Equipment

In the VETC the use of modern tools of the digital and virtual factory is deepened and the whole engineering process is illustrated by the product development up to the factory planning. The main focus of the lab lies in use application of the tools of the digital factory in teams working spatially apart, i.e. to the Virtual Collaborative engineering (VCE).

Hardware

VR lab

  • VR-Powerwall 6 x 2,8 m
  • A.R.T. tracking system (full body tracking)
  • 2 planning tables with 55" touch screen for collaborative planning
  • 3D PluraView workplace
  • 60" Stereo LED Monitor
  • 40" touchscreens
  • 8 workplaces with VR-capable high-performance PC
  • 5 HMD (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality)

Innovation Hub for real and virtual collaboration

  • Videoconferencing and WebCam systems for all PCs
  • 4 Logitech MEETUP video conferencing webcam, Ultra-HD 4K with auxiliary microphone
  • Stand-alone video conferencing systems: Polycom HDX 6000, HDX 7000 and HDX 8000
  • Digital Smartboard for collaborative, software-based, agile project management
  • 2 communication islands for teamwork in agile project management (couch, beanbags etc.)
  • Scrum Tool Racks for paper-based, agile project management
  • Table soccer for creativity promotion and relaxation

CAD isles

  • More than 100 CAD workstations with state-of-the-art hardware that are spread over several computer rooms, all certified by Dassault Systèmes

Software

CAD

Document management

3D Virtual Reality

Factory planning tools

Project management

Collaboration

  • MS-Teams
  • MS-Notes
  • MS-Planner
  • Zoom
  • WebEx
  • VMWare for remote access to laboratory software for spatially distributed work
  • DFNVC: Video conferencing service in the German Research Network

Databases and servers

Virtual Tour

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