Intel® Perceptual Computing Showcase

Grev - A Gestural Plugin for Revit*

Edward Keeble

Grev is a plugin that adds gestural and voice recognition capabilities to Autodesk® Revit®, a 3D design and rendering package for architects, engineers, and technologists that is used by tens of thousands of professionals around the world. Grev will allow users to design buildings, engineering models, and construction drawings more quickly and with reduced risk of repetitive strain injuries. Finger tracking and gesture recognition will, along with the existing guided drawing tools in Revit, allow users to quickly and fluidly lay out their drawings, while voice commands will provide easy access to Revit's® complex menu system. The plugin is being written in C# with Visual Studio Express. The Revit .NET API is being used extensively.