Expanding the grid with virtual reality software

16 March 2017

Our Spatial Design Team will this week participate in Melbourne Design Week's Open State tours to showcase how CitiPower and Powercor use 3D modelling design software to expand the grid and plan for the future.

Visitors on the tour will see inside the process using AutoCAD Utility Design (AUD) software and will get to try ‘virtual reality glasses’ using their own smartphones. There will also be a chance to try Virtual Reality masks supplied by 3D design software company Autodesk.

Open State is part of the Melbourne Design Week, an annual design program linking creativity with business and community. Each year the program explores the value of good design in a ten-day, city-wide celebration offering talks by leading designers, tours, workshops and industry events at NGV and partner venues throughout Melbourne. 

The theme for 2017 is Design Values. It asks: what does design value and how do we value design? Find out more here.