VR in engineering : the renewal of practices

What is the contribution of VR in engineering ?

The huge advantage that enable VR, particularly in the context of an engineering project in the design phase, is to put two or more people in a real situation. In the engineering sector, many projects require a lot of validation steps particularly when it comes to technically complex and particularly innovative projects. VR in engineering enable to facilitate all those steps.

Involve an end customer from the design phase

All the design reviews realised during the conception process, throughout milestones, enable this step-by-step validation on the project progress. On that basis reviews, project experts or clients (in other words the reviewers) will be able to share their agreements and disagreements. In that particular case, in which the support is the review, all the validation process on the business creation will be possible thanks to a VR solution framed on the business needs of engineering.

For instance, it is possible to create reviews for a client letting him to stop choices on equipments, amenities, specific provisions or colors, etc. In this way, the client is involved in a real VR conception and production process, even before the final phase of production.

In other words, it is a virtual, sector-specific, bespoke configurator that SkyReal as a virtual reality solution publisher is able to produce.


VR in engineering contribute to streamline design and production costs

Sectoral branches such as aeronautics (Airbus) require the use of a large number of parts, often subcontracted to different companies and dedicated to final production. The integration and the assembly of those parts are fundamental because the diversity of the parts produced makes the process relatively complex and expensive.

Test complex hypotheses and rationalize costs

Coordination for such a set of tasks also plays a very important role. Indeed, the role of the integrator will initially be to specify, to communicate and to handle received elements in the final assembly process. Finally, he will have to check the correspondence and the accuracy of the elements produced in relation to the expected objectives.

The use of VR in engineering, in this last expensive step and where the level of risk analysis is high, can now be tested as part of a virtual reality simulation.

Anticipate by producing 3D specifications specific to the engineering project

To go further, it is possible to make design specification by the architect. With CAD projectors, designers specify their ideas and explain what the technical drawing will look like.

SkyReal by relying on its VR software solution, enable to directly make 3D specification volume. This give the possibility to allocate volumes to the available space or to establish the technical routing of the paths through which will pass cables and pipes of a structure.Which contributes to the rationalization of final production costs.

VR in engineering : the renewal of practices


A tool box designed for an optimized virtual experience

To facilitate the VR collaboration, the step-by-step validation process or the true reproduction of engineering business use, SkyReal has developed functions able to accurately reproduce human skills and gesture.

Customizable CAD solution, dedicated to user experience

Conception Aided Design (CAD) solution includes collaboration between two or more individuals gathered in a VR environment, the ability to measure objects and parts, to move components and return positions. It is taking account all that concern manipulation, annotation and interactions on a project, in aim to test and check if the product is properly assembled.

Features to design your own virtual reality environment

We can also find volume functions for VR conception and design, which allow the creation of work spaces, consistent with the project requirements.

Are also included the possibilities to change lights, texture or the addition of an environment around the product (a ship at sea, a plane parked in a warehouse etc.).

Behind those functions, the aim is to facilitate the most the takeover of the VR environment and its customization.