This quick guide shows the necessary configuration steps to bridge Dassault Systems Catia / Delmia into Virtual Reality for SteamVR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest 1 & 2, HTC Vive (Pro), HTC Focus, HP Reverb and Windows Mixed Reality HMDs. The guide also applies for bridging Dassault Systems Catia / Delmia for Powerwalls, 3D stereo projectors, CAVEs and DOMEs.
Guide to bridge Dassault Systems Catia / Delmia into Virtual Reality with moreViz
- Start the moreViz Launcher
- Notice the moreViz-Tray icon (next to system time) and right-click it, select “moreViz Application Enabler”
- Click “Locate known Apps”. The more3D application enabler will search the standard program files folders for known Dassault Systems Catia / Delmia installations and add them to the list.
- If your Dassault Systems Catia / Delmia is installed to a non standard directory, please click “Add” and then locate the “CNext.exe” file. It is usually located in
“X:\Program Files\Dassault Systems\B24\Catia\win_b64\code\bin”
The “B24” part of the path varies depending on the catia version number.
Place the enabled checkmark for the newly created entry.
- The moreViz VR bridging function is now available for the Catia / Delmia installation. Start the moreViz Client(s) and Catia / Delmia.
- When working in VR, please make sure to set the Visualization mode in Catia to “Perspective”, you can find it in View -> Render Style
In case there are any issues with the visualization in the moreViz client, make sure to have followed these guides:
- Dual GPU & Quadro guide: For frozen or black image in client
- Fit the 3D into the host app’s viewport: in case geometry is missing in the moreViz client
- For best performance with HMD, set the connection type to shared memory in the moreViz Launcher’s Connection Settings (only available for single-client setups on the local computer).
- For best visual impression, set AntiAliasing / Pixel Density to 2x (or higher) in the moreViz Launcher’s Client Settings
- SteamVR only: To operate the host application’s graphics user interface, check the SteamVR Desktops function of the SteamVR Dashboard.
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