David Heller is the founder and President and CEO of IBSystems, Inc , MCADCafe's parent company. Always curious and on the look out for 'cool tech' he enjoys thinking outside the box and sharing his discoveries with you.
Stepping into a virtual world at the PTC Live Global Conference
June 13th, 2013 by David Heller
I just returned from the PTC Global conference in Anaheim where I was treated to a truly immersive virtual experience. David Blacklock of VIRTALIS demonstrated their Active Wall where I got the chance to get my virtual hands dirty by virtually building a wind turbine … blade by blade.
VIRTALIS allows you to take any model and then interact with it in an immersive 3D environment where you’re able to walk around and examine the life size model and then use your ‘hand’ to interact with the projected 3D model just as if it were the real thing.
There are a wide array of applications for this new technology in many fields including the mechanical and manufacturing space. You could, for example, be immersed in a virtual manufacturing floor and then operate the machinery as a learning experience, or you could use their system to examine and get your ‘hands’ on a virtual prototype before finalizing your CAD design.
Watch this short video to get a glimpse of the VIRTALIS ActiveWall and then navigate to the VIRTALIS web site to get more ideas on ways you can use this modern age tool to meet your every day engineering and presentation needs in an engaging new way.
By David Heller