Virtual Reality in Product Development

In addition to design, product development also focuses on hedging the functionality of the product.

The Digital Mock-Up (DMU) or digital experiment model refers to a realistic, computer-generated experimental model that is primarily used to replace some of the very expensive, real-world product testing of computer simulations. The use of Virtual Reality in the DMU is primarily aimed at visualizing, experiencing and communicating very complex geometries in their entire spatiality. At the same time, interaction via 6DOF inputs and head tracking is improved.

Checking the functional capability of a product may include the simulation of structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, ergonomics, usability, assistance systems, etc.

The Virtual Acceptance is about receiving the release of the product (such as a machine) by the customer  or by an approving authority (such as TÜV) based on the VR model.

Furthermore, the manufacturability (i.e. mountability) can be secured by using a VR model, provided that an efficient and ergonomic work process exists.

Areas of application

  • Virtual Mock-Up
  • Hedging product functionality
  • Virtual acceptance / certification
  • Service Engineering / Securing Seriveability
  • Hedging manufacturability

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