February 24, 2021 – Scope AR, a provider of enterprise-class augmented reality (AR) solutions, has announced the launch of WorkLink Create, a new web-based application for creating and sharing AR content within the workplace. According to the company, WorkLink Create empowers aerospace, medical device and industrial professionals to quickly create their own augmented reality content without any coding or 3D modeling expertise.
“We set out to make the creation of 3D AR content as fast and easy as recording iMovie or creating a PowerPoint,” said Scott Montgomerie, CEO at Scope AR. “Using our technology platform, any user can easily author their specific knowledge into WorkLink to be widely consumed for training, complex assembly, and field service troubleshooting.”
WorkLink Create transforms AR authorship with a web browser-based workflow that natively accepts a broad range of CAD file formats. Users of all experience levels can log in to WorkLink Create using a web browser, quickly open engineering model files, and place them within a mixed reality scene. Users can then animate motion and craft annotated work instructions in a drag-and-drop, code-free workflow similar to that of slide animations or consumer video editing applications, Scope AR states. The AR content can then be published to an organization’s secure WorkLink account to be immediately consumed on any device with WorkLink installed, such as smartphones, tablets and wearables.
“AR empowers us to digitally transform our products, improve processes, and help our people learn and gain new skills,” said Tatsuya Baba, Executive Manager of NTT DATA Corporation. “Scope AR’s groundbreaking technology highlights their commitment to helping IT services companies like us succeed with our digital transformation initiatives. WorkLink Create assists in the execution of our scenario development.”
Scope AR noted that commercial use cases that have been accelerated due to WorkLink include training, commercial education, service and support of advanced medical capital equipment such as robotic surgery, COVID-19 testing equipment and sports medicine.
Additionally, WorkLink has augmented operation for mobile power systems, modular data centers, aerospace manufacturing, aerospace fasteners and more. Karl Hutter, CEO of Click Bond, commented: “It is just amazing to be at a point where the needs of the use case overlap with the availability of the right technology, and more importantly, the right partner: Scope AR.”
Other companies that have used Scope AR’s technology include Lockheed Martin, which has utilized it to help build the next manned spacecraft into deep space as part of the Orion program.
“We are thrilled about the new horizon that WorkLink Create opens up,” said Shelley Peterson, Associate Fellow at Lockheed Martin. “We are especially excited about the automatic CAD conversion capability, as it brings lightning fast integration with our engineering models.”
Image credit: Scope AR
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