A1A Software LLC will debut a VR Simulator for lift planning—3D Lift Vision—at the 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg (Booth 7804), to be held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Nev.
3D Lift Vision enables users to execute a 3D Lift Plan in VR Mode using a virtual reality headset and controls. At ConExpo-Con/Agg, A1A Software invites attendees to participate in a 3D Lift Plan Crane Operator Simulation Rodeo during the show. Grand Prize winner takes home a 3D Lift Vision headset.
“Each simulation is as unique as the lift plan that it is based on,” said Tawnia Weiss, President of A1A Software. “There is no better way to visualize the outcome of a lift than to allow the crane operator and other team members to simulate it in a virtual environment,” she said.
There is no limit to the number of people who can engage in 3D Lift Vision, which allows the entire crane and rigging crew to see and practice a lift in the virtual environment, including the crane operator, riggers, signal person, and tagline holders.
“3D Lift Vision extends the ability of 3D Lift Plan to be used as a communication and risk mitigation tool,” said Weiss. Crane rental sales teams can use it to demonstrate to the customer where cranes and personnel will be placed, as well as their ability to make the lift according to the proposed lift plan.
For risk mitigation, the operator and entire crane and rigging crew can practice the lift before arriving on site, allowing them to assess equipment and personnel placement, whether anything has changed in the job site environment that will impact the lift, and for the operator to practice the load’s travel route. It also improves communication with lift directors, safety directors, and other contractors or trades.
Because the simulations are based on 3D Lift Plans, employers can use 3D Lift Vision to evaluate and qualify operators for the crane and application. It’s also a great training tool for operators who need to practice.
3D Lift Vision is an add-on license to 3D Lift Plan subscriptions. Each license comes with one headset. The hardware is compact, portable, and wireless, making it easy to deploy anywhere. Communication through the headset allows individuals in different locations to simultaneously engage in the same 3D Lift Vision simulation.