News about FachPack 2009
3D planning of packaging plants
At Fachpack 2009 in Stuttgart SimPlan AG presents the new software Demo3D. Demo3D was developed to plan packaging, production and logistics plants digitally and in 3D and to animate or simulate the processes interactively. The combination of graphics and physics is unique worldwide. Friction, inertia, gravity, etc. are also taken into account and displayed. This is particularly important for the packaging industry, where physical effects often play a major role.
The software thus provides support in the sales phase, for example, where plants can be quickly designed and animated with Demo3D. This helps in communication with the customer, e.g. to explain special effects and to efficiently present possible solutions. In the realization phase, simulations can be used to determine important findings, such as bottlenecks or the necessary technical performance of conveyors and pushers.
The plants are built via drag and drop with the help of prefabricated, intelligent modules. Demo3D already comes with a wide range of different modules as standard. However, it is also possible to create your own building blocks. In order to achieve photorealistic representations, 3D CAD data can also be imported and used, for example.
One of the latest customers is the company OCS Checkweighers GmbH, which uses Demo3D to design, animate and simulate its weighing systems.