The Visualization Experience provides the ability to review 3D assets, and view 3D models at full-scale, in whichever XR output device a user chooses. The application is available in Virtual Reality, Mixed Realty headsets and on desktop and laptop devices. Exploiting the power of ‘consumer XR’, the application empowers engineers to inspect 3D data in a spatial context, visualizing their models at full scale.
The Visualization Experience provides the essential tools to view, navigate, explode, section and measure, in addition to displaying metadata from CAD, and has the ability to display other data (including data pulled from external databases) alongside the 3D content.
In Virtual Reality you can view your 3D models at full-scale in a virtual context (scene), potentially simulating an environment that is not readily accessible, or doesn’t exist physically yet. In Mixed Reality, you can view a hologram of your 3D assets at full size in the real world, which gives true spatial context to the model. Mixed Reality can instantly highlight any interference with physical objects.
Engineering companies have a major 3D asset - their CAD data. The Visualization Experience enables engineers to see their product (3D CAD assets) at full scale and in context and be immersed in it. CAD cannot do that. The CAD user is looking at their 3D data through a 2D device- it is not at scale or in context.
By facilitating that, the Visualization Experience enables engineers to assess the look and feel, the scale, and spatial elements of the product in a more intuitive way. Scale means clashes or interference with other items is instantly understood. The aesthetics of a product are easily understood when you can walk around or get inside of the product. Using Virtual Reality you can see your product in the context of a full digital world. Using Mixed and Augmented Reality you can see your product in your world, your office, showroom or factory. Seeing it in context closes the Cognitive Gap.
Like all Theorem-XR experiences the Visualization Experience can be used in collaboration mode, enabling engineers to visualize 3D data with colleagues in different offices or working from home.
Preparing data for the Visualization Experience is a seamless fully automated process using the Visualization Pipeline. You can “save as” from your CAD session, drag and drop from the file system or drive it directly from your PLM workflow.