TechViz - Blog - AR / VR for engineering

CATIA V5 to VR: Enhance your CAD design process with no data conversion

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jul 4, 2023 5:43:09 PM

Looking for a way to enhance your design/engineering/manufacturing process when working with CATIA V5 models? A great solution lies in 1:1 scale visualization with Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). These immersive technologies close the gap between the 2D screen of your CAD application and the physical world, and allow industries to exploit the power of digital prototyping as a competitive advantage.

And it gets even better when no 3D data is translated from your native CATIA V5 application to the VR environment.

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Topics: Virtual Reality (VR), VR software, Vr design review, 3D data visualization, Manufacturing Industry, AR/VR collaboration

SolidWorks to AR / VR: Empowering engineers to build better products

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Mar 10, 2023 10:15:00 AM

Some companies spend countless hours building prototypes in real life and conducting tests on physical products. CAD software like SolidWorks have helped many engineers and designers by enabling them to work with 3D models. What if you could go even further with virtual reality?

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Topics: finger tracking, body tracking, VR software, VR engineering, Vr design review, AR/VR collaboration, hand tracking, virtual assembly

How does a 3D model become a virtual prototype on a VR system?

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jan 23, 2023 12:24:48 PM

Are you tired of viewing your 3D data on a computer screen, unable to fully grasp the potential of your designs? Look no further than VR prototyping. With VR technology, product design process can become more efficient and accurate, by allowing designers and engineers to visualize and test designs in a virtual environment.

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Topics: vr headsets, VR software, Vr design review, 3D data visualization, Immersive room / CAVE, Powerwall, VR hardware

7 use case of Virtual Reality in the pharmaceutical industry

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Dec 2, 2022 9:45:21 AM

Immersive technologies play a crucial role in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry worldwide. According to a report from Statista, the market for augmented and virtual technology in medicine and pharma will grow by $4.64 million by 2025 thanks to many advancements in the healthcare industry in recent years.

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Topics: Vr design review, Specialized training, Manufacturing Industry, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, AR/VR collaboration

5 use case where professionals need VR finger tracking for engineering

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Nov 9, 2022 4:26:33 PM

Many industries are adopting AR and VR technologies inside their processes. For most use cases, traditional handheld controllers are more than enough in product-design and production processes. But for some precise use cases, adding VR finger tracking and haptic feedbacks is a real game-changer.

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Topics: finger tracking, Workstation ergonomics, VR engineering, Vr design review, cockpit ergonomics, Specialized training, AR/VR collaboration, hand tracking

4 use cases for virtual reality in the military and defense industry

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Nov 2, 2022 10:21:00 AM

The history of VR has often been influenced by the defense industry. One of the first VR projects was developed in the 1960s for a US military combat system. Virtual reality has always played a significant role in the military field and was adopted by all services: Army, Navy, and Air Force. It is mostly used for Army training purposes, but there are other use cases where VR is a powerful tool.

“We need to train the way we fight and fight the way we train.”

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Topics: vr headsets, Vr design review, VR maintenance, Specialized training, AR/VR collaboration, VR hardware

How VR is Transforming the Energy Sector

Posted by Laurena M'Baye on Feb 16, 2022 3:01:45 PM

The energy sector is in the midst of a tremendous shift as it embraces the use of virtual reality software (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology on a global scale.

Using this technology has improved processes for engineers, resulting in better decisions, higher efficiency, and reduced costs. Traditionally, product designs have been rendered in 3D on a computer. After approval, a prototype is created to determine whether the physical rendering fits together well, is ergonomically sound, etc. With advances in virtual reality and augmented reality, a new product can be viewed in the early stages of the design process. Companies can focus on correcting errors at this stage before moving on to production.

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Topics: Vr design review, 3D data visualization, Specialized training, Energy Industry, AR/VR collaboration

What is AR for business? [with Use Cases]

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Dec 1, 2021 4:42:31 PM

Imagine that you are in the market for a new equipment, but instead of looking into catalogues or websites, you want to see how it fits in your workplace. Layering virtual objects and other digital mediums into our daily lives can sound like something out of a Science Fiction movie. But with smartphones and other devices becoming a huge part of our daily lives, Augmented Reality (AR) has already changed our daily lives, and our businesses.

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Topics: Augmented Reality (AR), Vr design review, 3D data visualization, Automotive Industry, Architecture & Construction, Research & Education, Aerospace & Aeronautics, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

How to optimize design and production in aeronautics with VR?

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jun 25, 2021 1:59:58 PM

Designing and manufacturing aircrafts is quite a challenge. The million parts composing a plane must be as light as possible, while extremely resistant, and they must be assembled in a precise order. This has to be done in a context of fully globalized supply chains, with subassemblies prepared in different locations across the globe.

 Hence you should watch for some key issues: 

  • The risk of conception errors is multiplied by the number of contractors and workers involved in the project
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Topics: Vr design review, Manufacturing Industry, Aerospace & Aeronautics, virtual assembly

How AR/VR helps tooling & machinery harness Smart Factories potential

Posted by Thomas Serrurier on Mar 29, 2021 3:47:14 PM

For machine tool manufacturers, Virtual Reality offers many important opportunities. Indeed, an increasing number of their customers have embraced the Smart Factory concept, in other words the use of advanced CAD systems as well as data-driven manufacturing. With this, the core of the tooling industry has shifted from simple machining technology to more sophisticated and advanced horizontal / vertical machining centers, Computer Numerical Control and multitasking part processing, making it an increasingly complex environment that Virtual Reality can help navigate.

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Topics: Vr design review, Manufacturing Industry, AR/VR collaboration