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|Title: ||A PC-based virtual reality system for facility layout design|
|Authors: ||Chung, German K. M.|
So, Richard H. Y.
Lee, Neville Ka-Shek
|Keywords: ||PC-based virtual reality system|
Facility layout design
|Issue Date: ||1998 |
|Citation: ||Proceedings of the First World Congress on Ergonomics for Global Quality and Productivity, July 8-11, 1998, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 1998, p. 205-208|
|Abstract: ||A PC-based proto-type VR layout system has been developed using the latest 3D real-time VR rendering graphics library, RenderWareTM. This proto-type will enable a designer to layout a design in 2D drawings and visualize it in 3D perspective at the same time. This feature allows an engineer to present a new facility layout to the end-users so that potential usability problems can be identified and corrected through a visual 'walk-through'. In a study concerning facility layout, Kew (1996) reported that involving users in the early stage of a design could avoid costly mistakes. The visual 'walk-through' would facilitate this early stage participation. Another feature of the program is the ability to combine multi-layer designs in one set of computer-generated 3D models. Without this, engineers are left to debug a multi-layer design in their minds. In this paper, the design and implementation of the proto-type program are discussed with case illustrations.|
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