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System setup for Augmented Reality Technology that matches your demand metaio Engineer integrates various components to set up a high quality AR System. These systems usually consist of four different elements: tracking, real images, virtual content and visualization. Tracking is the centerpiece and our core technology. The perspective and coordinates of a camera, the so-called â€œposeâ€?, are determined optically, with external or internal sensors.
Optical Marker Tracking
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Depending on the use case, a wide range of virtual content is applicable, from simple text or symbols to 3D models that originate from a CAD system. Visualization means that the actual scene and virtual content are aligned correctly regarding perspective, scale and position, while being displayed for the user. Generally speaking, it is possible to process either freezed-frames or moving pictures from
different kinds of cameras: webcams are a good compromise for simple and cost-efficient tasks, in which accuracy is of lower importance. Industrial cameras qualify for superimposing live pictures with medium-precision and may be combined with external sensors in addition, like e.g. a measuring arm. Photorealistic impressions and highly accurate results are best realized with a modern Single-Lens Reflex or Mirrorless System Camera.
metaio Engineer supports multiple file formats for virtual content: standards like VRML, JT, PLM XML, OSB as well as CSB. It also enables to display diverse file formats within the same Augmented Reality scene.
Determines the Camera Pose
Image source of the actual scene
Optical Feature Tracking
External Sensor Tracking
Single-Lens Reflex Camera
Displays the virtual superimposed content
Information to be superimposed correctly with regards to perspective, scale and position
Head Mounted Display
Exemplary use cases Various possibilities: scenarios & benefits Comparison of States
→→ Determine deviations →→ Detect collisions →→ Analyze build quality
→→ Faster visual verification of potential error sources →→ Reduces or replaces need for physical prototypes →→ Reliable basis for making decisions
→→ Evaluate design alternatives →→ Visualize simulation results →→ Get overall look-and-feel
→→ Analysis based on actual proportions, scaled in 1:1 →→ Early detection of design faults →→ Simplifies discussion between stakeholders and deciders
→→ Plan machine layouts and operative spaces →→ Plan working environment →→ Compare planning alternatives
→→ Early detection of planning faults →→ Reduces time and costs for planning →→ Reliable basis for making decisions
→→ Visualize assembly & disassembly steps →→ Show process information →→ Live instructions for repair and service personnel
→→ Embeds quality control in the process →→ Reduces training time in assembly and maintenance →→ Intuitive and enriched product experience
→→ Trainings →→ Workshops →→ Presentations
→→ Simplifies communication →→ Better understanding of complex products and processes →→ Possibility to display elements or procedures that are internal or not visible from outside
Factory & Facility Planning
Assembly & Maintenance
Education & Training
Construction Site Planning
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→→ Visualize the logistics on site →→ Check building site preparation →→ Align with circumjacent housing
→→ Gives you general impression regarding urban development →→ Provides task-related information on the spot →→ Cuts simulation costs
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Published on Mar 20, 2013