FRAMENCE Use Cases

The FRAMENCE technology can be used in a multitude of different use cases. In the following we would like to give you a small overview of some of these possibilities.

If you would like to know whether FRAMENCE technology is also suitable for your application, please contact us.

Documentation of construction sites

Create a complete time-located documentation, starting with excavation pits, ground pipes, to ground plates, further floors and utilities management as well as installation engineering.

BIM models can be integrated into these panoramas so that the contexts “as built” and “as planned” are visible at all times.

This gives you an overview of the construction progress, which can be accessed at any time. In warranty cases, this data is an important basis for the comprehension of construction situations. The recorded panoramas can be protected against later manipulation.

Documentation of technical facilities

In highly engineered buildings, FRAMENCE is very helpful in the documentation of facilities and supply lines.

The panorama pictures show all details, even if they are not needed at the time of recording. Nothing is lost and there is no need to re-document anything.

You can store the technical data and other documents on the facilities in the integrated asset tool. Thanks to FRAMENCE’s special 3D capability, real 3D models can be created from the panoramas and measurements determined. With the help of integrated detail images, type plates, labels and barcodes can be stored on the facilities.

3D models of existing buildings for planning purposes

The planning of extensions or rebuildings requires coherent 3D models of the existing buildings.

You can easily create those from FRAMENCE’s photo panoramas. In that case, the interesting objects must be visible on at least two panoramas.

Convenient and intelligent functions support you in the creation of 3D objects. These can be passed on to other CAD programs via interfaces.

On the other hand, 3D models made with the help of planning tools can also be inserted into the FRAMENCE hybrid model and checked for consistency with the existing photo panoramas.

Documentation of hidden installations

Installations in walls, ceilings and floors are clad in most buildings and are therefore not directly visible.

In the event of damage or conversion, these installations must be exposed at considerable cost in order to obtain an overview of the current situation.

If FRAMENCE panoramas have been created during the construction or conversion phase and located on the plans, they can be called up at any time and show the state of construction or various chronologically staggered states.

Since the FRAMENCE hybrid model is not a simple image but a model, dimensions and 3D situations can also be checked.

With our methods you save a lot of time and money, as you can repair damage or carry out conversions in a much more targeted manner.

Safety documentation

Information on safety-critical rooms such as laboratories, technical rooms, storage facilities for flammable and toxic substances and many more is extremely important for the rescue services in the event of a malfunction or accident.

Mere plans  do not suffice in most cases as they rarely reflect the actual room situation.

The FRAMENCE hybrid model contains everything that is important. The photorealistic room representations from different positions provide you with information on safety such as the position of shut-off valves, material and substance storage as well as information on potential hazards.

Security personnel can retrieve these data in advance and prepare themselves accordingly.

Planning technical facilities and machines

With the help of the FRAMENCE hybrid models, the panoramas of existing technical facilities can be supplemented by real 3D components such as steel or concrete nozzles, girders, walls, pipelines, large aggregates, etc. These objects can be created with simple functions directly from the panoramas.

3D models of newly installed machines can be integrated into this hybrid graphic and checked in consensus with the existing systems which are visible on the panoramic images. You receive a completely new quality of planning, since you can superimpose the photorealistic situation at any time at the push of a button.

The 3D functionality allows transport routes and installation situations to be secured and any collisions to be ruled out.

With this procedure, the initial planning steps can be carried out very quickly and reliably.

The 3D objects generated from the hybrid model can be transferred to 3D factory planning systems via interfaces.

Documentation and revision

Many companies want to check at regular intervals which inventories, machines and equipment are located in the rooms and what has changed since the last inspection.

Until now, these processes were very time-consuming and expensive and for these reasons were not always consistently continued.

With FRAMENCE’s photo panoramas you can document your rooms with all the equipment within a few minutes. The comparison with older situations can be carried out comfortably from your workplace. FRAMENCE offers you a whole range of functions such as the superimposition of two panoramas, the superimposition with plans and 3D models as well as the spatial location of factual data information. In the future, intelligent processes will support the automatic recognition of components in the photo panoramas.

Enhancement of BIM models with „as built“

Today, BIM models are required for most construction projects. They are the planning basis for the construction and in the ideal case also for all technical trades. Since changes are usually made on the construction site, they have to be incorporated into the BIM model, which as experience has shown is not always the case.

With Framence, the BIM models can be checked and supplemented. The photo panoramas are adjusted into the BIM model and can show discrepancies in the superposition. Furthermore, the photo panoramas can also supplement the BIM model with components that were not planned in 3D.

The seamless integration of the 3D model and photo panoramas in the hybrid graphics gives you a complete photorealistic digital twin that shows the “as built” situation. Missing 3D objects can be created in the FRAMENCE hybrid graphics and integrated into the BIM model. We provide an IFC interface for this purpose.