How it works
Whenever you launch a file with Prospect, it will check your computer for a headset to know which set of controls/controllers to provide. If no headset is connected when you launch a file, the VR window of Prospect for Desktop will default into full-screen mode, with desktop controls.
As of version 2.11, licensed users have access to all the same in-VR features when using Prospect for Desktop without a headset as they would in-VR.
We recommend that you use a VR headset whenever possible to view your models with Prospect to take full advantage of spatial understanding, immersive review, and all the other advantages inherent to experiencing your unbuilt work at a true 1:1 scale.
Access Desktop navigation control tooltips at any time by clicking the question mark tab located in the bottom right of the toolbar.
Setup & Use Logistics
You'll still need a computer that meets some minimum requirements even if not using a headset, you are still powering a 3D experience.
If you're investing in new hardware, please consider reviewing our recommended VR computers, which will provide more value & performance than the minimum specs below.
- CPU - Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
- GPU - NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
- RAM - 8GB+ RAM
- OS - Windows 10
- Running Windows
- Have a dedicated graphics card
- Have speakers & microphone OR ability to connect headphones with a mic (for meetings)
- Please note: With these bare minimums, performance may struggle, particularly in models of a certain size or complexity. Mobile devices, tablets, etc would not be expected to work.
|Desktop (keyboard + mouse)
Double click the left mouse button to be teleported to the location of the cursor.
|Turning & Rotating
Click & Hold the right or left mouse button, and move your mouse when no tool is active.
W - Walk Forward
The scroll wheel on a 3 button mouse can be used for slight forward/backward motion.
Q - Fly up
If your model appears too small and/or does not have a great entry point (door, window, etc) or viewpoints, use Model Interaction Tools to increase size, and the section plane to reveal an interior portion of your model, then double click your mouse button to teleport into your model at 1:1 Scale
|Moving Through Objects
Doors: Will automatically fade as you teleport through them, learn more.
Windows: By default, your cursor will pass through glass or transparent surfaces, allowing you to teleport through them. Turn this feature off within the settings menu.
Solid Objects: Enable Ghost Mode by tapping G key. Tap the G key to deactivate.
|Menu Tool Tips
|Click the question mark tab located in the bottom right of the toolbar to view keyboard and mouse controls at any time.
Click and drag scroll bars when presented as you would with other browsers or software solutions.
Additional Controls -
Use < and > to scroll through available viewpoints within a file.
Full in-VR features are available to users on 2.11 or newer.
Prospect for Desktop (without a headset) - Meeting tools
- Easily mute yourself at any time with the mute button conveniently located in the menu.
- Navigate back to Scale Model Mode with the icon in the bottom left corner.
- Access Tool Tips at any time by clicking the question mark in the bottom right.
- Manipulate the Section plane while in Scale Model Mode.
Customize visibility settings and/or section planes - have those settings maintained within that viewpoint created within Prospect
Settings are available by clicking the gear icon at any time. Adjust and customize settings as needed on the fly while in a meeting. To choose settings that will persist on all newly imported files on your particular computer, use global settings in The Prospect Library.
Desktop Menu - Settings
VR Meetings or Collaborating
Prospect collaboration allows 12+ individuals to be within the same virtual reality environment regardless of their physical location in the world. When you make a file collaborative, and share with others they can join the session with or without a headset. Licensed users can utilize all features detailed above. Easily mute yourself directly from the toolbar.