What is a 3D configuration?

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A 3D configuration is a state or position in which a 3D model can be found. Each configuration is actually a variation of a 3D model, which is part of a 3D model viewer

Here is an example of two different 3D configurations:

3d configuration of a car rack        3d configuration of a car rack

Each image represents a 3D configuration of the equipment.

Can you modify 3D configurations?

Basic modifications such as texture, color and lightning changes can be made to make them as realistic as possible. It is also possible to animate them to see specific mechanical processes and even add exploded views to better understand how the components work.

With Visao’s platform, it is even possible to add 3D annotations, which consists of adding a layer of important information to the configuration. This means you can add specific annotations to specific points on the model and include information about specific parts, photos and even videos of your product in action to provide an insightful 3D experience.

What are the ways to take advantage of 3D configurations?

A 3D configuration gives the opportunity to a sales person, a training person or even a customer to see a product in a specific state. 

The vendor can use 3D configurations to show a potential customer the most important and crucial parts of the product they are interested in.

For employee training, instructors can show different 3D configurations that illustrate step by step how to assemble or even repair a product or component. 

Finally, a customer can benefit from 3D configurations, as they will be able to see the product from all the angles they need to make an informed purchase decision.


Wondering what it might look like with one of your products? Request a live demo of Visao’s 3D and augmented reality solutions!