Despite rapid development and good adaptation of VR for entertainment needs, this important technology has not achieved yet the expected level of implementation for industrial engineering. Nice looking 3D box with shadows and textures in VR does not comply with precise PMI requirements and is suited neither for the generation of automated toolpath for smart robots nor the creation of work instructions for the process of welding, machining, etc. Different possible ways of handling 3D input from the variety of software add one more layer of complexity for proper data integration and connected meta-data handling.
All these issues push businesses to look for trusted providers of both hardware and software solutions capable to support specific 3D data and deliver realistic immersive experience.
Based on its Platform Open Cascade provides technologies and turn-key solutions for 3D data preparation, simplification, and visualization in VR mode right in the web. Being specifically adapted, the complex 3D data becomes an indispensable tool for various industrial use cases and collaborative work.
For example, automotive manufacturers have implemented immersive technologies for collaborative design review to enable saving of budget by reducing the number of prototypes built per vehicle line.
The professionals from the Civilian construction industry resort to VR technologies to visualize and explore how a building or space will look like even before the first investment made. This helps to increase the satisfaction of the project and save money on iterative rebuilding.
The chemical, oil and gas and other heavy industries use virtual reality technology extensively in training programs, supporting technicians in their real work environment. These technologies let operators gain important knowledge easily and visually, allowing them to perform tasks more efficiently and even save lives through proper training.
Virtual reality, augmented by a digital twin, represents key technologies for designing, simulating, and optimizing manufacturing systems, tracking critical values of equipment, and allowing them to interact with it remotely and collaboratively.
- Cut of expenses for design due to opportunity to evaluate and test virtual prototypes prior to mass production.
- Reduced risk of equipment malfunction caused by misuse due to virtual trainings.
- Time saving due to the opportunity to visit a site or a facility in a remote VR mode.