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A PC-based Virtual Reality System for facility layout design

Authors Chung, K.M.
So, R.H.Y. View this author's profile
Lee, N.K.S. View this author's profile
Issue Date 1998
Source First World Congress on Ergonomics For Global Quality and Productivity, Hong Kong , 8-11 July 1998, p. 205-208
Summary 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. URI:
Language English
Format Conference paper
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