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May 16, 2023
ESI Group, a simulation and virtual prototyping software provider for industries worldwide, has launched IC.IDO Weave. This offering enables businesses to review complex product design virtually from a human-centric manufacturing perspective, eliminating the need for prototypes and physical tryout, according to the company. IC.IDO Weave builds on the potential of ESI Group’s existing IC.IDO offers to create a novel approach in the industrial metaverse.
Designed for cross-functional engineering and manufacturing teams that define, evaluate and validate product designs and assembly processes in the automotive, aerospace, and heavy equipment industries, IC.IDO Weave provides a collaborative, XR-based tryout environment that weaves enterprise teams into the digital thread. Through virtual workspaces, teams of diverse backgrounds can ideate, collaborate, and validate their future processes and products early in the development process, in real time.
IC.IDO Weave’s interactivity enables stakeholders to evaluate complex assembly and service plans in virtual manufacturing environments through a digital tryout experience. This approach allows for immersive product integration, as well as, human-centric assembly process evaluations, assembly line reviews and service process validations.
“ESI Group is committed to shaping a better future by harnessing the power of technology to push boundaries and drive progress,” says Emmanuel Leroy, executive vice president, chief product and technology officer. “IC.IDO Weave accelerates decision-making by allowing stakeholders to collaborate closely in extended reality workspaces. We continue to lead the way with product assembly reviews in an industrial metaverse. This latest launch is in line with the added value ESI Group wants to bring to its customers with IC.IDO: ESI. Innovation without compromise.”
This “all-inclusive” new offer provides flexible access to:
- IDO Integrate: enables individual and collaborative virtual mockup environments to validate product concerns such as packaging, integration, and design for assembly or design for service requirements
- IDO Build & Maintain: allows for visualization and validation of human-centric assembly or service procedures and ergonomics for digital product designs
- IDO CoLab: powers hosting of virtual tryout environments, for leaner enterprise-scaled collaborative virtual workspace for multi-participant human-centric process reviews
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.