a scaffolding drawing in Avontus Designer.

2. Navigate to the Model tab and select the Scaffold Viewer icon.

Screenshot showing the Scaffold Viewer icon under the Model tab.

3. Simply select the upload button in the lower right-hand corner after Scaffold Viewer launches.

Screenshot of the upload button in Scaffold Viewer.

Navigating a Scaffold Model in AR


1. To navigate through your scaffold in AR, start by launching Scaffold Viewer from a mobile device. Locate and tap on the drawing that you’d like to view in AR. Start by selecting Ground Plane AR and then select AR.

Avontus Viewer on a mobile device showing a scaffolding drawing with the option to select AR mode.

2. Point your device toward an indoor or outdoor horizontal surface, like a tabletop or installation site and Tap the Screen to see your drawing in AR. To make it easier to place your scaffold model, we’ll be sending existing customers a Scaffold Viewer Target Coast and you can download and print a Scaffold Viewer Target for your team. 

3D drawing in augmented reality as seen through Scaffold Viewer.
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