PPG Glass eVIEW helps architects, industry pros build, see virtual glass in 3-D
Search, construct, view, compare architectural glasses in range of building settings
PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has launched PPG Glass eVIEW, a multifunctional suite of Web-based tools that enables architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals to search, construct, view and compare virtual glazing configurations in three dimensions to find the best solutions for their building projects.
PPG Glass eVIEW is a multifunctional suite of Web-based tools that enables architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals to search, construct, view and compare virtual glazing configurations in three dimensions to find the best solutions for their building projects. Icons for each function are illustrated on the PPG Glass eVIEW home page, pictured above.
The search function for PPG Glass eVIEW enables users to select and construct thousands of virtual glazing configurations, such as those with laminated glass, using color and performance filters. A sample search result is pictured above.
PPG Glass eVIEW enables architects to view constructed glazing configurations side by side on several pre-programmed building facades to see what they will look like in service and from all angles using a mouse. The image at left depicts SOLARBAN(R) 67 glass with a clear indoor lite; the one at right is the same building with Solarban 70XL glass on PACIFICA(R) glass and a clear indoor lite. (Solarban and Pacifica are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.)
Users of PPG Glass eVIEW can use a mouse to flip, lift, twist and turn selected glazing configurations in three dimensions to compare, side by side, their color, thickness, light transmittance (transparency), and interior and exterior reflectivity.
Located at http://glasseview.ppg.com, PPG Glass eVIEW features proprietary PPG software that enables visitors to construct on-screen, virtual glazing configurations customized to their desired performance and aesthetic specifications. Glazing configurations can then be viewed in a variety of room and outdoor settings and manipulated in three dimensions so visitors can see their color, thickness, light transmittance (transparency), and interior and exterior reflectivity.
PPG Glass eVIEW also enables building professionals to view specified glazing configurations side by side to compare color and performance data such as visible light transmittance (VLT), solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio and U-value.
Glenn T. Miner, PPG director of construction, flat glass, said PPG Glass eVIEW will help industry professionals save time and money by facilitating more informed decisions. “With this one-of-a-kind tool, architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators, specifiers and building owners can compare the performance data of the glazing configurations they select and see what they will look like on a building in the earliest phases of a project. That saves time and money, and it enables them to work more effectively and efficiently with clients, too.”
For added functionality, architects and industry professionals can link to an online project gallery featuring completed projects with selected glazings or link to a sample order page. To use PPG Glass eVIEW, visit http://glasseview.ppg.com or www.ppgideascapes.com.
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass