Out-of-box touch-screen 3D work instructions.
When the SAP® 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer for iPad was released last year, it was also revealed that the Android version would be released in Q2 2013. On the 26th of June SAP® kept their promise (just) and in doing so released what is guaranteed to become an incredibly popular app. From what I’ve seen the VE Viewer Android app looks and feels much like the very slick iPad app.
SAP® has stated that for the off-the-shelf tablet VE Viewer applications they will support a screen size of at least 7 inches (17.78 cm) and at least Android 4.1 Jellybean. Android devices are becoming increasingly popular as demonstrated by these numbers and because of these numbers: You can buy a Google® Nexus 7 for US$199 compared to an Apple® iPad Mini 2 for US$329. That’s US$130 cheaper for a functionally comparable product.
There are ‘white label’ Android 7″ tablets that are even cheaper than the Nexus 7 again. The Google Nexus 7 has Gorilla Glass, a good graphics processor, and, a reasonably durable outer shell off-the-shelf which makes it a really good baseline model for comparison.
It is this combination which makes for a low cost, plug-and-play and touch-screen solution for; 3D manufacturing assembly instruction delivery, 3D maintenance instruction delivery, or, a 3D sales tool which is the really exciting prospect with this app release.
Integration or customization (or both) is available with VE Generator or the SDK / API which we deliver.
Having been through the sparse documentation provided by SAP®, what they have not stated is the definitive list of which devices the app will work with.
You can find the app here or search for “SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer” in the Google Play Store on your device. If it shows up it should be compatible with your device. Sadly, it is not compatible with my Samsung® Galaxy Note II.
Have you been successful in installing and using the VE Viewer for Android app on your tablet?
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Welcome to this tutorial on how to use the *NEW* SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer mobile app on iPad. This tutorial walks you through searching & downloading the application to working with 3D models in the application.
Key features of SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer
- Easily zoom, pan, rotate, and, access meta-data using standard multi-touch gestures
- View animated step-by-step 3D visual work instructions created with SAP Visual Enterprise Author
- Interact with large, complex 3D CAD assemblies converted with SAP Visual Enterprise Generator
- Select parts or assemblies to view CAD and SAP business information
- Search, hide/show, and isolate parts and assemblies, and hide/show step-by-step instruction text.
This mobile application is awesome and has immense potential and benefits to be a part of every day visual communication workflow.
Today, I am really happy and excited to share the release of Visual Enterprise Viewer mobile application for iPad from SAP!
SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer iPad app enables end users to visualise and interact with simple to complex 3D data in iPad.
The SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer enables users to view, zoom, pan and rotate interactive 3D data, play step-by-step animations and visualize content created with SAP Visual Enterprise suite of products.
SAP VIsual Enterprise Viewer uses a new technology and 3D file format called Visual Design Stream that enables working with complex 3D models on iPad very easy.
This application can be downloaded from iTunes / Appsote for free!
SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer mobile app on iTunes/App Store
Great news, SAP has started a new community space specifically for the Visual Enterprise Applications.
SAP has already published some useful information on the site, including
- Working with Visual Enterprise Author and Corel Technical Suite
- Creating Model Views with Different Render Modes for the Same Part in Author
- Rotating HDR Environment Maps in Visual Enterprise Author
You can log in to actively participate in the community network or you can simply access the information available.
Click here to visit the SAP Visual Enterprise Community Space.
I came across an interesting article this morning titled: “The Long and Winding Road of 3D Visualization” that I would like to share with you.
The article is written by Chad Jackson, an Industry Analyst at Lifecycle Insights and publisher of the engineering-matters blog. It looks at how 3D visualization solutions have developed since they first surfaced in the mid 90s.
Chad argues that over the years two categories of 3D visualization technologies have developed:
- 3D visualization technology that has been incorporated into a number of enterprise systems as a ubiquitous infrastructure.
- 3D visualization has evolved into a number of specialized applications.
The article then discusses some of these specialized applications and their value in more detail. For users of SAP Visual Enterprise software (formerly Right Hemisphere), many of these application will sounds very familiar: Design communication and collaboration, technical documentation, marketing and sales collateral, drawingless deliverable … All things that can easily be done with SAP Visual Enterprise applications, eliminating the need for many different specialized tools.
This morning SAP officially released the SAP Visual Enterprise suite of products and with that completes the initial integration of Right Hemisphere into SAP.
All SAP products have been re-branded and are now offer as the SAP Visual Enterprise Applications.
- Deep Exploration CAD is now SAP Visual Enterprise Author
- Deep View is now SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer
- Deep Server is now SAP Visual Enterprise Generator
SAP will integrate the Visual Enterprise Technology (formerly Right Hemisphere) into their existing product and applications. But they will also continue to offer standalone versions of the products to enable none SAP customers to also leverage the benefits of the Visual Enterprise.