Integrating CAD and 3D virtual worlds using agents and EDM

Ding, Lan, Liew, PakSan, Maher, Mary Lou, Gero, John, & Drogemuller, Robin (2003) Integrating CAD and 3D virtual worlds using agents and EDM. In Chiu, Mao-Lin, Tsou, Jin-Yeu, Kvan, Thomas, Morozumi, Mitsuo, & Jeng, Tay-Sheng (Eds.) Digital Design - Research and Practice : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Kluwer, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, pp. 301-312.


This paper develops an overall architecture for integrating CAD and virtual worlds. The advantages of having access to the building model in a virtual world include the collaborative nature of the world. The EDM database as an object-oriented database is developed to establish a common object-oriented representation of building model, which can be accessed by both CAD systems and virtual worlds. The integration between CAD systems and an EDM database is implemented through the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs) as an intermediate data model and the communication between the database and virtual worlds is developed through agents.

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ID Code: 8118
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Virtual Worlds, Agents, EDM database, IFCs, CAD
ISBN: 1402012101
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > CAD/CAM Systems (091001)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Kluwer
Copyright Statement: Proceedings published by Kluwer.
Deposited On: 07 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:28

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