3D Modeling Facility Design
Most HMI SCADA Software Packages provide a library of graphic templates used to create a “somewhat” visual representation of the industrial process being controlled or monitored by the SCADA system. At NDI, we take visual representation of the industrial process to an unmatched level by creating graphics that look much like the actual process equipment being controlled or monitored including the landscape or surroundings, interconnected piping, and instrumentation. We use several “High End” 3D modeling software packages that are typically used in the Film and Gaming industries to digitally recreate the process facility and equipment. We start by creating a 3D model of the process facility as illustrated in the video to the left. From the 3D model we create the SCADA / HMI screens that are used to monitor and control the equipment (examples shown below). This greatly enhances the facility / plant operation personnel’s ability to operate and maintain their facilities.