VEC2Go - 3D cable harnesses on the tablet
With the availability of WebGL also on mobile devices, it is possible to render even complex 3D graphics locally. Resource-hungry streaming from special servers is no longer necessary.
This opens up completely new application possibilities for information that already exists in the form of KBL or VEC data.
To evaluate the state of the art, 4Soft developed a proof-of-concept prototype in 2014 that visualises routing paths and connectors of cable harnesses on the client side in a web browser and even makes them “touchable” on tablets.
The aim was in particular to evaluate whether the technology and the available hardware are suitable as a basis for the development of professional 3D applications in the cable harness environment.
The following functions were realised for the prototype:
- Reading in one or more KBL files and visualising the 3D information they contain.
- Zooming (scroll wheel; spread gesture), rotating (left mouse button; 1 finger) and shifting (right mouse button; 3 fingers) the wiring harness visualisation.
- Selecting connectors and segments
- Searchable list displays for parts, connectors, modules and wires.
- Display of properties of selected components
- Highlighting of selected connectors and segments
- Display of the routing paths of individual wires
- Focusing of connectors (tracking shot)
If you want to see how your browser or tablet performs, just try it out:
The sample data does not correspond to any real vehicle and was created specifically for demonstration purposes.