HTC Vive

HTC Vive

HTC Vive



    Easy of use


      Easy to learn


        Good support


          BIM Ability



            • - Full VR System
            • - Intuitive Controls


            • - Expensive
            • - Requires high-end graphics card/ PC

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            Who is this product for?

            This tool is great for the advanced user who wants to experience high-quality virtual reality experiences. Great for:

            • Architects
            • Contractors
            • Estate managers
            • Estate Agents
            • Facilities managers
            • Engineers
            • Surveyors


            The HTC Vive is a full VR system which incorporates the VR headset and bespoke HTC Vive hand controllers, headphones, however, will need to be purchased on top of this as this model currently doesn’t come equip with those. This system also comes with wall mounted lasers used to map user location and movement around the virtual space. Combining this with the use of the HTC Vive hand controller’s, designers, contractors and end users will have great navigation and interaction ability with their 3D virtual environment. This will enable the user to walk around the virtual space and get a more accurate feel of the environment, something that other systems currently don’t offer.

            The downside is that you’ll also need a big enough area to cater for this functionality, users could require a full room to perform the walk around virtual tour without interruption. This model will also need to connect to a high-spec powerful PC via a cable. The headset cable also needs to be attached to the PC at all times and can cause a slight trip hazard when walking around.

            This purchase will include the HTC Vive headset, 2x wireless controls and 2x motion sensors.

            Here is a visualisation example from 11th dimension:

            Product Versions

            • HTC Vive

            To purchase visit the Currys Website for more info.


            Author: Martin Watson

            Lead Editor at Construct Digital – As lead editor Martin reports on topics specifically relating to BIM, digital software and physical technologies which are revolutionising the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry.

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