3D Scanning as a part of “Virtual Plant Asset Management” – a short trip to industry 4.0

Today 3D Scanning of existing assets is a well-known tool to generate a reliable foundation for an engineering project. With 3D scans exact dimensions and positions of existing equipment, piping, cable trays and others can be measured and the data can be read as interfering edges when modelling new equipment with a 3D tool. However, the data generated during scanning can provide a much more extensive benefit for the operation of a plant, if prepared in an appropriate way. With an intelligent link of the scanned data with the information of Virtual Plant Asset Management, an all-embracing virtual . . .

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