CDS Visual Launches CDS Mentor v2.0
Version 2.0 of CDS Mentor includes new functionality to improve the user experience and authoring of 3D work instructions.
April 18, 2023
CDS Visual, part of Dover and provider of software as a service (SaaS) 3D visualization solutions, has launched version 2.0 of CDS Mentor, a new digital immersive learning platform that uses 3D visualization to deliver knowledge and expertise to workers.
CDS Mentor is a cloud-based SaaS solution that goes beyond traditional work instructions to enable transformation of existing computer-aided design (CAD) assets into immersive learning experiences, the company reports. The solution provides critical information to frontline workers where and when they need it in a standardized work format, according to CDS Visual.
“Companies are facing a workforce skills gap while workflows are becoming increasingly complex with multiple product variants, making it harder than ever to maintain quality. In CDS Mentor, we’ve created a solution that allows procedures to be shared across the workforce, providing 3D visualized instructions for training, assembly, and repair,” says Harvinder Narula, senior manager of product management, CDS Visual.
Version 2.0 of CDS Mentor includes new functionality to improve the user experience and authoring of 3D work instructions. In addition, it reportedly delivers faster backend CAD file processing via its new and improved algorithms for better rendering, the company notes.
Focused on supporting safety in the workspace, the new version includes personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and configuration. This feature is designed to help users meet safety standards and regulations per OSHA requirements. Additionally, 3D work instruction authoring now enables users to select and configure the specific PPE required for each procedure.
CDS Mentor requires no expertise in coding or development and can be used on multiple devices—smartphones, tablets, PCs and, soon, mixed reality headsets. In addition, users can upload their own CAD assets to create immersive 3D instructions with animations and interactive annotations. These can then be shared with the company’s internal workforce and customers for product installation and maintenance.
“CDS Mentor helps reduce errors, waste and accidents for improved safety, compliance and efficiency. It also reduces training time, captures tribal knowledge and shortens the learning curve for tasks, resulting in better first-time fix rates,” adds Narula.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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