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How 3D Digital Assets Make Perfect Visualization Tools

September 21, 2017

 

Digital assets are the lynchpin in the running of many modern businesses.

 

Whether you're a mining company, factory, plant, farm, or school, digitizing your data in a meaningful way is a great way to ensure the integrity of your product. 

 

Three-dimensional multimedia has documented benefits in everything from product testing to site management.

 

In today's article, we'll be taking a closer look at using 3D digital assets to improve the way you handle your data. As a visual element, it brings a level of control and representation to your work that's hard to find anywhere else.

 

Digitise Your Assets In Three Dimensions

Digital assets are defined as being any data that exists in binary format and is permitted for use by any group or business.

 

Simple enough. This definition can also include 3D models of objects of various sizes. Anything that constitutes a piece of business data can be an asset, for use in business or private settings.

 

Whether you're dealing with site models or 3D representations of sales for a specific quarter, there's always a reason to go 3D.

 

Using a visualization platform to process and view one of these digital assets, you have access to more information than ever. 

 

But how does it work?

 

The How

In today's fast-moving digital arena, businesses need to adapt if they want to stay ahead. 3D visualizations are common form of digital assets used by many businesses. That said, advancements in technology have made this tech more sophisticated than ever before. And that makes it valuable to you.

 

Information is gathered, in order to generate a complete, accurate model of the component in question. The end product is a multimedia experience that puts the product in your hands, so to speak, allowing you to look at it from any angle you can imagine.

 

Combining 3D models into a comprehensive information package (or "as-built") offers valuable insights. More than just "looking good", this is actually a comprehensive representation of your business data.

 

For plant managers and O&M technicians, information about specific structures makes up a multimedia package.

 

There is a massive range of data you can include in a structure model like this. Everything from RBI Risk Matrixes to maintenance plans and operational settings becomes accessible. Add to this list handy metrics and tools like corrosion loops and NDT data, and it's easy to see how the benefits of a system like this might add up.

 

As if this weren't enough, the model is also linked to your CMMS databases, connecting the visual component with all of your plant data.

 

Moreover, because the software directly links this information to a visual 3D model, users can see how it applies to the item in question, in real time. 

 

As a final note on using this technology in your plant or factory site, keep in mind that 3D models are the first step in making a 3D print. Once you have a detailed representation of your data, you can take a physical model with you to meetings, or onto the site, for reference.

 

The Why

Because 3D visualization multimedia works in angles outside of traditional 2D plans, there's more room to look around. This allows for a degree of interactivity you won't find in traditional images, videos or sounds.

 

And that, at the heart of it, is why it's such a valuable digital asset to have in your business arsenal. 

 

Engineers or technicians can take virtual tours of the plant from offsite. As they're being "shown around", they can physically turn, zoom in and out, and otherwise inspect the location in impossible ways.

 

As they're doing that, they're getting reports on things like structural steel properties and Risk Inspection. 

 

All of this equates to a digital asset that gives you full access to every inch of your product. no matter how big or small. In the case of onsite data visualization, it's hard to beat a 3D model for accuracy, representation, and aesthetics.

 

The Where

Of course, even the most comprehensive resource is useless, if you don't know where to use it. 

 

3D multimedia digital assets offer businesses a chance to translate their data into meaningful icons they can use in a variety of ways.

 

Some areas where plant owners, operators, and general managers may use 3D modeling in building planning include:

 

Benchmarking

It's inevitable: key performance data comes up during the building and maintenance of a building. Often, this is information that would have been great to know before you started.


The upside to this is that this information can be invaluable in creating and maintaining your next site.

 

Visualize the operation of a site using 3D multimedia is rewarding. Using this information, set new standards for safety, sustainability, and output for your other sites. With accurate, easy-to-decipher information at the ready, benchmarking your site's performance is easy.

 

CRM

Client Relationship Management (CRM) refers to the ways businesses analyze their client interactions.

 

3D multimedia can help building managers identify areas where visitors are being held up, or stuck too far away from vital offices. Some examples of this include hospitals, schools, factories, and plants. 

 

Digital Asset Management

Digital asset management is at the center of a lot of business operations. These project components influence resources and costs, and, of course, the timeline of the project itself. 

 

3D modeling can help you depict construction and maintenance budgets. It's also an accurate way to exhibit related running costs for your facility. In terms of digital asset management solutions, this is a resource with the potential to save you a lot of money.

 

Start Using 3D Modeled Digital Assets Today

The benefits of three-dimensional models in project management can't be overstated. 

Everything from architecture to CRM data can have its space represented in 3D. What's more, once you've got a model to work with, editing software makes it easy to add to and take away from these files, as your site changes.

 

For more on these and other advanced solutions in reverse engineering, 3D modeling, and technician services, contact us today!

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