The Liebherr Group, one of the largest equipment manufacturers based in Switzerland, has released an update to their lift Crane Planner software which now allows users wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset to virtually walk around the application.
Released as part of the Crane Planner 2.0 release, the new VR mode offers more opportunists then ever before for users to improve their workflow. By taking detailed information and CAD data to build the 3D environment and models, users can now experience them first hand by exploring the detailed models themselves, within the application and virtual space. This offers user a chance to see how the crane set up will look on site, aiding in surveying the work and evaluating possible risks.
One of the more powerful features of Crane Planner 2.0 is how every movement of the cranes and equipment generates planning data which can be used on site. This means that all the needed movements on the job site can be performed within the application and then transfers to the real-world. Of course, with the option to now work in VR, users will have the chance to work from an overhead view point, walking around the model as though it was on a tabletop or switch to a 1:1 scale mode. In both of these models the user will be able to interact with the equipment, generating data on every movement.
By becoming fulled immersed in the virtual environment, there are now more ways for users to view, experience and work. Though many of the benefits including the freedom to work from different angles it also offers many more when it comes to surveying health and safety. If a crane is needed to work in a small space, being able to see it up close and personal will assist in ensuring no collisions or injures occur. Crane Planner 2.0 also has accurate load moment limiter (LML) data for the cranes to ensure that they react accordingly to the weight they are limited to move.
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Source: Liebherr Bring Virtual Reality To Their Crane Planning Software