Warehouse layout design is dominated by the “right” angle, pallet components, shelving units, aisles etc. are typically either parallel or perpendicular to each other. Whilst traditional two dimensional drawing is still perfectly effective when completing our design work eg the layout plan view with elevations and side views, modern software allows us to create 3D simulations of your warehouse design.
AutoCad and simulation have an important role to play in warehouse design. Complex conveyor systems can be modelled in 3D and in virtual worlds. So for example we can ensure that conveyors with curves, inclines, chutes, and spirals do not interfere with walkways, racks, mobile equipment, etc. One of the biggest selling points for the use of virtual reality is that it helps to avoid costly design mistakes, meaning at the conceptual stage it’s a very useful design tool.
The 3D model is even more powerful when its used to illustrate concepts or processes involving all the different equipment working together in a warehouse design. How equipment occupies space and how it integrates into the overall warehouse design solution. Multiple 3D simulation views are simple to produce and elements can be removed or added to improve understanding of the inter relationships involved. Clients can see, using virtual reality simulations what actually happens. It is difficult for a 2D drawing to achieve this.
We can provide our customers with on screen simulations and are even using virtual reality headsets so that clients can fully immerse themselves into their new warehouse design.