Accel VR 2021.1 X5


Pilot configuration tab

Depending on your needs you can select or unselect the parameters below to improve the rendering performance in the viewport of Accel VR Pilot:

  • Grid

  • Referential

  • Mirrors

    Displays the reflections of other geometries in the scene in planar mirrors. This option can greatly increase the number of elements to be rendered in a scene. You can disable it in order to increase rendering fluidity.

  • Post-processes

  • Background

  • Overlay[2]

  • Enhanced bump

  • Display scene gizmos

  • Modify the representation of the model to be displayed in the View (Material, Color, Lightmaps, Wireframe)

As needed you can also choose to overwrite your background with one color background or with a gradient background.


You can visualize in the scene your interaction devices as well as those of your collaborators thanks to the avatar.

Please refer to the paragraph titled Peers to add other collaborators to the scene.

Simply choose your device from the list below.


Select your device


New features in Accel VR 2021.1


Example of an immersion case, here the operator uses the Hands avatar to interact and manipulate the model.

The fingers of the hand are controlled by triggering 3 buttons on the VR controller: one for the thumb, one for the index finger, and one for the other three fingers.

Mouse manipulation

The Mouse manipulation settings

You can apply the keyboard shortcuts of your favorite CAD software in Accel VR. These are shortcut profiles named Presets.

The Presets drop-down menu lists the keyboard shortcuts of the following software:

  • 3ds Max

  • Alias

  • Maya

  • P3D (Patchwork 3D)

  • SolidWorks

  • Custom

If you modify an existing keyboard shortcut profile, it will automatically switch to Custom.


At the first installation of Accel VR the following drop-down menus Head, Device, Interaction, and Shuttle are automatically filled out with the detection of your device.

You can also change the manipulator of your device after the first installation of Accel VR.


Example with Accel VR configured with an htc VIVE.

[2] An overlay is an image (often a logo) that is applied in two dimensions in front of objects in the 3D world. It does not move when you navigate in the 3D world; it remains stationary relative to the screen.