Display and interact with data in 3D
Viewing thousands of data points on traditional dashboards often involves sifting through many layers to reach the desired data. Using UrsaLeo 3D models, you can view and interact with data from a birds’ eye view and zoom or pan to reach the information you need quickly and easily. Because you can import not only IoT data, but asset and maintenance data as well, this single screen will become your digital command center to assess the health of your environment.
A photorealistic 3D digital twin can be an ideal way to show customers your products, especially if they are bulky and hard to move. Displaying a digital twin on a flat screen or in VR at a customer’s offices or at a trade show can be a very effective way to promote your product.
Physical prototypes take time and money to create and can often be expensive to ship to customers. A digital twin can be created earlier in the design process and ‘shipped’ to customers with the click of a button. Feedback gathered can then be used to iterate the design before real prototypes are created, saving you and your customers time and money.
Capturing how experienced operators use a product is often a major headache. Digital twins can literally record the interactions and present them to future users as an instructional video.
Training new operators by using a digital twin can save time and money. It can also remove any safety concerns of using dangerous machinery. Combined with knowledge capture from experienced operators, a very effective virtual training program can be created.
Monitoring products in the field in 3D can provide much more information than a simple dashboard. Context is provided, spatially aware alerts can be created, and unique visualizations such as zoom, pan, xray, and heatmaps can be used to enhance the data displayed on the twin and give your team immediate insight.
Digital twins are built around collaboration allowing remote parties to collaborate using the twin and the real unit. This allows remote experts to instruct local operators or even to directly maintain equipment from afar.
Finding problems in complex 3D environments can be challenging. When an alert is triggered by excess pressure in a valve, how do you know what’s caused that excess pressure? Where in the facility is the valve exactly? Using a 3D environment, greater context can be provided and show the interactions between disparate pieces of equipment.
Displaying the physical location of forklift tracks on a factory floor or people inside a building has a number of applications including the monitoring of social distancing either in the factory or in the office.
Reporting is needed to catalogue events either for management, compliance, or insurance purposes. Using many of the techniques noted above, a digital twin can provide a “video” of what happened. This feature can also be used to create instructional videos for training and troubleshooting.
Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) are becoming more prevalent. Touch and voice controls are commonplace. Virtual and augmented reality applications are expanding. 3D technology makes these HMIs easier to implement and roll out to your organization.