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A1A Debuts 3D Simulator for 3D Lift Plan

Feb. 19, 2020 – A1A Software LLC, has introduced the industry’s first VR Simulator for lift planning. 

3D Lift Vision helps users execute a 3D Lift Plan using a virtual reality headset and controls. 

“Each simulation is as unique as the lift plan that it is based on,” said Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software. “There is no better way to visualize the outcome of a lift than to allow the crane operator and other team members to simulate it in a virtual environment,” she said. 

There is no limit to the number of people who can engage in 3D Lift Vision. It lets the entire crane and rigging crew practice a lift in the virtual environment. That includes the crane operator, riggers, signal person, and tagline holders.  

“3D Lift Vision extends the ability of 3D Lift Plan to be used as a communication and risk mitigation tool,” said Weiss.  

Crane rental sales teams can use it to demonstrate to the customer where cranes and personnel will be placed, and their ability to make the lift according to the proposed lift plan.  

For risk mitigation, the operator and entire crane and rigging crew can practice the lift before arriving on site. That lets them assess placement of equipment and people, see whether anything on the job site will impact the lift, and lets the operator practice the load’s travel route. It also improves communication with lift directors, safety directors, and other contractors or trades. 

Because the simulations are based on 3D Lift Plans, employers can use 3D Lift Vision to evaluate and qualify operators for the crane and application. It’s also a great training tool for operators who need practice.  

3D Lift Vision is an add-on license to 3D Lift Plan subscriptions. Each license comes with one headset. The hardware is compact, portable, and wireless, so it’s easy to use anywhere. Communication through the headset allows individuals in different locations to work together in the same 3D Lift Vision simulation at one time. 

Crane Operator Simulation Rodeo at ConExpo 

3D Lift Vision makes its debut at ConExpo-Con/Agg, March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas. A1A Software invites attendees to participate in a 3D Lift Plan Crane Operator Simulation Rodeo during the show. Grand Prize winner takes home a 3D Lift Vision headset. Register to compete at Festival Booth 7804.


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