In a single design or development – be it a housing project, a new pipeline or set of switchgear there are frequently multiple suppliers, using multiple design tools to develop each and every element. Different software may be used to develop and design each component, which makes it something of a challenge to merge them all together into a single cohesive 3D model.
So how can this issue be overcome?
It’s not going to be easy. But if we want to avoid having to construct the majority of a full 3D model from scratch, or simply estimate some of the key elements it’s an issue that will need to be resolved.
The ability to creating realistic, virtual reality environments, that can genuinely be used to demonstrate products is going to be a game changer in our industry, being at the forefront of developments is vital.