Virtalis’ Visionary Render advanced visualization software solution has been chosen by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) – for use in its Immersive Design Centers (IDCs) in Andover, MA and Tucson, AZ.

Visionary Render is Virtalis’ advanced digital mock-up 3D visualization software solution which allows users to access and experience a real-time, interactive and immersive VR environment created from large 3D datasets. Version 1.2 of Visionary Render is just being shipped and features inverse kinematics, an increased number of controllers to add gesture recognition, post processing effects and anthropometrics. 

Dan Gale, lead of Raytheon’s IDC in Andover, explained: “Visionary Render has enabled us to quickly and effectively visualize our designs at all stages of the product life cycle. Our design teams who have experienced Visionary Render’s immersive environment also see the value of large-scale visualization for cross disciplinary initiatives. For our purposes, there are two stand-out features in the software: Visionary Render can integrate 3D data from just about any CAD format, meaning we can incorporate models from our internal teams as well as our supply chain; and it is interactive at the component and assembly levels, making the virtual environment realistic and dynamic during design reviews.”

Raytheon has used Visionary Render extensively on complete end-to-end projects, including for conceptual design, detailed design, production planning, for factory floor layouts, and to remotely integrate and connect its Immersive Design Centers.

“One of Visionary Render’s capabilities we are most excited about is the ability to remotely connect globally distributed locations,” explained Sarah Clarke, Operations Lead at the Andover Immersive Design Center. “Each location can be represented by an avatar that can view and interact with the virtual environment and with the other avatars. This will allow Raytheon to connect its growing suite of Visionary Render enabled immersive solutions, including its two Immersive Design Centres, and its portable units which feature the Oculus Rift and 3D televisions. The use of avatars also enables ergonomic and safety analyses, both of which are an important and integral part of our design process.”

“Visionary Render mimics the real world, so we have been able to introduce virtual designs not just to our engineers, but also to operators, inspectors, and customers, all of whom will be involved with the products once they’re built,” said Gale. “The result has been a different way of working; our development process has been quicker and our designs have been more creative, they include fewer and less complex parts, and have cost less. Our colleagues in Arizona have seen the same results from Visionary Render and have adopted it, too.”

Virtalis is excited to have Raytheon as a premier customer/partner for Visionary Render in the US,” said Paul Ewing, Vice President of North American Operations for Virtalis. “Raytheon first saw Visionary Render in action at PTC’s Customer Visitor Center (CVC), its headquarters in Needham, MA.”


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