Creating a Digital Factory with a Hybrid model

Creating a Digital Factory with a Hybrid model

For those companies struggling to create a 3D Digital Factory, the process can be daunting. NOT modeling the entire factory is the key to achieving your goal. Companies are now adopting the use of a hybrid file with both scanned data and vector objects. “Model what you need, leave the rest in the point cloud.” Although not commonplace yet, it is the direction industry is taking.

Hybrid models offer many advantages. Get the plant on your screen in 3D now! Right now the fastest and most economical way is to scan all of it. From there you can model what needs to be in CAD for other analytic solutions such as ergonomics, robot fit & function, process simulation, and material flow.

chemie22Starting with the laser scan provides a “single point of truth.” Improve overall layout processes by creating drawings and models where none previously existed. Engineers can analyze plant designs, check for clashes between existing conditions, and new design elements by evaluating scanned and vector data together.

Most importantly, the hybrid file democratizes the space in a “single point of truth.”

I regularly go on-site to scan facilities for our customers. Need help developing a plan for your hybrid factory? Leave a comment and let me know.

Larry Louzon

Portfolio Manager, Autodesk at Tata Technologies
Larry is our 3D laser scanning and digital factory subject matter expert. His passion is plant productivity and he has a wealth of knowledge within the Autodesk product portfolio. Larry has worked for Autodesk directly and several OEMs in his career.He spent 22 years in a multitude of technical roles at MatrixOne, a data management software company. His specialties are in mechanical engineering and global manufacturing.

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Larry Louzon

Portfolio Manager, Autodesk at Tata Technologies
Larry is our 3D laser scanning and digital factory subject matter expert. His passion is plant productivity and he has a wealth of knowledge within the Autodesk product portfolio. Larry has worked for Autodesk directly and several OEMs in his career.He spent 22 years in a multitude of technical roles at MatrixOne, a data management software company. His specialties are in mechanical engineering and global manufacturing.

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