Discover the new frontier of XReality collaboration at Digitalrealities.com

Digitalrealities.com is now live!

Launched specifically for our Digital Realities product suite supporting the latest immersive XR technologies (Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality).

Learn how to use your 3D CAD and PLM assets in the latest data and device agnostic task-focused experiences for Design, Manufacturing and Production, as well as the complementing and innovative Visualization Pipeline technology.

The Visualization Pipeline is a server based technology that rapidly processes and delivers CAD and PLM assets to both Theorem’s Experiences, or your own Experiences and Applications, optimised and output for consumption by a range of applications – 3D Engines, Photorealistic Rendering, Styling and Lightweight viewers.

Our Digital Realities suite enables engineering and manufacturing companies to leverage and work with existing 3D CAD and PLM assets at full scale in a 3D spatial context (spatial computing), helping to improve processes, and reduce the cognitive gap that exists between the real and digital worlds.

Our AR, MR and VR experiences are available for a wide range of low cost, portable devices – tablets, smartphones and Head Mounted Displays (HMD’s). And because they are data and device agnostic, you can use the same data across all devices.

Having data and device neutrality will protect your CAD and PLM investments even as technologies and devices develop and change.

Our Digital Realities product suite for XR is bringing a new dimension to traditional collaboration methods.

To support the launch of digitalrealities.com Theorem Solutions have commissioned a White Paper that is available to download “The Next Frontier of Collaboration”.

To download the white paper, please visit: https://www.digitalrealities.com/xr-the-cognitive-gap

Visit www.digitalrealities.com and start your Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality journey!

Theorem will be taking part in ProSTEP iViP’s JT Open Day 2018

The ProSTEP iViP association is hosting its fourth JT Open Day on 5th November 2018 in Wolfsburg, Germany, and we will be presenting our current capabilities to support the JT standard as well as utilising JT data within our Digital Realities solutions.

The JT Day highlights the importance of JT as an industry-oriented, powerful, flexible and lightweight data format for the display and reuse of 3D data, and will also provide information on the use of JT as a multi-disciplinary 3D solution for the digital enterprise.

We have been developing JT solutions since 1998 and are a founder member of the JT Open program. We are particularly proud of our strong relationship with Siemens and the JT Open program, which enables our JT products and solutions to consistently keep pace with new JT enhancements and developments.

Our Digital Realities product range is a suite of client/server based applications that streamline the delivery and interactive manipulation of engineering CAD, Visualization and PLM data, including JT assets, on to the latest AR, MR and VR devices.

There are four pre-built, task specific Experiences available out of the box – Visualization, Design Review, Production Layout and Production Build-with each experience allowing you to load JT design data and quickly go to work on a wide range of devices such as MR and VR headsets, Tablets and Smartphones.

Demonstrations of the experiences will be available on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, iOS and Android Tablets and Smartphones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

To complement our Digital Realities experiences we have also launched our Visualization Pipeline technology, which is a server based technology that rapidly processes data assets into a wide variety of formats for use in 3D Engines – Unity and Unreal, Photorealistic Rendering, Styling, other lightweight viewers, or for use in AR/MR/VR tools and applications.

Engineering and Manufacturing businesses are increasingly looking into the benefits of using AR, MR and VR to improve processes and collaboration, cut costs and make access to data easier.

Integrating these innovative technologies into existing workflows opens up new ways of working, and modernises current processes, futureproofing them as technology evolves, and ultimately saves organisations time and money in the long run.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

 

Check out Theorem’s latest Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Experiences at Siemens PLM Europe 2018

We are looking forward to exhibiting as a Gold partner sponsor again at Siemens PLM Europe 2018, taking place in Berlin, Germany from 29th-31st October 2018.

We are taking this opportunity to showcase our newly launched Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Experiences for Visualization, Design Reviews, Manufacturing Build and Factory Layout- part of our Digital Realities product portfolio-that are offering new and innovative ways of utilizing design and manufacturing data for the Siemens JT and NX user.

Our Digital Realities product range is a suite of client/server based applications that streamline the delivery and interactive manipulation of engineering CAD and PLM data on AR, MR and VR devices.

Demonstrations of the experiences will be available at stand #25 on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, iOS and Android Tablets and Smartphones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM data assets from NX and JT, and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases which adds further value to the Digital Realities application.

Engineering and Manufacturing businesses are increasingly looking into the benefits of using AR, MR and VR to improve processes and collaboration, cut costs and make access to data easier. Digital Realities is helping to make that possible with a single application.

To complement our Digital Realities experiences we have also launched our Visualization Pipeline technology, which is a server based technology that rapidly processes CAD data into a wide variety of formats for use in 3D Engines – Unity and Unreal, Photorealistic Rendering or AR/MR/VR tools, applications, and with lightweight viewers.

You will also be able to find out more about our Publish 3D suite which offers a 3D PDF publishing solution for organisations who design with NX or who want to extend the use of their JT data to create interactive 3D documentation – 3D PDF’s.

As a long standing Siemens PLM solution partner and Vendor Member of the JT Open initiative our latest productivity enhancing solutions for 3D PDF document publishing and Digital Realities portfolio are revolutionizing the way in which NX and JT users can interact with their CAD and Visualization data.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem are taking part in ProSTEP iViP and AFNeT’s STEP AP242 Day in Toulouse

ProSTEP iViP and AFNeT associations are hosting a STEP AP242 day on October 17th, 2018 at the Airbus facility in Toulouse, and we will be presenting our current capabilities to support the STEP AP242 standard and accessing the data within our Digital Realities solutions.

We have long been active members of PDES Inc and the ProSTEP iViP Association helping lead the development of STEP technology.

The event is targeting Automotive, Aerospace and Defense OEMs and suppliers, as well as PLM editors and integrators, and will focus on how to enforce the use of ISO 10303:242 and STEP standard series for an end to end 3D MBD and PLM metadata exchange to reduce collaboration cost and lead time.

Our Digital Realities product range is a suite of client/server based applications that streamline the delivery and interactive manipulation of engineering CAD and PLM data, including STEP data, on AR, MR and VR devices.

There are four pre-built, task specific Experiences available out of the box –

  • Visualization
  • Design Review
  • Production Layout
  • Production Build

Each experience allows you to optimise and utilize your STEP data using the Digital Realities – Server which can then be quickly and easily streamed to a wide range of devices for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, such as MR and VR headsets, Smart Glasses, Tablets and Smartphones.

Our experiences are currently available on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, iOS and Android Tablets and Smartphones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

To complement our Digital Realities experiences we have also launched our Visualization Pipeline technology, which is a server based technology that rapidly processes CAD data into a wide variety of formats for use in 3D Engines – Unity and Unreal, Photorealistic Rendering or AR/MR/VR tools, applications and with lightweight viewers.

Engineering and Manufacturing businesses are increasingly looking into the benefits of using AR, MR and VR to improve processes and collaboration, cut costs and make access to data easier.

Integrating these innovative technologies into existing workflows opens up new ways of working, and modernises current processes, futureproofing them as technology evolves, and ultimately saves organisations time and money in the long run.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem to launch latest range of AR, MR and VR Experiences at AWE Europe 2018

We are excited to be exhibiting at AWE Europe for the first time in 2018 – we will be on stand #109 in the Sponsors Pavilion at the MOC Exhibition Center in Munich on 18th/19th October to launch and demonstrate our newest innovations in visualization and server based technology.

We will be launching our ‘Digital Realities’ range of Engineering and Manufacturing based Experiences that utilise existing CAD and PLM assets in the latest Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality devices. In addition we will also be launching the ‘Visualization Pipeline’ server technology.

Our Digital Realities product range is a suite of client/server based applications that streamline the delivery and interactive manipulation of engineering CAD and PLM data on AR, MR and VR devices.

There are four pre-built, task specific Experiences available out of the box- Visualization, Design Review, Production Layout and Production Build-with each experience allowing you to load CAD and PLM design data and quickly go to work on a wide range of devices such as MR and VR headsets, Smart Glasses, Tablets and Smartphones.

Demonstrations of the experiences will be available at stand #109 on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, iOS and Android Tablets and Smartphones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

To complement our Digital Realities experiences we are also launching our Visualization Pipeline technology, which is a server based technology that rapidly processes CAD data into a wide variety of formats for use in 3D Engines – Unity and Unreal, Photorealistic Rendering or AR/MR/VR tools, applications and with lightweight viewers.

Engineering and Manufacturing businesses are increasingly looking into the benefits of using AR, MR and VR to improve processes and collaboration, cut costs and make access to data easier. The Visualization Pipeline is helping to make that possible with a single application.

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality is everywhere at the moment and is making its way from the recreational gaming world into the commercial enterprise world. Integrating these innovative technologies into existing engineering and manufacturing workflows opens up new ways of working, and modernises current processes, futureproofing them as technology evolves, and ultimately saves organisations time and money in the long run.

If you are not attending AWE EU 2018 but would like more information on Theorem’s Digital Realities experiences visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Experiences to be showcased at GPDIS 2018

Our participation for the 5th consecutive year at the Global Product Data Interoperability Summit 2018 taking place in Phoenix, Arizona 17th -20th September 2018 underscores our commitment to providing first-class interoperability solutions for the worldwide aerospace industry.

You’ll find us this year on stand #29, where we will be demonstrating our latest visualization innovation that utilises existing CAD and PLM assets in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality devices – known as Digital Realities.

Digital Realities is an out of the box, data and device agnostic, task focused application delivering engineering and manufacturing experiences to the latest digital technologies for:

  • Visualization
  • Design Reviews
  • Manufacturing Build
  • Factory Layout

Engineering and Manufacturing businesses are increasingly looking into the benefits of using AR, MR and VR to improve processes and collaboration, cut costs and make access to data easier. Digital Realities is helping to make that possible with a single application.

Our Principal Technical Consultant Trevor Leeson will be giving a presentation on ‘The Challenges of Working with Digital Twins’, which will discuss how to exploit your existing CAD & PLM assets within the emerging world of Augmented Reality, and the use of digital twin technology for design review, service & maintenance and manufacturing activities.

The experiences utilise existing CAD and PLM data assets from CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA V5, CREO, Inventor, JT, NX, SolidWorks and STEP and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases which adds further value to the experience.

By making these low cost devices accessible, and democratising the use of AR, MR and VR technology, Theorem’s Experiences are opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain.

The Digital Realities App currently supports the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, iOS and Android Tablets and Smartphones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Stop by stand #29 and try out the experiences on the devices for yourself.

We will also be available to offer expert advice on our range of 3D PDF document publishing solutions, CAD Visualisation solutions and STEP translators which all offer significant benefits to aerospace OEMs and supply chain networks.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem will be showcasing experiences for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality at PTC LiveWorx 2018

We will be at this year’s PTC LiveWorx in Boston, USA, from 17th– 20th June 2018.

As a long standing PTC solution partner, the team from Theorem will be there on stand #319 to showcase our latest PLM productivity enhancing solutions for the Creo and Creo View user.

Our widely used Data Exchange and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions for Creo and Creo View are complimented by our 3D PDF publishing and Visualization tools that all support MBD for downstream processes.

You can now also utilize those same CAD and PLM assets in the latest Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices with our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience Application – part of our ‘Digital Realities’ product suite.

Our Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite enables you to publish your Creo data to interactive 3D PDF documents that can be shared internally and externally throughout your supply chain.

Whereas our Multi-CAD plugin allows you to insert Creo files into your CATIA session, and work on them, whilst maintaining associativity in CATIA back to the original Creo formats.

If you need your CAD assets in a lightweight data format, then our Visualize 3D product suite focuses specifically on the direct translation of 3D CAD data from mechanical CAD systems for the purpose of Visualization.

All of which can be reused and optimised for ‘Digital Realities’. At stand #319 you will be able to ‘experience’ our recently released Visualization Experience Application, which currently runs on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, Android and iOS Tablets and Phones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

We will also be holding a ‘Starting your AR, MR and VR Journey’ session in which we will be discussing how engineering and manufacturing organisations can implement Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality technologies into their workflows.

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM data assets and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases, adding further value to the Digital Realities application which is opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you and how do you start your journey?

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem are teaming up with AREA at AR and VR World 2018

At 2018’s AR and VR World on 12th– 14th June (as part of TechXLR8 and London Tech Week), we will be joining forces with AREA at the ExCel, London, to showcase our latest Visualization Experience app for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality.

We have recently released our Visualization Experience app to utilize CAD and PLM data assets in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual reality as part of our Digital Realities product portfolio.

We currently provide experiences for:

  • Augmented Reality: Android, Windows 10 and iOS based devices
  • Mixed Reality: Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

These experiences can also merge data from other databases: ERP, MES and CRM along with proprietary databases to further add value to Digital Realities.

Our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience is the perfect app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, the ‘whys’ and the ‘buts’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day engineering and manufacturing.

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you and how do you start your journey?

Our aim is to get you thinking about the impact that these new technologies can have on your organisation. How using proof of concept for each device type will help to define uses cases and buy-in based on established business processes, whilst leveraging existing CAD and PLM assets. Most importantly, why you should remain device agnostic in an ever evolving digital realm.

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

Our Visualization Experience app must be ‘experienced’ in order to realise its potential, and you will be able to have hands-on demonstrations at the Theorem stand within the AREA pavilion.

By putting these low cost devices into the hands of everybody, and democratising the use of AR, MR and VR, Theorem’s Visualization Experiences are opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Start your AR, MR and VR journey in Engineering at Siemens PLM Connections 2018

We will be attending this year’s Siemens PLM Connections in Phoenix, USA, from 4th– 7th June 2018.

As a long standing Siemens PLM solution partner and Vendor Member of the JT Open initiative, the team from Theorem will be on stand #126 to showcase our latest PLM productivity enhancing solutions for the Siemens NX and JT user.

Our widely used Data Exchange and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions for NX and JT are complimented by our 3D PDF publishing and Visualization tools that all support MBD for downstream processes.

You can now also utilize those same CAD and PLM assets in the latest Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices with our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience Application – part of our ‘Digital Realities’ product suite.

Our Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite enables you to publish your NX and JT data to interactive 3D PDF documents that can be shared internally and externally throughout your supply chain.

Whereas our Multi-CAD plugin allows you to insert JT, NX and Creo files into a CATIA design environment, work with them, whilst maintaining associativity in CATIA back to the original JT, NX and Creo formats.

If you need your CAD assets in a lightweight data format such as 3DXML, JT or Creo View, then our Visualize 3D product suite focuses specifically on the direct translation of 3D CAD data from mechanical CAD systems for the purpose of Visualization.

All of which can be reused and optimised for ‘Digital Realities’. At stand #126 you will be able to ‘experience’ our Mixed Device Visualization Experience Application developed to run in the latest digital technologies:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, Android and iOS Tablets and Phones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If you haven’t yet started thinking about which technology or device is right for your CAD and PLM assets, then the Visualization Experience is the perfect app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, the ‘whys’ and the ‘buts’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day Engineering and Manufacturing.

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you and how do you start your journey?

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM data assets and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases, adding further value to the Digital Realities application which is opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

 

Start your Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality journey with Theorem at UKIEF 2018

We will be exhibiting at the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum on 25th April 2018.

Held at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) in Coventry, UKIEF is an opportunity for us to showcase our Digital Realities product portfolio to some of the UK’s leading engineering organisations.

We have recently released our Visualization Experience app to utilize CAD and PLM data assets in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality.

We currently provide experiences for:

  • Augmented Reality: Android, Windows 10 and iOS based devices
  • Mixed Reality: Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

These experiences utilise existing CAD and PLM data assets, and can also merge data from other databases such as ERP, MES and CRM, along with proprietary databases to further add value to Digital Realities.

We will also be running a ‘Starting your AR, MR and VR journey’ workshop where visitors to UKIEF will be able to participate in practical demonstrations with these devices so that they can experience, and interact with, the full capabilities of these technologies.

Our aim is to get you thinking about the impact that these new technologies can have on your organisation. How using proof of concept for each device type will help to define uses cases and buy-in based on established business processes, whilst leveraging existing CAD and PLM assets. Most importantly, why you should remain device agnostic in an ever evolving digital realm.

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

By putting these low cost devices into the hands of everybody, and democratising the use of AR, MR and VR, Theorem’s Visualization Experiences are opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

Our Visualization Experience app must be ‘experienced’ in order to realise its potential, and you will be able to have hands-on demonstrations at the Theorem stand. Information on our Publish 3D – 3D PDF, Visualize 3D, Multi-CAD and CADverter products and solutions will also be available.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Join Theorem at the Smart Manufacturing Showcase 2018 and start your Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality journey

We will be taking part in the Smart Manufacturing Showcase on 18th April 2018. The showcase takes place at the Campus Technology Hub-part of the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus- and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate our recently released Visualization Experience app for Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality.

As part of our ‘Digital Realities’ product portfolio, these experiences enable users to utilize their CAD and PLM data assets in these new technologies.

We currently provide experiences for:

  • Augmented Reality: Android, Windows 10 and iOS based devices
  • Mixed Reality: Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience is the ideal app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, the ‘whys’ and the ‘buts’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day engineering and manufacturing.

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you and how do you start your journey?

Our aim is to get you thinking about the impact that these new technologies can have on your organisation.

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

Our Visualization Experience app must be ‘experienced’ in order to realise its potential, and you will be able to have hands-on, practical demonstrations at the Theorem stand.

By putting these low cost devices into the hands of everybody, and democratising the use of AR, MR and VR, Theorem’s Visualization Experiences are opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Start your AR, MR, VR journey with Theorem Solutions at ProSTEP iViP Symposium 2018

The ProSTEP iViP Symposium is being held in Munich, Germany on 18-19th April 2018 and the Theorem team will be on stand #12, demonstrating our range of productivity enhancing solutions that enable users to get the most out of their CAD and PLM data.

Our widely used Data Exchange and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions for 3D EXPERIENCE, CATIA V5, Creo, JT and NX are complimented by our 3D PDF publishing and Visualization tools that all support MBD for downstream processes.

You can now also utilize those same CAD and PLM assets in the latest Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices with our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience Application – part of our ‘Digital Realities’ product suite.

Our Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite enables you to publish your 3D CAD and visualization data to interactive 3D PDF document that can be shared internally and externally throughout your supply chain.

Whereas our Multi-CAD plugin allows you to insert JT, NX and Creo files into your CATIA session, and work on them, whilst maintaining associativity in CATIA back to the original JT, NX and Creo formats.

If you need your CAD assets in a lightweight data format such as 3DXML, JT or Creo View, then our Visualize 3D product suite focuses specifically on the direct translation of 3D CAD data from mechanical CAD systems for the purpose of Visualization.

All of which can be reused and optimised for ‘Digital Realities’. The Visualization Experience currently runs on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, Android and iOS Tablets and Phones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If you haven’t yet started thinking about which technology or device is right for your CAD and PLM assets, then the Visualization Experience is the perfect app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, the ‘whys’ and the ‘buts’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day Engineering and Manufacturing.

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you and how do you start your journey?

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM data assets and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases, adding further value to the Digital Realities application which is opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem to showcase a wide range of productivity enhancing solutions for the CATIA user-including AR, MR and VR experiences- at COE 2018

This year’s COE Annual PLM Experience and TechniFair is running April 15th- 18th in San Diego, California, USA and we will be there to demonstrate the latest productivity enhancing solutions for the CATIA user.

Our widely used Data Exchange and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions for 3D EXPERIENCE and CATIA V5 are complimented by 3D PDF publishing and Visualization tools that support MBD for downstream processes.

You can now also utilize those same CAD and PLM assets in the latest Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices with our data and device agnostic Visualization Experience Application – part of our ‘Digital Realities’ product suite.

Our Multi-CAD plugin allows you to insert JT, NX and Creo files into your CATIA session, and work on them, whilst maintaining associativity in CATIA back to the original JT, NX and Creo formats.

Whereas our Publish 3D – 3D PDF suite enables you to publish your CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE data to interactive 3D PDF document that can be shared internally and externally throughout your supply chain.

If you need your CAD assets in a lightweight data format such as 3DXML, JT or Creo View, then our Visualize 3D product suite focuses specifically on the direct translation of 3D CAD data from mechanical CAD systems for the purpose of Visualization.

All of which can be reused and optimised for ‘Digital Realities’. The Visualization Experience currently runs on the following devices:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) – Windows 10, Android and iOS tablets and phones
  • Mixed Reality (MR) – Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Our Visualization Experience app is the perfect app to help you start to answer the ‘ifs’, and the ‘whys’ associated with deploying these new technologies within day to day engineering and manufacturing processes.

The challenge is deciding which technology is best for you, and how do you start your journey?

We recently hosted a webinar on the topic which is available to view upon registration:

http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/pr-starting-the-ar-mr-vr-journey.htm

Find us at booth #100 and ‘experience’ our Visualization Experience Application for Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual (VR) Reality devices- part of our Digital Realities product portfolio.

The experience utilises existing CAD and PLM assets and can also merge data from ERP, MES, CRM and proprietary databases, adding further value to the Digital Realities application which is opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain, in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

 

Theorem Solutions to demonstrate Augmented (AR), Mixed (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR) App at Develop3D Live 2018

We are back at Develop3D Live this year and are excited to be exhibiting as a Gold sponsor. You can find us at stand #54/55 in the Mead Gallery.

Taking place on 20th March 2018 at Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University, Develop3D Live is the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate our latest Multi-Device Visualization Experience Application for:

  • Augmented Reality– Windows 10 and Android tablets and phones
  • Mixed Reality– Microsoft HoloLens
  • Virtual Reality– HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Our Principal Technical Consultant Trevor Leeson will be speaking (10.50am in the Oculus Theatre) about how to start your Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality journey in Engineering and Manufacturing.

We’ve been helping engineering and manufacturing companies to leverage the value of their CAD and PLM data assets and processes for over 25 years and have recently released a data and device agnostic Visualization Experience application to utilize those data assets for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual reality devices – part of our Digital Realities product portfolio.

The Visualization Experience is a single application built from the ground up using a gaming graphics engine to produce stunning graphical representations of your data, which is a real game changer compared to the world of traditional CAD graphics and visualization.

By being data and device agnostic, the application allows you to use the same data, in the same visualization application, on ALL of the different low-cost devices. The application can be downloaded and installed on each device in minutes.

These low-cost devices are bringing an entirely new dimension to the way you can interact with your Engineering and Manufacturing data, democratising the use of AR, MR and VR and complementing the use of Caves and Powerwall’s by putting the technology in the hands of everybody.

Our Visualization Experience must be ‘experienced’ in order to realise the potential, and you will be able to have hands-on demonstrations on stand #54/55. Information on our Publish 3D – 3D PDF, Visualize 3D, Multi-CAD and CADverter products and solutions will also be available.

For more information please visit http://www.theorem.com

Using Augmented or Mixed Reality enables you to visualize a ‘Digital Twin’

Augmented and Mixed Reality have a lot of traction in the Internet of Things (IoT) as key tools to support the Digital twin process, which Industry 4.0 is espousing and sees big benefits in.

One element of the digital-twin concept is already present in 3D models created by CAD.

CAD is an accurate digital representation that can be used to ensure different parts fit together both statically and dynamically. Manufacturing simulations can determine whether virtual designs can actually be built using the machines available.

Our Visualization Experience app for Augmented and Mixed Reality enables users to create a digital twin using their existing CAD and PLM assets. This allows users to view an exact digital representation of a product which can be viewed, and worked with, from any location.

“Out of the box, the Theorem Visualization Experience server architecture is built to link to other databases, and that link is essential in the support of IoT and the Digital Twin.” Observes Stuart Thurlby, our CEO.

The digital twin can be overlaid on real-time data feeds from sensors in a physical operating asset which know the exact state and condition of an operating-asset (product), no matter where it is in the world.

“By better understanding your physical systems digitally, you can start combining and orchestrating all the digital twins of your operations to improve global performance and create new value and new business models,” explains Stuart “A digitalized product lifecycle can be enabled across a company’s entire value chain, creating what is referred to as the Digital Thread.”

Areas where the Digital Twin can be used include:

Build: Operators leverage a digital replica to speed up the assembly process, combined with intelligence, to provide unprecedented knowledge and insights when problems occur.

Operate: Operators leverage a digital replica to capture history, combined with operating intelligence, to provide insights which predict performance.

Monitor: Digital twins offer past data, KPIs (present data), and insights (future data) about an asset or system, from design and build to operation and maintenance.

To carry out these processes requires visualisation of the digital twin of a product or machine. To do that means it has to be displayed in an augmented or mixed reality device and overlaid on top of the physical product or machine.

To learn more, watch these short videos

Augmented Reality- http://www.theorem.com/Augmented-Reality/Augmented-Reality.htm

Mixed Reality- http://www.theorem.com/Mixed-Reality/Mixed-Reality.htm

For additional information visit www.theorem.com

 

Theorem to demonstrate ‘Digital Realities’ at the Factories of the Future Expo as part of the Industry 4.0 Summit

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Factories of the Future Expo as part of the Industry 4.0 Summit taking place in Manchester from 28th February- 1st March 2018.

Industry 4.0 is one of a number of different terms for the current trend of digital automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Including Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing strategies, Industry 4.0 creates what some refer to as a “smart factory”.

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality have a lot of traction in the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to support the Digital twin process, which Industry 4.0 is espousing and sees big benefits in. It also enables the digital simulation of new processes and production lines.

We will be showcasing our latest Visualization Experiences for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality as part of our Digital Realities product portfolio. Demonstrations of how these new innovative technologies can help those in Engineering and Manufacturing get the most out of their CAD and PLM data assets will be available on stand M50.

The Digital Realities product portfolio is both data and device agnostic. Devices that our Visualization Experience currently runs on are:

Augmented Reality– Windows 10 and Android smartphones and tablets

Mixed Reality– Microsoft HoloLens

Virtual Reality– HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

By making these devices accessible, and democratising the use of AR, MR and VR technology, our Visualization Experiences are opening up an entirely new way to interact with Engineering and Manufacturing data up and down the supply chain by utilising existing CAD and PLM assets in all areas, including: Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Training, Service, Showroom, Sales and Marketing, IoT and Digital Twin.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

 

Starting your AR, MR and VR journey: Theorem’s latest seminar series

We are running a series of seminars in January to introduce our recently released Visualization Experience app that enables you to visualize CAD and PLM data in the latest AR, MR and VR devices.

To accompany the launch of the app as part of the ‘Digital Realities’ product range, the series of seminars will introduce the app, the technology it runs on, and the impact it can have on your organisation.

Why?

You’ve probably heard of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, and seen the many low cost devices already available on the market.

But do you know how you can integrate these technologies into your Engineering and Manufacturing workflows, saving your organisation time and money?

The aim of the seminar is to get you thinking. You may already know that you need to start your AR, MR and VR journey but be unsure about how to go about it. We will demonstrate how our app works on various devices, how it can complement your existing workflows-or create new ones- and the possible use cases.

Each seminar will run from 10am – 12pm followed by a networking lunch.

To register to attend, please choose the day and venue from the links below:

The seminars will run on:

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 – Warwick Manufacturing Group – (WMG), Coventry

Wednesday 24th January 2018- National Composites Centre – (NCC), Bristol

Thursday 25th January 2018- Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield

 

If you would like any additional information about the seminars contact us on marketing@theorem.com or +44 (0)1827 305350

Is Gaming technology the future of Engineering?

 

We have developed a range of Visualization Experience applications using the latest gaming graphics engines, that optimise CAD design data for use in the interactive and immersive environments of Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality on the latest devices.

On the surface, video gaming and engineering don’t have much in common. Gaming is a recreational activity, transporting users into another reality and into situations not necessarily viable in the real world. With gaming there is an element of fantasy and storytelling. Engineering, on the other hand, is the very real and practical world of creating what we need in everyday life.

However, 3D gaming graphics and immersive gaming experiences are starting to bridge the gap between the two industries. Technology used to develop and host video games is being used to help solve challenges in the engineering and manufacturing industries.

Gaming graphics as Engineering data
Gaming relies on the quality of its 3D graphics. The use of graphics engines by games developers, along with additional technology such as motion capture, allow developers to create incredibly sharp graphics that feed such interactive and immersive experiences.

In engineering, CAD systems are used to generate product designs that need to be rich in design information. Engineers, manufacturers, and their supply chains, need to be able to view data such as dimensions, materials and tolerances. Although the quality of graphics in modern CAD systems are sufficient, the standard of those used for computer games has surpassed them.

“Graphic engines used for gaming, such as Unity or Unreal, can be used to develop applications for engineering and manufacturing use cases,” observes Stuart Thurlby, our CEO “for example, gaming engines can offer better design software capabilities, for efficient 3D real-time rendering, simulation, gesture control and virtual environments.”

Using Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality in Engineering and Manufacturing
Graphical experience platforms such as Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, and the new low cost devices used by them, are starting to be adopted by engineers to help with design and production.

The graphics for Virtual Reality gaming consist of a special kind of stereo 3D graphics. In Engineering, VR adds more dimensions to virtual design review, prototyping, building, assembly, service and training use-cases.

Gaming using Augmented Reality, where the digital gaming content is overlaid onto the real world, allows players to use their smartphones or tablets to interact with digital characters, but use the real world around them as their playing environment. Using Augmented Reality allows engineers to assess assembly processes in the factory environment and evaluate training and serviceability practices in situ.

Mixed Reality is similar to Augmented Reality in that it is an overlay of digital content onto the real world, but with MR, content appears in the form of a hologram which sits in the real world and interacts in real time. In Engineering, using Mixed Reality allows engineers and manufacturing staff to review their design and manufacturing processes in their office, studio or factory floor and make changes digitally before any physical production takes place and expensive mistakes are made.

Combining gaming technology and the devices with engineering CAD and PLM data in a single application creates the ultimate interactive user experience, becoming even more powerful when combined with Metadata from MES, ERP and CRM systems- and for IoT and Digital Twin that’s a fundamental requirement.

Learn more by watching our short overview video http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/Digital-Realities.htm

 

Who will win the Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Device Race?

Our recently launched Visualization Experience app for use on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality devices (forming part of their Digital Realities product family) has been specifically designed and developed from the ground up to be device agnostic. Whether it is a holographic display, tablet, or a VR device, the same application will run on any.

When considering Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, all three technologies have their unique features and benefits.

The type of ‘reality’ (i.e. Virtual, Augmented or Mixed) ultimately dictates the types of devices that will be available to you. These technologies and devices have not been developed with Engineering and Manufacturing in mind and the underlying software is not based upon CAD or PLM technologies.

Nobody really knows who is going to win the device race. Which are the best devices? Which are the devices that over time will win out? It’s too early to know and it will be a few years before it settles down. We don’t believe that there will be a single winner. In addition, the different technologies deliver different experiences which means that there is not a ‘one size fits all’.

The graphics and the devices are coming from a very different group of companies. They are coming from the gaming and social media industries, from Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Samsung etc.

“What we’ve seen in the past 12 months is that new devices are appearing all the time, and we know that before this year is out, there will be additional devices on the market,” observes Stuart Thurlby, CEO of Theorem, “These new devices are significantly cheaper than VR Caves and Power walls, and this low price point is democratising the technologies and making them accessible to a larger audience.”

In addition, for our Visualization Experience, the data you prepare is created once and it can be used on any of the devices. It doesn’t need to be created specifically for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality.

“One of the things that Theorem recognise is that each device has different capabilities and capacities, and so some devices require the data to be optimised more than others.” Stuart explains “We have ensured that data and device neutrality is there, which will protect your initial investments even as the technologies and devices develop and change.”

To learn more, watch this short overview video http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities/Digital-Realities.htm

Defining the technology: What’s the difference between using Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality devices to visualize CAD and PLM data?

With the release of our Multi-Device Visualization Experience for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality devices, it is important to understand how we define these new technologies in order to know which device or devices could best suit your requirements.

Defining the technologies may not be as straightforward as you would think. Although there is a common train of thought as to what constitutes these new technologies, people have different interpretations of the technology, and use different terminology.

We take the following stance when defining Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality technologies.

Augmented Reality is the ability to see digital data, but to visualize it inside of the ‘real’ world using a tablet, smartphone or head mounted display. It is not immersive like VR, you are in the real world and can see everything around you, but with digital content overlaid. The digital data is effectively floating in the environment that you’re physically residing in.

AR is an overlay of digital content on the real world. Using a tablet or smartphone, the camera shows the real world, as it normally would, and then using a marker as a point of focus, the digital content appears on the screen, on top of the real world, creating a Digital Twin. The digital data can be text, 3D graphics, sound and video, in any combination.

Mixed Reality in many ways is very similar to Augmented Reality, in that it’s a headset where you are seeing the digital data in your existing environment. It combines the real world and digital text, 3D graphics, sound and video. Like Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality enables you to see your physical environment and digital content at the same time.

The difference comes down to the type of data you’re displaying, and in the case of Mixed Reality, we define that as holographic data.

With MR headsets, the digital content appears in front of you and, using hand gestures and voice control, the headset allows you to manipulate and interact with the data as if it were a real object, you walk around it and look inside. The digital objects appear to be there as if they are the actual physical objects.

Virtual Reality is pretty well understood and has been around a long time. It’s a fully immersive environment, where everything you see – the scene and any other information- is digital. You cannot see or interact with the real world at all.

Virtual Reality is a 100% virtual, immersive and digital experience. VR headsets cover the user’s field of vision, effectively cutting off the real world around them and making them feel as though they are actually inside the scene being displayed.

For more information visit http://www.theorem.com/Digital-Realities