Augmented Reality in Engineering


AR Engineering; As Fast As BMW!

As they say, to see Germany's future, look at its cars! We might add look at how those cars are made and how the future industries will look like. According to the BMW Group, they are using augmented reality (AR) technology for their engineering department and the result has been astonishing so far. BMW has saved up to 12 month, from individual vehicle sections through to complex production stages. These German engineers enjoy the superimposition based augmented reality with holographic 3D models to evaluate different concepts in as fast as a minute. They also can collaborate with different teams and experts around the world and find errors in the early stages of design. They are also able to supervise assembly and adjust them in an agile manner. But enough about the Germans, let’s dive into the world of engineering as ARindu dives into making augmented reality with world-class accuracy.

From Augmented Field to Real Office; As Safe as houses

When it comes to engineering, there’s nothing like having a hands-on view of what is going to be built or designed. Using augmented reality helps engineering communicate freely from Field to office via 3D models that improve communication and productivity and reduces cost drastically. You can always capture, set up, and augment 360 degree photos to and benefit from a virtual site model. By doing so, first you can work with your colleagues to evaluate the risks associated with the whole project and take the best course of action ahead. 

Without Real Accuracy, There won’t be Augmented Engineering

Consistent accuracy and precision even with digital gadget is not always possible. That’s when Augmented Reality comes into play. Imagine you’re building a car, finding the best spot to place the engine, the dimension of the car and the trunk all need utmost accuracy. All of these calculation and estimation can easily be done by AR. Also, every part of your product can accurately be measured via AR; for instance, you can simply tape measure length of the walls in a building and ground your decision-making in realistic fact and sound analysis.