GISize: The future of the industrial sector in 3D format

Aveva (Wonderware) was founded in 1987 on the premise that operators could monitor factory operations more effectively if their tools were as fun and easy to use as a video game interface. A few years later, it became one of the fastest-growing software companies in the USA and with more than 800,000 licenses in industrial facilities worldwide.

Currently, Aveva has expanded its solutions, which simplify operator interactions with other productivity applications and with the enterprise. They help companies make the most of their powerful technology with production applications, performance, manufacturing intelligence, management, and collaboration for business processes.

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Aveva needed to explore the use of 3D components for its tools, so they trusted Plain Concepts to create a graphical viewer to deploy infrastructure and building projects by integrating 3D tools into their platform. From here, GISize was born, an app designed to create simulated environments to navigate through spatial or geographical data that represents the future of the industrial sector.


Aveva offered its customers an interface to view relevant information from their infrastructures in a visual form in 2D format. However, the evolution of the industrial sector is directed to 3D and so demanded by its customers, so the change was imminent.

Therefore, they needed a component that would be integrated into their system. That would allow them to add 3D controls as a much more attractive and accurate viewfinder to show models of buildings, their maintenance, the operation of factories, tunnels...



From Plain Concepts, we incorporate a viewfinder, with our Wave Engine technology, to the GISize system. We develop a control using WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) capable of loading BIM models, which makes it possible to load buildings, access each floor, consult the model, visualize the specific parts we want, enter inside... All at a click.

The control integrates perfectly into the platform and allows viewing information in 3D format, changing the camera angle, focusing the lens, magnifying it, applying effects, multiple selections, access the metadata of the different elements or parts of the 3D object specified in the IFC file... This allows us to enter and consume the information that interests us, according to the moment we want.



In just a few years, 2D graphics will become obsolete, so betting on 3D represent the future of the industrial sector, but it will be extrapolated to all areas. This is the future of Digital Twin and the digital transformation that most companies are demanding.

From now on, all public works constructions must have a 3D representation and present the result in the BIM model, the standard at the level of architecture, so the applications of this viewfinder will be demanded worldwide. Also, if we talk about Digital Twin, they go hand in hand because we can know in real-time if an alarm goes off and visualize exactly where the problem is happening in our digital twin of the building.

Contextualized in a 3D environment, the information does not come all at once as in a table, but we can consume it ``à la carte``. The future of the three dimensions wherever we go is nearer than we think.