Digital factory is a comprehensive concept providing methods, models and instruments, which support enterprises in the optimisation of their organizational structures to deal with expected/unexpected changes in business processes and markets.
The 3D laser scanning and the 3D CAD modeling, based on 3D laser scans, are key instruments for the implementation of the digital factory idea: all-round planning, fulfilment, control, and continual improvement of all essential factory processes and resources utilisation in connection with the end product, e.g. automobiles, airplanes, ships, etc. The digital factory implementation requires several core activities:
- As-built analysis.
- Comparison of targeted and actual state.
- Collision detection, simulation, and optimisation of the material and workflows.
- Object-oriented 3D CAD modelling.