Our Design Space software makes a whole new way of design possible. In Ponsse’s case we used Design Space in an extensive factory expansion consisting of multiple line levels and components. The designers can import various models in to a 3D model of the factory inside virtual reality to scrutiny the functionalities in a realistic environment. Users get to then move around the factory model, change the position of imported objects, mark spots, take measurements and screenshots and even execute simple modelling work. All the changes can then be saved and exported back to 3D modelling softwares.
Implementation of virtual reality models in the design phase reduces the ammount of possible design errors and eases the perceiving of the dimensios of the space. This way areas can be realisticly exhibited to various parties.
The created space can then be tested by real life employees which is an excellent way to gather first hand information even during the design phase. This has enormous potential in the improvement of work ergonomy and safety.