Visualize Scaffolding with Augmented Reality

Augmented reality in Avontus Scaffold Viewer.

Avontus 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 Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer

2. Setup a Avontus Viewer Account

3. Login to Avontus Viewer on Desktop

4. Install Avontus Viewer on a Mobile Device

5. Upload a Scaffold Model

6. Navigate a Scaffold Model in AR

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

Install Avontus Viewer

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

1. Visit where you will find a free download for Avontus Viewer.

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

3. Click Save File and when the application installer is done downloading, double-click the Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer Account

1. To setup your Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer on Desktop

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

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

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

2. Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer on a Mobile Device

Now that you a Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer from the iTunes Store or from Apple Play.

2. Tap on the Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer installed on both devices, now it’s time to upload a scaffold model from Avontus Designer.

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

Screenshot of a scaffolding drawing in Avontus Designer.

2. Navigate to the Model tab and select the Avontus 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 Avontus 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 Avontus 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 Avontus Viewer Target Coast and you can download and print a Avontus Viewer Target for your team. 

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