The recent CADMATIC Users’ Meeting 2018 held at the Joki Visitor and Innovation Centre in Turku, Finland was an outstanding success. Close to 250 participants from 24 countries took part in the two-day event from 12-13 September. The event included a get-together party, presentations by both CADMATIC staff and partner organizations, as well as workshops and a gala dinner.
The biennial CADMATIC Users’ Meeting is an ideal event to meet and network with other CADMATIC software users, get first-hand experiences of the latest software features and to influence and gain insights into future developments.
The benefits of using new digital applications in design and construction projects was of particular interest at this year’s event, as well as completely new software interfaces and use cases such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Information Management was another important theme that drew much attention.
The event also saw the unveiling of the CADMATIC FollowApp. The app allows stakeholders of CADMATIC design projects to view various project metrics conveniently from their mobile phones. These metrics include e.g. the total length of pipes, total mass of pipes and pipefittings and the number of pipelines. The metrics are automatically uploaded to FollowApp at scheduled times from CADMATIC Plant or CADMATIC Outfitting projects.
Participants also had an opportunity to experience the integration that has been created between Microsoft HoloLens and the CADMATIC eShare. The Microsoft HoloLens headset can be used to view the CADMATIC 3D model.
In addition to informative presentations, workshops, and meetings with Product Owners, event participants also took part in a festive gala dinner held at the Kankainen Manor near Turku.