November 9, 2018
Making a real-time design tool: McLaren automates CAD import with Unreal Studio
Part of this process was importing parts data into Unreal Engine using Unreal Studio, and organizing and categorizing each part correctly. This process is described in the new white paper Accelerating Data Conversion and Visualization: Automating CAD data preparation and real-time visualization using Unreal Studio which is now available for download.
McLaren has a large inventory of parts data in CAD format, and getting the data into Unreal Engine took careful preparation before import with Unreal Studio. McLaren leveraged the power of Python scripts within Unreal Engine to classify parts as they were imported. The team then used Blueprints to build a user interface where designers could swap out parts and finishes at the click of a button.
“Unreal Studio is designed to make real-time design tools possible,” says Marc Petit, General Manager of Enterprise at Epic Games. “The power of Python scripting, when coupled with Unreal Studio, provides a robust solution for manufacturers who need a fast solution while maintaining data integrity.”
Download the white paper to learn how McLaren did it, and get the free Unreal Studio beta for yourself and start importing!