A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE – FROM PLANNING DATA TO REALITY
Combination of various visualization options and a high degree of specialization in planning teams requires simple and fast communication. Virtual reality enables to work in that manner, e.g. in mechanical and plant engineering. VR systems can replace time- and cost-intensive prototypes or avoid errors in interpretation of design data.
High level of expertise, long lasting experience in project management, knowledge of 3D application and its appliance are the basis for the successful employment of VR technologies. These are fundamentals we have acquired by project experience for more than 15 years and we constantly deepen, broaden and develop further.
On the powerwall in our showroom you can take a look at your CAD planning data with all participating trades in almost any file formats as a 3D overall model. You gain a realistic immersive impression of your project. You dive into the system or machine, as if you were directly on site – similar to a video game effect.
3D EFFECT GLASSES
3D effect is generated by so-called polarizing filters, which consist of two at an angle of 35 ° / 145 ° offset filters. Thus, two images (left and right) are provided which allows spatial representation.
The interaction between user and 3D model requires tracking systems that consist of emitters, cameras and targets. They support navigation in 3D space as well as the representation in scale 1: 1 and make it possible to move geometries interactively in virtual space.
FIND PLANNING ISSUES, DISCOVER WEAK SPOTS
The rule of ten relating to costs caused by mistakes or shortly named “rule of ten” testifies the increase of costs by a factor of 10 from stage to stage on the value added scale. The sooner a mistake is discovered and eliminated, the more cost-effective is the result for your company.
Integration and disassembling inspection during shutdown planning always present a challenge for plant operators. They can be simulated with VR on the overall model so that later on the best version is executed. An interactive collision check shows bottlenecks and weak spots.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION WITH VR
Experienced employees can pass on their knowledge to younger, inexperienced employees already before an installation by a virtual 1: 1 training. This is an advantage not to be underestimated regarding the increasing shortage of skilled workers.
For the reconstruction planning, your 3D planning data can also be processed realistically combining the point clouds generated by laser scanning.
EFFECTIVE COOPERATION IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Based on three-dimensional design data, virtual reality can make problems visible and tangible for everyone. The experts involved can discuss issues and possible solutions in an interdisciplinary and real-time manner. All have the same access, the same data basis.
Use bee for issue management
Application of project management software is of special importance. We use our self-developed program bee for issue logging and tracking – already starting with the first in-house review.
Our virtual reality services
- VR review on a scale of 1: 1 on our powerwall, also mobile
- Minutes of meetings
- Project documentation
- As planned to as built
- Installation and removal studies
- Animation (video films and single images)