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Learn about the 2D and 3D modules of SHMS

Learn about the 2D and 3D modules of SHMS

You probably already know the benefits of SHMS for monitoring work; we will talk about the differences between the 2D and 3D modules. Both modules are intended exactly for real-time online monitoring of the client’s structures. They have the functionality to allow the modules to be updated, and automatically information is displayed for real-time monitoring – even at a distance.

In addition, they are visualization modules for much of the system data. You can visualize the instrumentation with alarms; a very strong point is the integrated visualization of the information. So, it is possible to view more than one piece of data simultaneously in more than one location since visual delivery allows this benefit.

Next, we will point out the similarities and differences between the modules so that you can identify which one is the most efficient in meeting your needs.

Similarities between the modules

Working with the SHMS allows for speeding up the capture of information and its transformation into data. This data contributes greatly to the decision-making process. In this scenario, we can point out that both the 2D and 3D modules bring several facilities for the monitoring work.

You can, for example, observe:

  • The location of each asset;
  • The data collected from this asset and its alarms;
  • Check whether they are operating or not.

You can also see if they are doing quick statistical analyses, view the risk maps, static cross-sections, displacement vectors of prisms or surface landmarks, measure distances, among others.

These features are present in both the 2D and 3D versions of SHMS, but each module has its specificities.

Want to know the benefits of each version? Read on and find out.

Differences between 2D and 3D monitoring

You have already discovered the main common features of the SHMS versions. Now, it’s time to discover the differentials of each one.

In 2D monitoring, all information is presented on a static map. In them, there are some LAYERS where the user can upload. Layers are schematic drawings that represent certain asset characteristics, and the user of each segment can choose or have to work with specific layers.

A geotechnical user, for example, can enter the contour lines of the terrain (the most commonly in this segment). An environmental user, on the other hand, will have several possibilities to use these layers since they use layers from:

  • Cavity (caves);
  • Map (photos, drone images);
  • Watersheds;
  • Springs;
  • And much other visual information.

Unlike the 2D module, the 3D module does not use layers but rather a three-dimensional model of the terrain topography. Then, all the previously mentioned instrumentation information – such as measurements, risk map, cross-sections, distance analysis – are presented in a 3D model of the terrain topography.3D model of the terrain topography.

Thus, all integrated information continues to be delivered, with the added benefit of a more practical and assertive visualization.

In general, the type of visualization is more related to the user’s personal taste or needs since what is important is the visualization of integrated information of all assets, updated in real-time and online.

In other words, the SHMS is a great monitoring tool that can help speed up field professionals’ daily processes. And, the best of all, with analysis and statistics updated in real-time, regardless of distance. Now that you know the details of SHMS and the particularities of the 2D and 3D modules, contact our experts to schedule a test.