DesignersWorkbench: Towards real-time immersive modeling

Falko Kuester, Mark A. Duchaineau, Bernd Hamann, Ken I. Joy, Kwan-Liu Ma

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Abstract

This paper introduces the DesignersWorkbench, a semi-immersive virtual environment for two-handed modeling, sculpting and analysis tasks. The paper outlines the fundamental tools, design metaphors and hardware components required for an intuitive real-time modeling system. As companies focus on streamlining productivity to cope with global competition, the migration to computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems has established a new backbone of modern industrial product development. However, traditionally a product design frequently originates from a clay model that, after digitization, forms the basis for the numerical description of CAD primitives. The DesignersWorkbench aims at closing this technology or `digital gap' experienced by design and CAD engineers by transforming the classical design paradigm into its fully integrated digital and virtual analog allowing collaborative development in a semi-immersive virtual environment. This project emphasizes two key components from the classical product design cycle: freeform modeling and analysis. In the freedom modeling stage, content creation in the form of two-hand sculpting of arbitrary objects using polygonal, volumetric or mathematically defined primitive is emphasized, whereas the analysis component provides the tools required for pre- and post-processing steps for finite element analysis tasks applied to the created models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-472
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3957
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventStereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 24 2000Jan 27 2000

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Computer aided design
computer aided design
Computer-aided Design
Real-time
Product design
Virtual reality
Product Design
Virtual Environments
Modeling
Computer aided engineering
Analog to digital conversion
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Computer aided manufacturing
Processing
Handed
Product development
streamlining
Digitization
Clay
Systems Engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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DesignersWorkbench : Towards real-time immersive modeling. / Kuester, Falko; Duchaineau, Mark A.; Hamann, Bernd; Joy, Ken I.; Ma, Kwan-Liu.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 3957, 01.01.2000, p. 464-472.

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Kuester, Falko ; Duchaineau, Mark A. ; Hamann, Bernd ; Joy, Ken I. ; Ma, Kwan-Liu. / DesignersWorkbench : Towards real-time immersive modeling. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2000 ; Vol. 3957. pp. 464-472.
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