VisMockUp is a popular visualisation software application. It was developed by Engineering Animation Inc, a services and software company established in the ‘Silicon Prairie’ of Ames, Iowa in 1990. It was one of a number of visualisation software packages developed by the organisation. Indeed, EAI developed and released the first commercially viable 3D interactive visualisation software package VisFly in 1995.
Other EAI visualisation software packages include VisView and VisNetwork. The company also developed a range of 3d animation software including VisLab and VisModel inn 1994 and 1996 respectively. On the strength of these visualisation packages as well as a burgeoning interactive games development arm, EAI was named, in 1997 by Individual Investor magazine as one of “America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The company was acquired by Unigraphics Solutions Inc in 199
The benefits of VisMockup for visualisation
VisMockUp’s powerful, real-time, digital prototyping solution enables users to detect and resolve design issues early in the development process. It combines advanced 2D and 3D visualization with sophisticated analyses of large product assemblies and the benefits of using VisMockup include:
• dramatically reducing or eliminating re-tooling costs • significant reduction in the need for physical prototypes • helping develop higher quality products • improving time-to-market considerably.
VisMockUp allows users to interact in a single, visual environment with digital data from multiple CAD, PDM and ERP systems.
Additional features of VisMockUp also include the interference and dynamic cross-sectioning capabilities, which allow users to check entire assemblies for collisions between moving parts, create and analyze visual instructions, and perform accurate measurements, clearance and interference checks.
VisMockUp remains one of the world’s most widely used visualization solutions, and its success has partly been attributed to its powerful tool in the collaboration process in the development of new products. It enables teams to work in a true multi-CAD digital prototyping environment. With translators for all of the major CAD systems, the solution lets users create high-level assembly models comprised of parts and components drawn under various CAD systems all around the country or even the globe.
VisMockUp offers excellent visualisation that eliminates the need for physical prototyping – offering time and cost savings for many industries.