Corporate Solutions

Get a head start – with Virtual Reality

Large companies running an expensive VR-center until now, profit from the compact construction of the smart VR-Wall. Due to its easy integration into each operating department, designers and engineers are now able to visualize their VR-data anytime. Two teams can share one VR-Wall since the screen can be split variably to allow two separate, ongoing projects. Digital development processes are thus coordinated quicker.

The automotive industry is leading when it comes to the use of VR in the industrial sector. Development requirements within the automotive industry have changed considerably during the last decade. Product lifecycles have become much shorter in recent years and development cycles were shortened accordingly.  Individualization of products is constantly increasing, forcing manufacturers to optimize their development process in order to stay compatible when it comes to quality, development times and cost. The basic idea of computerized graphical development contains the visualization of data models. Especially when it comes to complex data volume, it becomes obvious how important visualization combined with interaction has become. Only in a meaningful combination of visualization and interaction the correct information can be gained from data, the right conclusions and the right decisions can be made. The decisive fields of application of Virtual Reality are still digital proto types!

 

Interdisciplinary cooperation

Professionals appreciate the improved cooperation within teams, the connection of so called isolated ‘competence islands’: designers, engineers and manufacturers are forced to work cross-departmentally from the beginning thanks to digital prototyping! Format discontinuity goes hand in hand with individual, isolated and non-interacting work methods, designer develop their ideas in part on paper, some engineers still choose the analog drawing table or work with their own systems that are not compatible with the design or production department. Often, there are also different systems being used within engineering, for example for electrical engineering on one and mechanical engineering on the other side. Another, very important aspect; older systems do not offer automated processes for editing engineering change requests from the manufacturing process. Digital prototypes combine design data from all different stages of the development process from all departments into one central model, simulating the complete product!

 

Globalization

Another aspect is the geographical distribution of development centers throughout all international time zones, creating the foundation for a continuous development around the clock. Even though some social, cultural and technical questions still need to be solved, it is obvious that virtual working is an imperative requirement for a 24-hour development. Communication between all involved parties in this kind of decentralized development is a key factor! Support of verbal information via graphic representation increases information exchange tremendously.