A big part of the design process is making different proposals and discussing them together with your team. Arkio was built around this and makes it easy to create, switch and share options using the model carousel. Adjustments to the models can be made on the fly and new studies can be explored when new ideas arise.
Everything you do in Arkio is saved automatically, you never need to worry about saving your work.
The model carousel is found under the utilities menu at the bottom of the main menu. The carousel gives you a view of all your local models and enables you to easily create a new model, duplicate the existing model, delete a model or export it.
When you create a new model you start with an empty default worktable of 500x320 meters to work with. On this worktable an imported 3D model can be loaded or you can start off with a map underlay of the site address of your project to get a better understanding of your sites scale.
To make a backup version for later use or to explore a new design option you can also duplicate the entire scene. All the objects and properties of that scene will be copied over and you can explore and make some adjustments, create several alternatives or revert back to your older model if you like to explore the differences from different viewing points.
You can even see the changes being made to a model in real-time on the model carousel itself, and if you teleport to human scale you can easily toggle between different design options with the model carousel in front of you.Using the carousel you can also open the meeting panel to start or join a collaborative VR design session
Custom content like locally loaded images, 3D model and map data are also shared with all meeting participants so everyone's always looking at the same scene to collaborate and discuss.
On PC your user models are stored locally under %USERNAME%\documents\Arkio\UserModels. Arkio only shares your active model when you are the first to starts a meeting, the model is not stored in the cloud so you stay in control over your data security and can also work on your projects alone and offline.