Using virtual reality for design reviews
In a not far future scenario, the designer responsible for designing a vessel, like a boat, and the DNV GL approval engineer responsible for approving the design can conduct a virtual design review meeting on a virtual 3D model of the vessel.
In a not far future scenario, the designer responsible for designing the vessel and the DNV GL approval engineer responsible for approving the design can conduct a virtual design review meeting on a virtual 3D model of the vessel.
Consider the following scenario:
- There exist a 3D structural model of the vessel
- The 3D model can be rendered using standard rendering techniques
- The designer and the approval engineer (AE) would like to review the model together using virtual technology, e.g. the Microsoft HoloLens.
- The designer and the AE are not at the same location
- The AE would like to navigate the 3D model using gestures to identify the problem areas
- The designer will see the model move due to the actions by the AE
- The EA would like to annotate the 3D model to identify the location of the problem area
- The AE would like to display the DNV GL rules together with the 3D model
- The AE would like to link the requirements (e.g. the DNV GL rules) which need to be fulfilled by the designer
- At the end of the session, the 3D model will contain a list of annotations which the designer has to resolve before the design can be approved.
The task for the student will be to use virtual reality technology to enable parties viewing the same 3D model and simultaneously interact on it. Focus will be on creating a good user experience for interacting and annotating the 3D model with comments (text and/or handmade sketches)