Product News: Vuforia’s Instruct streamlines 3D CAD-based instructions

May 27, 2021
Promises to enable OEMs to simplify and accelerate authoring of CAD-based AR work instructions.

PTC announced the release of the Vuforia Instruct out-of-the-box offering from the Vuforia Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) SuiteWith PTC's Vuforia Instruct, enterprises can leverage 3D CAD data to create, deliver, and scale interactive AR work instructions, per its maker. 

The Software as a Service (SaaS)-based offering, available on the PTC Atlas platform, promises to empower original equipment manufacturers to extend the value of the digital thread all the way to their front-line workers. 

"We are thrilled to be working with PTC and Rockwell Automation to bring AR to our customers, and see tremendous opportunity to use 3D work instructions to address critical inspection steps within our maintenance, repair, and sanitation processes on our packaging equipment," said Alexander Ouellet, innovation engineer, Harpak-ULMA Packaging. "The enhanced work instructions created with Vuforia Instruct enable us to upskill our customers' employees, and even our own technical staff, on intricate procedures in mission critical environments. AR technologies will help our customers reap significant productivity gains by enabling them to improve the accuracy and timeliness of complex, manual processes."

"Vuforia Instruct enables organizations to transform the way they create and scale work instructions to their front-line employees," said Michael Campbell, executive vice president and general manager, augmented reality products, PTC. "Leveraging existing 3D CAD data, organizations can now guide employees to exactly where work needs to be done and provide them with detailed instructions for critical inspection procedures in context. Such enhancements are critical to industrial organizations looking to increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce unplanned downtime."