Siemens-NVIDIA immersive visualisation

  • March 25, 2024
  • William Payne

Siemens is deepening its collaboration with NVIDIA to build industrial metaverse systems. Siemens is adding immersive visualisation supported by new NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud APIs to the Siemens Xcelerator platform. This aims to increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology on the platform.

In the next phase of this collaboration, Siemens will release a new product later this year for Teamcenter X, Siemens’ cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, part of the Siemens Xcelerator platform. Powered by NVIDIA Omniverse technologies, it will allow engineering teams to create ultra-intuitive, photorealistic, real-time, and physics-based digital twins that eliminates workflow waste and errors.

Setting up and adjusting details in photorealistic renderings – such as material definitions and lighting environments, along with other supporting scenery assets – will be accelerated using generative AI. Tasks that previously took days can be completed in hours, with engineering data contextualised as it would appear in the real world.

In collaboration with NVIDIA, Siemens has demonstrated creation of real-time, photorealistic visualisation for HD Hyundai, a market leader in sustainable ship manufacturing. HD Hyundai has been developing ammonia- and hydrogen-powered ships, a complex process requiring oversight of ships that can contain over seven million discrete parts. HD Hyundai can use the new product to unify and visualise these massive engineering datasets interactively.

“We have long trusted Siemens Teamcenter for product lifecycle management. Based on this trust and through this new collaboration, we will be able to visualise and interact with the digital twin of ships while utilising generative AI to create objects and HDR backgrounds for better understanding of projects in context. This will be beneficial in many ways, as it will reduce errors, improve customer experience, and also save time and cost,” said Taejin Lee, Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer, HD Hyundai.

“We will revolutionise how products and experiences are designed, manufactured and serviced. On the path to the industrial metaverse, this next generation of industrial software enables customers to experience products as they would in the real world: in context, in stunning realism and – in the future – interact with them through natural language input,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG. “In collaboration with NVIDIA, we will bring accelerated computing, generative AI, and Omniverse integration across the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio.”

“Omniverse and generative AI are driving massive transformation for industrial enterprises,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Siemens is bringing NVIDIA platforms to their customers and opening new opportunities for industry leaders to build the next wave of AI-enabled digital twins at every scale.”