With only a few pictures, pinpano caputures a 360° panorama display of a local environment. At first glance, the human eye naturally sees, finds and processes components or characteristics of a certain object, i.e. the data sheet of a pump.

Everything built or constructed by humans changes over time. It ages, changes it’s appearance or shows signs of usage. A certain service and maintenance is required.

In the age of digitalization, 3D-models are an inherent part of and standard in almost every planning. Architects, engineers and technical drawers use 3D-models to visualize their ideas, illustrate the tasks, picture the scope of work to be done, identify the interfaces to other trades / projects / systems and answer many other questions.

This approach is surely right during the periods of planning until bringing into service. However, requirements change once operation starts: plants age, are altered or repaired, plant parts are substituted, usage / operation changes the millimetric precise dimensions and thus, the actual conditions are not according to the model anymore. Often, architects and engineers formerly involved in the planning moved to the next project and the lack of resources and budget prevents the 3D-datamodel to be up-to-date and updated.

Even documents, allocated to different components or assembly parts, change over time. Many of them even become invalid, like for example inspection certificates, who have to either be renewed regularly or due to revisions.

In former times, piles of folders were filled with paper information. Today, hard drives with countless folders and different versions of data files are used in day-to-day business. Without a digital Document Management System, it is hard to keep track of the last and current version. Even to find documents is a challenge for the user. Scarcely anybody can remember the different numbers and conventions or the filling places. A visual connection of the data files with real objects in our analog world is missing.

… but a picture could create the natural link for the human eye.