Background and Achievements
Theorem have created device and data agnostic experiences for the engineering and manufacturing industries. Our out-of-the box Visualization, Design Review, Production Build and Production Layout experiences are some of the first solutions that support the majority of AR and MR devices and can facilitate collaborative working regardless of the device type or time zone. Our Visualization Pipeline technology is the true enabler. This is a server based engine that quickly and easily optimises CAD and PLM assets for use in any of the experiences on any supported device.
Challenges to be addressed by AR
Theorem’s experiences aim to close the ‘cognitive gap’ by using AR and MR to visualize 3D data at full scale and in context (known as spatial computing). Closing the gap between the digital and physical world presents an opportunity to exploit the power of digital product development and digital manufacturing as a competitive advantage.
Why AR is a strategic area
AR is a fundamental component of the strategic road map for Theorem Solutions. Augmenting reality with additional contextual information that is necessary for the completion of the user’s task is a shift-change in how tasks will be completed in the coming years. Whether that is integrating a new piece of hardware in an electromechanical system, or maintaining a product in a remote location, providing the user with this additional information in context and at real scale provides all the necessary information to complete the task correctly first time.
This technology will help drive down costs across the product life cycle, from initial conception, through design, manufacturing, and eventual assembly on a production line. This is not just aimed at the development of the product, but can also be used for maintenance. This is a truly process changing and enabling technology; an augmented enabled worker will never have to go and lookup information- it’s right at their fingertips!