Digital twin and games technology – Integration of CADENAS manufacturer catalogs into Game4Automation
Access to millions of 3D CAD models as a basis for virtual commissioning in mechanical engineering
Augsburg, Germany, 31 July 2019. Game4Automation, of the German in2Sight GmbH, as of now offers engineers and designers access to millions of 3D CAD models from over 500 parts catalogs. The original data of the manufacturers is based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS and can be integrated directly into Game4Automation as a free development framework for visualization, virtual commissioning, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in automated environments. The framework Game4Automation for engineering is based on the commercial games development environment Unity and offers the necessary possibilities to bring the digital twin to life in Unity. As usual in games, this allows a very powerful visualization in a photorealistic quality even with large systems.
3D CAD models available with just a few clicks
With the integration of the CADENAS plugin "parts4cad" into Game4Automation, users no longer have to surf the Internet for hours to find the parts needed for their virtual commissioning. Thanks to the plugin, the desired 3D components can be individually configured easily and integrated directly with just a few clicks.
"Our close cooperation with Game4Automation aims also at mutually developing digital twins for a new virtual commissioning and simulation software based on Unity," confirms Jürgen Heimbach, CEO of CADENAS. "The new solution will build on AutomationML and in a further step on FMI / FMU behaviour models."
"The integration of parts4cad of CADENAS into Game4Automation enables engineering companies to easily create visualizations and simulations in Unity based on the CADENAS parts library. The FMU behavior models can then also be used for virtual commissioning, without having to set up and maintain one's own library. This is so far unique and a huge time-saver for our users," adds Dr. Thomas Strigl, CEO of in2Sight.
The CADENAS plugin parts4cad for Unity is available at: www.game4automation.com/parts4cad
More information about Game4Automation at: www.game4automation.com
Video about the parts4cad plugin in Game4Automation:
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CADENAS is a leading software developer in the areas of Strategic Parts Management and parts reduction (PARTsolutions), as well as Electronic Product Catalogs (eCATALOGsolutions). With its customized software solutions, the company acts as a link between the component manufacturers with their products and the purchasers.
With its 380 employees at 19 international subsidiaries, the name CADENAS (Spanish: process chains) has been standing for success, creativity, support and process optimization since 1992.
More information can be found on our homepage at: www.cadenas.de/en