With CES on the horizon beginning January 5, NVIDIA has just shared a special address that includes news on its latest update to Omniverse Enterprise, available now, that brings increased performance and “generational” leaps in real-time RTX ray and path tracing. Users will also find optimized and streamlined workflows that help teams build connecting 3D pipelines to develop and operate large-scale, physically accurate virtual 3D worlds. Various enhancements across common Omniverse use cases include breaking down 3D data silos through aggregation, building custom 3D pipeline tools, and generating synthetic 3D data.
The release includes support for the new NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, including third-generation RTX technology and DLSS 3, with up to 3x performance gains when powered by the latest GPU technology, such as NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation, NVIDIA L40, and OVX systems. It also features new Omniverse Connectors, layer-based live workflows, and customization options, including multi-view ports, editable hotkeys, and lighting presets.
Watch the NVIDIA Special Address for CES 2023, then read more about the new Omniverse Enterprise updates:
Also detailed in an NVIDIA blog, here’s a rundown of what’s new:
Enhancing 3D Creation
The latest additions to Omniverse Enterprise include the following:
- New Connectors: Connectors enable seamless connected workflows between disparate 3D applications, now supporting the new Adobe Substance 3D Painter, Autodesk Alias, PTC Creo, and Kitware’s Paraview Omniverse Connectors. Users can also easily export data created in NX Software from Siemens Digital Industries Software.
- Omniverse DeepSearch: Now generally available, this AI-powered service lets teams intuitively search through large, untagged 3D databases with natural language or using 2D reference images.
- Omniverse Farm: A renewed user interface provides improved usability and performance, plus Kubernetes support.
- Omniverse Cloud: New cloud containers for Enterprise Nucleus Server, Replicator, Farm, and Isaac Sim for AWS provide enterprises more flexibility in connecting and managing distributed teams. AWS’s security, identity, and access-management controls allow teams to control their data completely. Containers are now available on NVIDIA NGC.
Strengthening Core Components for Building 3D Worlds
Omniverse Enterprise allows users to quickly connect tools, assets, and projects to collaborate in a shared virtual space.
Omniverse Enterprise brings updates to the core components of the platform, including:
- Omniverse Kit SDK toolkit makes it easier to build advanced tools and Omniverse applications with new templates and developer workflows.
- Omniverse Create is a reference app for composing large-scale, USD-based worlds, and now includes NVIDIA DLSS 3 and multi-viewport support to interact with large and complex scenes.
- Omniverse View, a reference app for reviewing 3D scenes, has been streamlined to focus on the review and approval experience with new collaborative, real-time, interactive capabilities, including markup, annotation, measure, and simple navigation.
- Omniverse Nucleus, the database and collaboration engine, has expanded version control to handle atomic checkpoints on the server. Updated Large File Transfer service enables users to move files between servers, on-premises, or in the cloud supporting hybrid workflows. In addition, the new self-service deployment instructions for Enterprise Nucleus Server on AWS are now available so users can deploy and manage Nucleus in the cloud.
Customers Dive into Omniverse Enterprise
Worldwide customers who have experienced enhanced 3D workflows with Omniverse Enterprise include:
Dentsu International, a large global marketing and advertising agency network, enhances current pipelines with Omniverse Enterprise. In addition, it plans to incorporate NVIDIA generative AI into its 3D design pipeline with software development kits like Omniverse ACE and Audio2Face.
Mercedes Benz, the German vehicle manufacturer, uses Omniverse Enterprise at its sites worldwide to design, plan and optimize its manufacturing and assembly facilities. By developing full-fidelity digital twins of their production environments, globally dispersed teams will open new abilities to collaborate in real-time, accelerate decision-making and identify opportunities to reduce waste, decrease energy consumption and continuously enhance quality.
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the architectural design firm, focuses on creating transformative cultural, corporate, and residential spaces through cutting-edge technologies. With Omniverse Enterprise, the team can accelerate and automate its workflows and develop custom tools within the platform.
“We are working with NVIDIA to incorporate Omniverse as the connective infrastructure of our tech stack,” said Shajay Bhooshan, associate director at Zaha Hadid Architects. “Our goal is to retain design intent across the various project stages and improve productivity. We expect NVIDIA Omniverse to play a critical, supportive role to our efforts to create a platform that’s agnostic, version-controlled, and a single source of truth for design data as it evolves from idea to delivery.”
NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise is available by subscription from BOXX Technologies, Dell Technologies, Z by HP and Lenovo, and channel partners including ASK, PNY, and Leadtek. It runs on NVIDIA-Certified, RTX-enabled desktop and mobile workstations, as well as servers, with new support for NVIDIA RTX Ada generation systems.
Learn more about NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise here.