Virtual Dimension Center

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The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) is a network for digital production planning with around 100 members and partners.
It is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 whose core business is:
- the network management
- the technology transfer

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Virtual Dimension Center

  1. 1. Virtual Dimension Center Network for Virtual Engineering
  2. 2. Presentation VDC Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) network for digital product development and digital production planning (Virtual Engineering) core topics: virtual reality, 3D-visualization, simulation, animation and digital content creation around 100 members and partners founded in 2002 non-profit 8 employees (5 full-time) core business of VDC: 1. network/ cluster management 2. technology transfer 2
  3. 3. Presentation VDC Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References Virtual Engineering support of development processes by digital, 3-dimensional models core activities: product development processes, any development processes of technical objects, service design across business segments 3
  4. 4. Presentation VDC Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References Virtual Engineering product development : frequently highly complex, dynamical, multi-disciplinary, divisional of labour, distributed -> high degree of communication needs early assessment of costs, late assessment of costs -> early testings if possible error detection perhaps only during the use or recycling -> early testings if possible 4
  5. 5. Presentation VDC Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References Virtual Engineering Objectives fast development cycles as an active process element early feedback of results emphasis on early development stages development of alternative product concepts H.-J. Bullinger, president of Fraunhofer deciding on product specifications 5
  6. 6. Presentation VDC Members Mission Mission Services References The VDC Mission provide a sustainable communication platform for all members (companies, research, education, public authorities) initiate (research) cooperations and business contacts implementation of digital product development technology especially by SMEs integration of public funded projects demand responsive focus on (further) education keep the members’ top positions in terms of technology in international competition 6
  7. 7. Presentation VDC Members Members Mission Services References VDC member’s structure all the competences as a basis for cooperations and synergy cooperation along value chain 7
  8. 8. Presentation VDC Members Members Mission Services References Vertical Cooperation cooperations with other networks for other technologies upstream and downstream processes within the value chain 8
  9. 9. Presentation VDC Members Members Mission Services References Horizontal Cooperation cooperation with networks in related subjects and fields 9
  10. 10. Presentation VDC Members Members Mission Services References Lateral Cooperation cooperation for dissemination, development, cluster management 10
  11. 11. Presentation VDC Members Members Mission Services References Forms of direct cooperation at the VDC buyer community suppliers research services development alliance combined service offering product-based education spin-Off marketing alliance representation at boards and working groups 11
  12. 12. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services Services References The VDC‘s business areas information processing current information on methodology and technology, exchange of information between members, identification of funds, technology assessment marketing & dissemination Technology marketing, working at the management board, biggest update area for Virtual Reality in Germany, dissemination of project results, product and enterprise news match making competence map, internationalization technology transfer SME support, information events, Demo-Center funding management application, consortia, project management 12
  13. 13. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services Services References Business area 1: information processing competence cube web portal with news (750+/year) and events (300+/year) market studies, policy papers and analyses Fig.: intranet knowledge base technology and branch screenings product and project databases Fig.: white paper on 3d display technology 13
  14. 14. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services Services References Business area 2: marketing & dissemination congresses: - Virtual Efficiency Congress - specalized congress Designprocess organization of joint exhibition stands editing: - newsletter, website - editorial council Virtual Reality Magazin press dissemination lists: regional, supraregional, special interest press social media Fig.: VDC joint exibition stand at the Hannover Messe Fig.: „Virtual Reality Magazin“ 14
  15. 15. Presentation VDC Members Services Services Mission References competence cube - target branch - technology - service offering Target branch Business area 3: match making Type of service offering Fig.: competence cube internationalization contact database: industry, press, universities/research Fig.: VisNetA international network 15
  16. 16. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services Services References Business area 4: technology transfer information events demo center special interest groups/ working groups web portal Fig.: demo center at the VDC monthly e-mail newsletter (~4000 addresses) Fig.: newsletter structure 16
  17. 17. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services Services References Business area 5: funding management investigation of funds funding information (newsletter) application project processing Fig.: content of funding info newsletter Fig.: project meeting at the VDC 17
  18. 18. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Reference Cooperation Project 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. design review and sales support at the Bernd Kußmaul GmbH (parts supplier) Kußmaul corp. wants to convince Bugatti that they can optimze interieur-components of the Bugatti Veyron Idea Visualize the optimization Contact the VDC VDC finds the right partner Visualize the solution Presentation of the solution to Bugatti in the VDC 18
  19. 19. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Reference Cooperation Project Development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD, Flow Simulation) & Photorealistic Visualization Software Video 19
  20. 20. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Industry Working Groups Establishment of thematic working groups Strong recovery / involvement of local partners to support the working groups Interested VDC members are involved Straightforward inclusion of regional industry and users. e.g.: „Composite Simulation“ 20
  21. 21. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Virtual Engineering in Teaching Steinbeis certificate course "Virtual Engineer„ Establishment of the German Aerospace Academy (ASA) in 2010 Development of training program Virtual Engineering by VDC and 2 members 21
  22. 22. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Product: IDO.PointCloud und IDO.MassiveData Modification of machines and equipment: recording of the stock with laser scanning problem: return of the laser scanning point cloud into planar 3D elements done manually. high effort, often huge amounts of data Cooperation of scanning expert Scantec and VR specialists ESI icido: solution: direct integration of point clouds in VR, analysis tools 22
  23. 23. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Lehre Augmented Reality for Interior House Designing 23
  24. 24. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References 3D-Vizualisation of Wind Turbines in Google Earth Development of wind turbine configuration with - orientation - shadow - animation - distance circles - forest Idea: Scantec 3D Implementation: VDC together with 24
  25. 25. Join us. VDC: enabling synergies. Auberlenstr. 13 70736 Fellbach Tel.: +49 (0)711 58 53 09 0 info@vdc-fellbach.de www.vdc-fellbach.de © Kompetenzzentrum Virtuelle Realität und Kooperatives Engineering w. V. – Virtual Dimension Center VDC 25
  26. 26. Presentation VDC Members Mission Services References References Awards 2006: 2006: admission to the club of the best innovation networks in Germany since 2006 selected host in the TOP programm (most innovative companies in Germany): award from the ministry of economics and technology 2007: 2007: 2007: awarded landmark within the initiative „Germany – land of ideas“ „Best Innovation Award“ for the 3D-Fitness-Check at the bwcon InnovationFair VDC becomes a EU„Living Lab“ 2008: industrial award for a VDC-driven diploma thesis 2009: Award for "excellent networking" from the Kompetenznetze Deutschland initiative 2010 : Winner of the Regional Cluster Competition 2010 of BadenWürttemberg 2011: "Cluster Management Excellence" by European Cluster Excellence Initiative 26

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