Within the maritime industry, the 3D CAD model has established itself as the basis for different operations, ranging from construction right up to building tasks. Different applications impose varying requirements on the 3D CAD model, which often necessitates elaborate and manual processing. Thus, different requirements arise for a model that is used as basis for a simulation compared to a model that is used for a high-quality visualization. In order to use the CAD model for a high-quality visualization, for example, additional information like texture information have to be added. This demanding process has to be repeated over and over again as the model changes continuously up until the completion, or the process has to take place on the basis of data that quickly becomes outdated.
Aim of the Project
Being able to automatically derive visualization and simulation models from a continuously changing CAD model imposes special requirements on the data structures. It is essential to create a loose coupling between the CAD model and the additional information that is needed for simulations and visualizations. In order to achieve this, the project partners work together with Nordic Yards to set up an indicated data model. Furthermore, it will be investigated how a visual model can be automatically created on the basis of semantic information. Where this is not possible, the project partners will research procedures for the repeatable and feasible manual enhancement with visual information.
Research focuses of Fraunhofer IGD
The research of Fraunhofer IGD especially aims to improve the possibilities to train maintenance staff sophistically. In order to achieve this, a functional simulation model as well as a visual model with high optical quality have to be derived as early as possible. Due to the needed effort and the time requirements, it is necessary to perform this automated to some extent. The technologies for the improved training opportunities will be developed further and brought to product maturity after the completion of the project.
Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research