TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION WITH AUGMENTED REALITY DIRECTLY FROM COSIMA go! AND TOPICPILOT
CHALLENGE I VIRTUALLY ENHANCED MANUAL FOR COMPLEX SIG COMBIBLOC FILLING MACHINE
Whether in training, operations, troubleshooting or maintenance, when an employee needs instructions for complicated machinery or equipment they need it easy to understand and immediately accessible. KOTHES wanted to address this by virtually enhancing their existing manual with Augmented Reality. Specifically, the SIG Combibloc company wanted to project technical content directly onto a machine clearly explaining what the employee was looking at or supposed to do. The information should be color coded, clearly arranged and interactively linked. Furthermore, it should be possible to create and adapt the content directly from the content management system without any programming.
SOLUTION I AUGMENTED REALITY INTERGRATED INTO TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
In close collaboration, Re’flekt, Kothes! and DOCUFY have created an intuitive, mobile and easy to navigate user manual for operation, repair, and maintenance. By integrating the REFLEKT ONE AR platform to the COSIMA go! and TopicPilot editorial tools, companies are now able to easily enhance existing manuals and instructions with augmented reality. The Kothes! documentation specialists can now profit from a seamless integration and intuitive use of the manual. How does it work? The employee simply points the tablet at a machine’s barcode to identify the machine and the virtual guide immediately appears. The manual is context sensitive with its images structured to scale using color coded, clearly arranged and linked interactive content.