By way of grand finale for the LOCM project some of our research was included in the Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab (http://www.dmf-Lab.co.uk) exhibit at Autodesk’s annual UK/European conference. The event at Tobacco Dock, London, was held between June 19th and 20th and hosted exhibits from all major software vendors and training sessions on Autodesk products. We received over 200 visitors to our stand who were shown vision demonstrators and prototype tools and technologies of the future. Work from the LOCM project was one of ten projects on display. Many thanks to Autodesk for organising such a first class event and to all those who visited us at AU London.
Congratulations to Dr Snider, Dr Gopsill, and our research intern Harry Whiskard for getting their papers published in Product Lifecycle Management 2018, Turin, Italy.
PLM and PDM systems are a vital tool in engineering companies, and also provide a perfect data source for our analytics. With our work at the cutting edge of analytic capability we are at the forefront of the field, and the conference gave us the perfect opportunity for sharing our work.
The papers we presented covered a breadth of our analytics and also some of our visualisation work, looking at the future of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) tools in lightweight BIM systems in collaboration with the excellent Altuity Solutions.
Reception for each paper was excellent, with good conversations and opportunities for academic collaboration down the line. Each of the papers can be found at the links: