Mindesk Secures $900k to Bring CAD Designers into Virtual Reality
Following the graduation from VIVE X, HTC VIVE’s global VR/AR accelerator, Mindesk secured $900k seed round from HTC VIVE, Barcamper Ventures, A11 Venture and Invitalia Ventures.
Mindesk has moved also its HQ to San Francisco and will continue to develop VR software in Italy and the US.
Mindesk, a startup founded in 2015 in Bari (Italy), created a platform for real-time CAD collaboration, enabling multiple users to review, create and edit 3D CAD models in Virtual Reality. Mindesk has already published its solution for McNeel Rhinoceros and Grasshopper and soon will publish the one for Dassault SolidWorks.
Mindesk’s product is a plug-in for CAD software like McNeel Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. Once installed, it allows users to quickly jump in VR to visualize, create and edit 3D CAD projects in their original format.
Virtual reality has the ability to make design reviews more productive and engaging for designers and their clients. Mindesk’s VR platform keeps a live link between VR and CAD, enabling users to experience and edit a project in the design phase by fully immersing themselves in the virtual environment. Designers can modify a model in real-time while their client is in VR and even enables clients to make their own edits in headset.
Future product offerings will scale on other CAD software including SolidWorks, a parametric CAD used extensively in mechanical engineering.