Virtual Engineering in Process and Plant Engineering

This industrial working group bundles users, suppliers, service providers and researchers in the thematic interface between virtual reality and plant engineering. Topics from both the process industry and the manufacturing industry are addressed. The working group events take place together with the working group "Laser Scanning and VR in Plant Engineering" under the common title "Use of Digital Models and Methods in the Plant Life Cycle". The "Zweckverband zur Förderung des Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Sachsen-Anhalt e.V." (FASA) and the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) Fellbach are organizing this joint event with the aim of bundling interests and cultivating professional exchange. The working groups meet at various locations throughout Germany.


  • VR in Basic Engineering (Official planning, general development, terrain model, roads, railways, existing buildings)
  • Planning variants
  • Virtual plant inspections
  • Virtual incident and accident analyzes (direction of propagation pollutants, interpretation, diagnosis, search for fault location, elimination, escape route planning)
  • Construction support (pipeline construction, installation / removal inspections)
  • Virtual Mock-Ups, conveyor technology
  • Simulation applications (process technology, automation)
  • Detail Enginering with VR (ergonomics, NVH, safety)
  • Building & Retrofit
  • Inventory recording by using laser scanning
  • Mixed-data processing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Hardware in the Loop
  • Training and qualification with VR
  • Commissioning support
  • Revamp and Revision with VR