In the framework of overall training renovation, the EDF Engineering Production Training Unit (UFPI), wanted to have its own presentation tool of a dam, thus enabling to study its various construction phases, auscultation tools and hydrostatic and thermal distortion effects.
Operantis has been selected by EDF to develop a 3D application which addresses this need.
Interactive training tool
The specifications written by EDF regarding this interactive and innovative training tool, pursued the following objectives:
- Be able to see 9 phases of a dam creation – from greenfield until impounding
- Display the 3D model at all angles and zoom on a specific zone
- Identify and highlight construction specific zones
- Animate construction evolutions
Training and classroom support tool
3D application can be used either in instructor-assisted classroom mode, or autonomously by the trainee in self-paced mode.
In classroom, the application delivers the essential support to the pedagogical message that the instructor wishes to transmit to trainees.
The instructor can easily illustrate his/her live explanations by adding visual details about the construction operation.
3D application allows to display construction internal mechanisms by showing normally « hidden » objects in transparent layers. The user can turn around and zoom on moving components. The user has a function at his/her disposal which enables him/her to move forward/rewind the animation. This way, the user is free to play cinematics until he/she has understood and memorized the operation.