INCREASES PRODUCTION RATES AND IMPROVES AIRCRAFT AVAILABILITY
This intuitive 3D environment enables the user to quickly detect and quantify issues like recurring cracks or increasing wear and then aids in root cause analysis efforts to identify the source of the problem.
In addition, NLign™ enables users to quickly find information relevant to a specific troublesome location on a structure, such as previous repairs and analysis. This has been shown to significantly reduce the engineering time associated with the Material Review Board (MRB) process during manufacturing and engineering requests during operations.
Better Data, Better Decisions
NLign™ stores data as objects called trendables which are fully customizable and contain a variety of user-defined fields (numbers, dates, lists, text, etc.). NLign™ offers manual and automated data filtering and allows trendables to be viewed as tables, charts, and/or displayed against a 3D model.
NLign™ contains several built-in statistical and graphing functions:
NLign™’s Trending Filter Editor allows users to select the trendable data to display. Filtering can be configured to select specific locations on a structure, damage type, and/or other interest parameters. Filters may be saved in private and public modes for restricted or shared viewing.
Charts & Graphs
Users can view existing charts or create new data charts from trendable data. Data can be displayed in various formats, including Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Line Chart, or Histogram Charts.
The Color Presets feature allows users to color-code trendable points based on data values and display them in a 3D view. An auto-select feature allows color presets to be selected automatically based on the selected parameter. In addition, new color presets can be saved for future use.
Using this capability, a user can take a photo of a damaged system, use NLign™ to align the image onto a 3D model of the structure, and accurately transfer the damage to the 3D model. Once the damage is transferred to the model, a trendable can be added that allows the user to tag the damage with the proper parameters (e.g., crack, corrosion, etc.).
Requires a Windows 7 machine