Create Your Apple Vision Pro Spatial Scenarios without Programming! DataMesh Director is Now Available on the AVP Store

– Are you a creator who feels envious of all kinds of cool apps on Apple Vision Pro, and wants to bring your own ideas to life, but finds programming is really a headache–?

– Are you a developer who is tired and dizzy with modifying the program written in Unity 3D or Swift due to the daily changing customer requirements of Apple Vision Pro app design?

– Are you a head of an innovation center who is frustrated with describing your spatial computing ideas in words, but your vendor just cannot understand? You want to immediately make a prototype and put it into his headset, and tell him: look, that’s what I mean.

Then you’ve come to the right place. Now explore DataMesh Director’s newly released Vision Pro version.

Just search DataMesh in your Vision Pro store and download the app DataMesh One, you can quickly design ideas with zero-code drag and drop in DataMesh Studio downloaded from PC and MAC stores, import your 3D materials, quickly design spatial scenarios, and publish them into your Apple Vision Pro with one click. No need to know Swift or Unity 3D, no need to go through the pitfalls of Vision Pro application development from scratch, you can easily realize your spatial computing ideas.

What Is DataMesh Director?

After six years of development, the award-winning DataMesh Director is now in version 6.2, which allows you to quickly design and create spatial scenarios without writing a single line of code. DataMesh Director’s spatial scenario is a kind of spatially based interactive storytelling, which has traditionally been used for teaching, training, marketing, and operational guidance. It allows you and your audience to experience different scenes in a shared mixed reality space. Now it’s also used by imaginative friends to edit funny plots and even design murder mystery games. If you’re already using Apple Vision Pro, why not try breaking the mold and pushing the limits?

Why Use DataMesh Director?

Here’re the benefits of using DataMesh Director:

Easy to use: you don’t need any programming skills, just drag, drop, place, edit and preview your spatial scenarios elements, including characters, props, sound effects, music, dialogue, actions, etc., in DataMesh Studio, just like creating a 3D PPT. Future versions will also support direct gesture editing in space, further liberating your creativity.

Rich and diverse: You can also import your own materials, such as images, videos, 3D models, etc., or select scenario materials from the resources and tools provided by DataMesh to make your spatial scenario more personalized and unique.

Efficient collaboration: You can collaborate with your team members to edit and produce the spatial scenario. You can also share and experience the spatial scenario with your audience in real time, and get their feedback and suggestions through the multiplayer mode to make your spatial scenario more perfect and exciting.

Cross-platform compatibility: You can use DataMesh Director on Apple Vision Pro, iPad, iPhone, ARCore-enabled Android phones, Snapdragon Spaces-enabled glasses. If you wish to make your own commercial application, you can also embed your scenario into your own app by DataMesh FactVerse SDK. Create your scenario once, play it anywhere, modify the content anytime, and never waste resources.

As we are still working hard to overcome the compatibility issues of different platforms and imperfections in the development toolchain, the following features are not yet available on the Vision Pro platform:

  • PDF files
  • Web tools
  • Advanced resources (SDK-based customization tools)
  • Special effects elements
  • Hot zones

Some known bugs – expected to be fixed in the coming months:

  • The virtual keyboard would sometimes fall to the ground
  • Some models have flickering issues
  • Transparent components of the model may appear unstable

Limitations & recommendations:

Due to the limited memory of Apple Vision Pro, it is recommended not to build too large scenarios (excessive model complexity), and the optimization service is still being adjusted.

How to Download and Use DataMesh Director?

DataMesh Director Vision Pro version is now available in the App Store. You can search for DataMesh One (client) in the Apple Vision Pro app store, and DataMesh Importer (resource import tool) and DataMesh Studio (design tool) in the PC/Mac app store to install, or just click to download: DataMesh Importer PC version; DataMesh Importer Mac version; DataMesh Studio PC version; DataMesh Studio Mac version.

You can apply for a trial account at www.datamesh.com. To purchase, please contact service@datamesh.com. Visit the official website of DataMesh for more information and support.

DataMesh Contributes to Success of SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

As the inaugural event of “Global Industrie,” one of Europe’s largest industrial trade fairs, held in Japan, the SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT is currently ongoing from today until the 15th at the Aichi Sky Expo in Aichi Prefecture. Aichi Prefecture Government, in collaboration with KDDI and DataMesh, has jointly created an immersive digital industrial landscape based on MR technology, integrating the concept of Industry 5.0 into the summit experience to promote the development of the next-generation industrial revolution and strengthen innovation exchange between Japan and Europe.

The summit aims to drive the development of Industry 5.0 and enhance innovation exchange between Japan and Europe. At the summit, a variety of interactive digital scenes deployed based on the DataMesh digital twin platform provide an engaging experience for participants. From introducing the cultural history and industrial evolution of Aichi Prefecture to guiding attendees through virtual routes between booths using avatars, and showcasing various 3D industrial machinery such as die-casting machines, large-scale industrial printers, and laser equipment through MR, DataMesh’s applications significantly enhance product displays and overall participant engagement. Additionally, DataMesh FactVerse, an industrial metaverse platform was also applied in virtual factory demonstrations, showcasing data-driven smart manufacturing scenarios in the Industry 5.0 era.

Industry 5.0 complements and enhances Industry 4.0, bringing value in several aspects:

  • More humane working environments: Industry 5.0 emphasizes human-machine collaboration, freeing humans from tedious, repetitive tasks to focus on more creative and valuable work, enhancing work experience and satisfaction.
  • Sustainable development: Industry 5.0 focuses on environmental protection and sustainable resource utilization, achieving the unity of economic and social benefits through the development of circular economy, reducing energy consumption, and waste emissions.
  • Enhanced enterprise resilience: Industry 5.0 helps enterprises improve their ability to respond to emergencies, enhance the resilience of supply chains and production systems, and address various risks and challenges.
  • Personalized customization: Industry 5.0 can meet consumer demand for personalized products through human-machine collaboration and intelligent technology, realizing flexible production and customized services.
  • Attracting and retaining talents: Industry 5.0 provides a more challenging and creative work environment, attracting and retaining high-quality talents, enhancing enterprise competitiveness.

Industry 5.0 provides a genuine opportunity for the manufacturing industry to re-industrialize production in a smart and responsible manner. As one of the leaders in technology innovation in manufacturing, construction, and other fields, DataMesh has long collaborated with leading enterprises and organizations such as Aichi Prefecture Government, KDDI, etc., dedicated to providing cutting-edge digital twin and mixed reality expertise and experience globally, rapidly building flexible, data-driven digital twin scenarios, and helping enterprises meet ecological and green development requirements.

Through the democratization of digital twin and XR technology, DataMesh has helped enterprises optimize operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve efficiency in fields such as manufacturing, AEC (Architectural Engineering and Construction), and facility equipment maintenance, significantly enhancing the capabilities of frontline workers and addressing social challenges such as declining birth rates and aging populations. DataMesh Director is widely deployed in Japanese manufacturing and construction fields, enabling frontline workers to easily create digital twin content and improve work efficiency, promote team communication and collaboration, and enhance the speed and quality of professional training. Furthermore, DataMesh Director plays an important role in after-sales services, providing high-quality after-sales services remotely through XR technology, breaking geographical constraints, and improving the employment environment.

The SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT, organized by GL events and co-sponsored by Aichi Prefecture Government, has attracted participation from hundreds of companies from 40+ countries worldwide and is expected to host over 15,000 attendees.

DataMesh is proud to have contributed to this event and welcomes industry professionals to visit Booth SD-02 in D-Hall to experience the Aichi Digital Island showcase and engage in interactive discussions with us. Committed to constant innovation and the Democratization of Digital Twin, DataMesh continuously provides advanced digital transformation solutions to address increasingly complex challenges and drive revolutionary innovation in manufacturing and beyond.

DataMesh Director 6.1 Released, Now Supporting Lenovo ThinkReality VRX

We are thrilled to introduce the latest version of our flagship product, DataMesh Director 6.1. As we continue to push the boundaries of 3D+XR process design and corporate training, an important milestone accompanies this release – DataMesh Director is now compatible with Lenovo ThinkReality VRX through the Snapdragon Spaces XR developer platform.

The Lenovo ThinkReality VRX headset delivers exceptional versatility to meet today’s enterprise VR/mixed reality (MR) use cases and expand as new applications like the metaverse evolve with 6DoF experiences and full-color, high-resolution pass-through capabilities, ensuring that users receive a cutting-edge mixed reality experience when using DataMesh Director.

DataMesh Director 6.1 Studio Interface

In collaboration with the Snapdragon Spaces XR developer platform, DataMesh Director has achieved noteworthy improvements in performance and compatibility over the last several months. This includes expanded support for various smart AR glasses, such as the previously announced compatibility with Lenovo ThinkReality A3 and now extending to ThinkReality VRX.

Using DataMesh Director on ThinkReality VRX

Based on the Snapdragon Spaces SDK, DataMesh Director aims to address challenges and achieve compatibility with a broader range of XR devices, and is dedicated to empowering content creators and developers worldwide to transcend the limits of augmented reality, connecting the digital and real worlds, easily bringing their imaginative creations to life.

Snapdragon Spaces is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Snapdragon Spaces is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

New Features of DataMesh Director 6.1

The newly released version optimizes existing features and introduces new functionalities to enhance the user experience:

DataMesh One

  • Newly added interactive guidance features.
  • New theme options (black and white) for users to personalize their interface.
  • Sorting options for resource lists and activity lists.

DataMesh Studio

  • Expanded shortcut functionalities.

DataMesh FactVerse Services

  • Layout optimization for the “Details” page of scenarios.
  • Improvement in resource list sorting.

DataMesh Director 6.1 is now available on various app stores. Existing DataMesh SaaS subscribers can upgrade their applications directly. For product trials or partnerships in industrial metaverse building, please contact us via email at service@datamesh.com.

Digital Twin + XR Projection Tour of “TOKYO TORCH/Torch Tower” Successfully Concluded

DataMesh Japan announces the successful implementation of an XR projection tour at the planned site of the “Torch Tower,” a structure reaching approximately 390 meters in height located in the “TOKYO TORCH” block, a project designed by Mitsubishi Jisho Design. The collaboration also involved NTT Communications, NTT QONOQ, and DataMesh.

The XR projection tour aimed at verifying the visualization effects of the planned building through the use of Digital Twin and XR technology, utilized DataMesh Director, which was sold by NTT Communications in Japan. The event, held three times with a total of 75 participants, primarily involved stakeholders from Mitsubishi Jisho Design. The tour utilized 3D design data (BIM) to project the future Torch Tower at the construction site.

Projected TOKYO TORCH Torch Tower with DataMesh Director and verified appearance. Note that this image is as of April 2023 and may undergo changes in the future.

Projected TOKYO TORCH Torch Tower with DataMesh Director and verified appearance. Note that this image is as of April 2023 and may undergo changes in the future.

Background and Effect of the Initiative – Interviews with Stakeholders

Yasuo Oishi (大石保夫) – R&D Promotion Department Manager, Mitsubishi Jisho Design (三菱地所設計/R&D推進部長):

In the R&D Promotion Department, we conduct information gathering, research, and investigations related to new technologies. During discussions with NTT Communications and QONOQ on utilizing XR technology in design tasks, we were introduced to DataMesh’s XR technology and decided to conduct a trial verification.

Traditional design work involves confirming design details using 2D perspectives or models. However, understanding spatial arrangements can be challenging for the general public. By projecting a 3D visualization of the building’s exterior into the actual space using MR technology, it becomes possible for people to see the planned building in real scale from various locations, facilitating easy confirmation of harmony with the surrounding environment.

Moreover, projecting the exterior of the Torch Tower, an ultra-high-rise building, using MR technology enhanced spatial awareness even more than conventional building sizes. Using BIM data for MR projection was anticipated to accelerate and streamline the design process, leading to increased efficiency.

Koju Matsuda (松田貢治) – TOKYO TORCH Design Room Manager, Mitsubishi Jisho Design (三菱地所設計/TOKYO TORCH設計室長):

As societal demands and the role of architects continue to evolve rapidly, there is increased involvement or leadership from clients. Hence, designers have an increased responsibility to convey and explain architecture to clients in a more understandable manner. In the case of the Torch Tower, we have been utilizing BIM to advance the design process.

BIM allows us to share visual recognition of space with clients, even if they cannot read drawings. While traditional landscape simulations involve creating CG or videos for clients to review on large monitors, XR provides a more realistic experience for both clients and designers to share the planned building.

Looking ahead, we anticipate that XR technology will enable sharing of information that was previously challenging to predict, such as the impact of high-rise buildings on wind conditions and changes in the perception of light during disasters. This communication enhancement through XR technology is expected to contribute to the evolution of both parties involved.

Kyoko Hirano (平野暁子) – R&D Promotion Department, DX Promotion Department BIM Promotion Room (concurrent), Architect, Mitsubishi Jisho Design (R&D推進部,DX推進部BIM推進室(兼務),アーキテクト):


The effectiveness of XR lies in the ability to share, in real-time, how the planned building will look once constructed, along with the ambiance of the surroundings. The projection of the Torch Tower allowed us to confirm life-sized images while experiencing the surrounding buildings, cityscape, human and vehicular movement, sunlight, and wind. This made the image of the building more “visible” than previously imagined, allowing us to feel the completed structure more realistically.

During this verification, the data volume of the BIM design data (3D data) was substantial, given the unprecedented scale of the ultra-high-rise building and the project was conducted at the stage of completed design and pre-construction. To ensure smooth projection on an iPad, significant efforts were made to reduce the data volume. Challenges included the inability to include certain obstacles like temporary fences and street trees on the demolition site in the 3D data, resulting in some lack of realism, especially around the base of the building.

Looking forward, we hope that advancements in the efficient lightweighting of data at later design stages and the incorporation of 3D data of existing objects (captured by cameras) will further increase the feeling of realism, expanding the possibilities for utilization.

XR Projection Tour Participant Survey Overview

Survey Details:
Objective: Verification of the effectiveness of visualizing planned buildings through XR utilization.
XR Projection Dates: April 12, 19, and 21, 2023.
Participants: Total 75 participants.
Survey Respondents: 57 individuals (Response rate: 76%).

Note: The original Japanese version of this article was published here.

Interested in more details? Watch the video (Japanese) below for remarks from key stakeholders.

DataMesh Transforms Maintenance Processes for Swire Coca-Cola with 100+ Accelerator

Today, two billion frontline workers globally serve as the backbone of various industries, yet they face challenges such as insufficient technical training, collaboration difficulties, and health and safety risks. In developing countries, these workers have even more limited access to modern technology, necessitating innovative solutions for enhanced efficiency and safety.

DataMesh’s mission is to support frontline workers in the current era where technology and human creativity converge, utilizing digital twins and XR technology. In line with this mission, DataMesh introduced DataMesh Director, a 3D guidance tool based on digital twins and XR technology. It enables cost-effective and rapid training on complex equipment using smartphones or MR devices and allows frontline workers to customize operation tutorials without programming or 3D modeling knowledge.

In partnership with 100+ Accelerator and DataMesh, Swire Coca-Cola initiated a digital transformation project to enhance maintenance processes within its bottling facility. By implementing DataMesh’s digital twin and mixed reality technology, local workers received immersive training, enabling them to perform complex maintenance tasks with minimal downtime. This successful collaboration not only reduces operational costs but also empowers the workforce, driving productivity and job opportunities in the region.

In process manufacturing, especially in packaging lines within the bottling facility, training and maintenance are critical yet complex. The intricate disassembly and assembly of aseptic filling valves, traditionally time-consuming to train, are streamlined by DataMesh Director. It creates 3D instructions for local workers on aseptic filling valves, combined with augmented reality (AR) technology, allowing them to intuitively grasp operational procedures through smartphones, tablets, or MR headsets. With DataMesh’s assistance, workers receive real-time feedback, significantly reducing training time, and can now assist senior engineers more efficiently during actual work.

Innovative strategies extend beyond training to daily operations and maintenance. The new training model is proven to reduce expected maintenance downtime by one-third, enabling the production line to produce millions more beverage cans annually as expected.

Inclusive growth, a core element of ESG, is demonstrated in this collaborative project. DataMesh’s solution ensures widespread technology adoption and equalized training, allowing previously marginalized frontline workers to enjoy modern training and operational experiences. These equal opportunities, driven by technology like those from DataMesh, not only promote capability building and employee professional growth but also bring fast tangible benefits to businesses. This true inclusive growth, consistent with the philosophy of ESG, has proven to be a perfect combination of technology and ESG goals, setting a role model for the industry.

DataMesh showcased the innovative achievements in process manufacturing of this collaboration at the 100+ Accelerator 2023 Demo Day by AB InBev, presenting to renowned industry leaders like AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and more.

Nikita Huang, Chief Operating Officer of DataMesh, expressed gratitude for collaboration with industry leaders and the strong support from AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator, looking ahead into the future, stating, “This is just the beginning. DataMesh, equipped with Digital Twin and XR technologies, remains committed to offering more convenience and support to frontline workers in process manufacturing, pushing the industry forward.”

Exciting New Features from DataMesh Director 6.0

Today, we are delighted to announce the official release of DataMesh Director 6.0, the industry-leading platform for digital twin content creation and collaboration. This latest version brings comprehensive upgrades to key functionalities, character actions, editing capabilities, and the user interface, offering users an even smoother and enhanced experience.

New Features of DataMesh Studio

Actions serve as the foundation for the expression and interactivity of DataMesh scenarios. In DataMesh Director 6.0, DataMesh Studio introduces seven types of actions: posture adjustment, dispersal, sectioning, disappearance, linking, coloring, and animation. With redesigned configuration methods, users can add these actions to any model node and independently customize the action effects for other nodes.

Linking: Users can now add linking actions to any scene element. Simply clicking on the element seamlessly transitions the scenario from the current page to the target page. Additionally, users have the flexibility to set the trigger range for the linking action within the scene using a convenient drag-and-drop feature, enabling flexible transitions in 3D scenes.

Sectioning: Users can apply sectioning actions to any node and configure the sectioning effects for other nodes, including the sectioning direction and animation. Unlike previous versions, where sectioning was limited to the entire model, version 6.0 enables users to set individual sectioning for each level of child objects. Furthermore, animations have been added for the appearance and disappearance of sectioning actions. DataMesh Studio offers three types of slicing animations to choose from: slicing along the X-axis, Y-axis, or Z-axis.

Dispersal: The dispersal action enables quick disassembly of models. Two methods, explosion and linear dispersal, are available. In version 6.0, users have the flexibility to manually adjust the positions of dispersed models and add dispersal actions to child objects. Alternatively, all dispersal configurations can be completed within a single dispersal action.

Coloring: With the coloring action, users can change the color of any model node, whether it’s the entire model or individual child objects. Two styles of coloring, gradient and flickering, are supported to achieve the desired visual effects.

New Features of DataMesh Importer

Support for Cloud Resources: Importer now allows users to directly open files from the cloud by selecting the “File – Open From Cloud” option.

Model Material Editing: Importer not only reads crucial information such as triangle count, vertex count, texture count, and material count, but also allows users to modify material properties. Materials define surface characteristics, such as color, reflection, and transparency, significantly impacting the appearance and visual effects. Users can now replace the original material with commonly used materials, including metal, wood, plastic, glass, marble, glaze, and concrete.

Moreover, users can adjust various properties, such as color, transparency, metallicness, and smoothness. These properties can be adjusted individually or collectively, providing users with the flexibility to effortlessly achieve their desired effects.

New Features of DataMesh One

DataMesh One has undergone a complete interface redesign, optimizing and enhancing the overall user experience.

DataMesh Director 6.0 is now available on supported application stores, and existing customers who have purchased DataMesh SaaS services can directly upgrade their clients. For product trials, subscriptions, and collaborations, please feel free to contact us directly at service@datamesh.com. We are excited to support you on your journey with DataMesh Director 6.0.

DataMesh Director 5.5 Released

DataMesh Director 5.5 has been released recently. With the brand-new camera movement feature and various function optimizations, users can have fun exploring the creation and editing of digital twin content more efficiently.

New features of DataMesh Studio

The new function of camera movement allows users to orchestrate the movement of the camera in the scenario. A wide range of adjustments including turning, casting, pushing, and pulling the camera are now made possible, supporting linear and curved movement.

The upgraded pose adjustment function enables users to create a motion path for a role to move according to their needs.

A car model moves along the predetermined motion path.

The maximum number of Markers in a scenario has been updated to 100 in DataMesh Director 5.5. Other function optimizations include:

  • Add the option for users to choose whether to export the resource acceleration attachment or not when exporting a scenario.
  • Add the functionality of switching between different scene projections.
  • Add the new “Clean Cache” function.
  • A scenario will not be uploaded onto the cloud if the user does not click “Save”.

New features of DataMesh Importer

  • Optimize the experience of scanning a QR code.
  • Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.

Moreover, for DataMesh Director 5.5, DataMesh FactVerse Cloud Services supports the display of the number of Markers, where users can also download the Markers.

Tips

  • For the existing scenarios, the support for downloading the Markers can only be activated after the corresponding scenarios have been opened and saved by the latest version of DataMesh Studio.
  • A camera model will be created by default when a new scenario is created (the camera model is invisible when the scene is being previewed) on account of the new camera movement function.
  • The motion path of a role will be shown when adding a pose, with a dynamic effect of blue and white.
  • DataMesh One 5.4 and earlier versions do not support opening a scenario created by Studio 5.5.

The DataMesh Director 5.5 has been published on all supported platform app stores. Customers who have purchased DataMesh SaaS services can directly upgrade the applications. For any queries, please contact service@datamesh.com.

DataMesh Director 5.4 Released

DataMesh Director 5.4 offers a variety of new features and major enhancements to help users create and manage digital twin resources more quickly and easily, with an optimized user experience. Meanwhile, at this exciting moment, we are presenting the brand-new icons of the DataMesh Director family.

New icons of DataMesh Director

New features of DataMesh Studio

  • NEW pane of the “Resources” library and “Roles” now supports users to adjust the size of the area freely, by clicking and dragging the slider.
  • NEW search function in the “Resources” library has been added. With the new file type filter, users can find resources more quickly.
  • NEW toolbar that features a set of buttons including Home, Save, Undo, and Redo has been added in the upper left corner. Moreover, new capabilities include Group, Ungroup, Copy, Paste, and Delete.
  • NEW “Group” function allows users to group multiple selected roles. Users can create a name for the group, adjust its position and rotate it, in short, using the group as a role.
  • NEW “Light Source” gadget enables users to add light sources to a scene, supporting the configuration of attributes including light intensity, color, and light range. Two light sources are added by default when a scenario is created in DataMesh Director 5.4. Users can then modify the light sources based on their needs afterwards. When a scene is being played, the light source models are automatically hidden.
Adjusting the range of the lighting

Adjusting the angle of the lighting

Adjusting the intensity of the lighting

Adjusting the color of the lighting

New features of DataMesh One

  1. NEW support for the Azure Spatial Anchor function for the positioning of a scenario. Once configured, the positioning of a scenario is set up and remains effective until further changes are made.*
  2. NEW support for scanning a QR code to view 3D resources quickly. The button is in the upper right corner.
  3. The ability to operate 2D resources in scenarios has been enhanced, with new supports including full screen, pause, mute, fast forward, rewind, and pin a 2D resource on top.
  4. The operation panel has been redesigned to improve functionality and users’ efficiency.
  5. Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.

New features of DataMesh Importer

  1. NEW support for the quick view of models. By dragging a model file onto the Importer icon, users can view the models immediately.
  2. NEW “Operating Parameters” pane to display key parameters such as memory usage, DrawCall, Batches, and FPS.
  3. Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.

Tips

1. Third-party login is not yet supported on macOS devices.

2. DataMesh One 5.3.3 and earlier versions do not support opening a scenario created by Studio 5.4.

The DataMesh Director 5.4 has been published on all supported platform app stores. Customers who have purchased DataMesh SaaS services can directly upgrade the DataMesh Director client. For any queries, please contact service@datamesh.com.

*Note: The function of spatial anchor requires Microsoft Azure Spatial Anchors services. For the pricing, please visit here.

NTT DOCOMO Begins Sales of DataMesh Director

NTT DOCOMO started to sell DataMesh Director to enterprise customers from January 31, 2022, as a collaborative solution for 5G in Japan. The solution was selected as the Most Valuable Solution Award winner in the “docomo 5G DX AWARDS® 2021”.

Its main feature is that users can create Digital Twin + XR content (AR/MR content) as quickly as editing PowerPoint, and project it in conjunction with real space with just one click.

Especially in the construction and manufacturing industries, the introduction of XR promises to give team members an instant, common visual understanding of work schedules and status. By eliminating the added cost of complex XR programming requirements and reducing the lengthy time for XR customization implementations, DataMesh Director makes it possible for XR solutions to be used daily within the enterprise.

XR content created with DataMesh Director overlaid on real buildings to check the progress

A specific example of the effect of the solution’s introduction is the improvement of construction efficiency and reduction of project management costs in the construction industry. With DataMesh Director, this complex approach, which once required repeated confirmation of design drawings for construction management, is now eliminated, accelerating the common understanding of work procedures by all parties involved through the sharing of stereoscopic projections of real space. Even some examples show that the total project duration has been reduced by 60-70% by preventing errors and reducing rework.

DOCOMO will provide DataMesh Director in conjunction with 5G, which enables stable transmission of XR content to tablets, smart glasses, and other devices through high-bandwidth, low-latency communications. 5G makes it possible for all parties to agree on work information anytime and anywhere.

DOCOMO will continue to contribute to creating new value and solving social problems by providing products, technologies, and services that utilize 5G networks, including this solution, in an effort to make customers’ lives more convenient and fulfilling.

Xiaoqi Wang, Managing Director of DataMesh Japan

The in-depth cooperation with NTT DOCOMO, the number one mobile operator in Japan, will further expand the reach of DataMesh Digital Twin products in the Japanese market. Combined with DOCOMO’s 5G network and nationwide sales channels for commercial customers, DataMesh Director is expected to provide powerful support for frontline digital transformation for more Japanese enterprises. We plan to further expand our market share with DOCOMO in traditional industries such as manufacturing and construction in the short term.

We look forward to combining DOCOMO’s infrastructure, big data, and other assets to jointly create an industrial metaverse service that fits the Japanese market in the future.

DataMesh Director 5 Released

After 18 months of polishing, DataMesh Director 5 just gets released! Compared with the earlier version, Director 5 enables users to build better digital twin workflows. Some notable changes:

  • Significantly improved BIM capabilities, allowing digital twin applications to span construction, supervision, and operation
  • Optimized editing experience, making digital twin content generation more convenient
  • Improved enterprise data security feature, making digital twin more secure on the cloud

Looking back at Director 4, we released the SaaS version of DataMesh Digital Twin Cloud Services (DCS) digital twin platform applications. The platform enabled better-standardized support capability in manufacturing training, after-sales, and construction. Our global customers have reached 100. Now with DataMesh Director 5, we will further enhance the ability to build BIM-based large-space digital twin scenarios, the ability to connect BOM and IoT platforms, and the ability to create hybrid deployments. The improvements will enable complex digital twin systems to become readily available anytime, anywhere.

Improved BIM Support

Multi-level sub-object editing and import
In DataMesh Director 5, users can pre-select the structural information of sub-objects when uploading 3D models in the new DataMesh Importer. In this way, DataMesh Studio can handle multi-level sub-object models more efficiently after importing, which is convenient for users to create content based on object structure.

Support multi-space positioning Marker
Under the new positioning mode of DataMesh Studio, multiple positioning markers are now supported within the digital twin scene. Markers can be printed on paper to enable positioning for cell phones and AR glasses. By scanning the Marker, users can quickly create the virtual-real combination of any location in DataMesh One and retrieve the digital twin content in building construction, maintenance, and operation.

Model masking function
When editing a scene, objects can be set to transparent, retaining their spatial location information and outlines, forming a mask for the virtual image behind them. The mask function allows users to accurately present virtual scene content in multiple directions when building scenes while avoiding the obstruction of the virtual image to the line of sight in the experience. Content creators can use it for better expression of large space scenes and fine-grained content.

Visual datum and ground transparency
Director 5 adds a visual datum concept and provides ground transparency options, enables users to manipulate BIM more efficiently. In DataMesh Studio, the datum can be easily moved by Shift+mouse pull, and the view rotation point is always at the center of the datum. The non-MR mode of One side also supports a similar operation. DataMesh Studio also added a ground transparency option. The transparency of the ground can be adjusted during editing, helping the users view the part below the horizontal plane, for example, buildings and corridors.

Optimized Content Creation Experience

DataMesh Importer
The 3D model and resource import function is now a standalone application, DataMesh Importer, to optimize content creation workflow. You can download it from Microsoft Store and Mac App Store. New content can now be uploaded and optimized without exiting Studio’s editing mode. Self-service 3D model cloud conversion service is currently in internal testing in our Japan region. It will be available in the other regions later this year.

Script objects support quick copy and paste

When editing content in DataMesh Studio, users can now use the object copy and paste shortcut (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V) to improve editing efficiency.

Images and videos ‘Always Facing Viewer’
Director 5 adds camera orientation for image and video controls. When the camera orientation option is checked in the Object panel, images and videos will always face the viewer’s camera view, allowing users to view information from different angles.

Restore camera view
DataMesh Studio adds the ability to restore the recorded camera position. Users can restore the last recorded position of the camera with one click.

Temporary object hiding
This feature enhances the experience of editing the content of complex structural objects. (Does not affect DataMesh One)

Web page embedding in AR
Director 5 provides users with web page embedding capabilities to leverage existing enterprise data dashboards, reports, and office system information. Content creators can now insert Web controls directly into the scene using DataMesh Studio. Using DataMesh One, you can display the corresponding Kanban boards on-site with just one click and no custom development required, making it easier to create digital twin applications.

Optimized scene list performance
In Director 4, editing a single scene refreshes all subsequent scenes. As more and more users started to build complex scripts for playbooks, the performance of DataMesh Studio degrades. Director 5 made several optimizations to the Studio’s scene list. When making changes to the scene content, only the current scene preview gets refreshed.

Improved Enterprise Data Security

Login IP allowlist
IT administrators of enterprise tenants can now adjust who can access the services by setting the login IP allowlist in DCS. This new feature restricts reliable user sources to safeguard enterprise data security.

Hybrid Deployment Support
DataMesh Director 5 supports enterprise SaaS/private hybrid deployment to protect sensitive data from leaking. Hybrid deployment creates a physical boundary of CAD drawings. In this way, content creators can desensitize data within a protected environment, facilitating end-users to use the product in public scenarios.

Australia Region Goes Live
To ensure cross-border data compliance, DataMesh Director 5 adds an Australian region to serve customers in the area. The new region is operated by our Australian partner Holovision 3D locally, which is a professional BIM service provider based in Brisbane. Holovision 3D also provides 3D scanning, surveying, and BIM design services.

Management Process Optimization
DCS portal has been optimized to make the registration and login experience smoother. The max number of trial license users has been increased to 4 per tenant.

WebGL deployment
In Director 5.0, DataMesh One starts to support WebGL deployment (WebXR not yet supported). WebGL experience is related to the user’s browser environment. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with DataMesh if you want to join the private testing.

Customers who have already subscribed to DataMesh Director SaaS service can upgrade the client directly. For platform development, live demo or product quote, please get in touch with us at service@datamesh.com