Work made easy using 3D
When VR (Virtual Reality) glasses are used alongside the software, users can move through the realistic simulation just like they would in the real world, for example to check possible escape options in the event of fire. "Users can release massless particles in order to visualize the flow field and smoke or temperature layers on the platform," Schnell explains. "They can proceed to the nearest exits and check that escape routes are smoke free, all without any risk." The same applies, for example, for fire experts, who need to analyze the weaknesses in locations that in reality are difficult or even impossible to access. They too can use the simulation to perform their work in a virtual environment. In the future, it may even be possible for officials and insurance companies to issue construction approvals based on simulations and 3D tours of the building.