While Ricardo’s booth will feature plenty of exciting high-performance, competition-ready transmission systems for both conventional and electrified vehicles, the company will also showcase something that’s a bit different. The renowned transmission specialist has come up with an advanced immersive virtual reality app that enables collaborative, simultaneous design reviews to be carried out by multiple users. As high-performance transmission systems become increasingly more complex, greater levels of virtual toolchains are required to meet tight timescales. This new technology enables users to investigate complex CAD designs, at full scale, in a shared VR session. This way, it connects interdisciplinary teams, customers and suppliers around the world.
Through the VR Engineering Design Review app, users will be able to manipulate and examine individual components as well as show, hide and isolate subassemblies. The dynamic cross-sectioning tool allows users to visualize the innermost components – something that isn’t even possible with physical prototypes – while also assessing manufacturability and ease of assembly, as well as the potential for component clashes. In manipulating the model, users can also take measurements, add 3D annotations, and record screenshots and voice memos.