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Integration of Augmented Reality into the CAD Process

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Visualization tools, modeling abilities and grading models

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Engineering Design Graphics

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23.784.1 - 23.784.10



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Tumkor Serdar Stevens Institute of Technology (SES)

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Serdar Tumkor is affiliated as a research scientist and professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. He had been a member of the faculty at the Istanbul Technical University from 1996 to 2007. Dr. Tumkor received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1994. His teaching interests are Machine Design, Engineering Design, and Engineering Graphics. His current research interests include Design of MEMS devices with polymeric nano-composites, computer integrated design, process planning and manufacturing, online design catalogs, and web-based collaboration.

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El-Sayed S. Aziz Stevens Institute of Technology (SES)

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Dr. El-Sayed Aziz holds a faculty position as Associate Professor in the Production Engineering and Mechanical Design Department at Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt. Currently, he is working as a research scientist at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. He received B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt, in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2003. His research interests include knowledge-based engineering systems, computer-integrated design and manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis, software development and applications as well as remote and virtual laboratories.

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Sven K. Esche Stevens Institute of Technology

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Constantin Chassapis Stevens Institute of Technology (School of Engineering and Science)

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120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 23-26, 2013 Integration of Augmented Reality (AR) into the CAD ProcessAbstractThe enhancement of visualization skills of engineering students is essential for their developmentof design skills in many fields of engineering. Based on studies of visualization skills of enteringfirst year engineering students, some of them have difficulties in dealing with orthographicapplications (projections, orthographic to isometric transformations, etc.). They seem to lacksufficient geometric and/or trigonometric relational skills, which are essential when modelingeven simple geometric objects. Augmented Reality (AR) technology could provide a solution tothis problem. The potential benefits of AR are improvements in the students’ abilities withrespect to spatial cognition, concept development, decision making as well as designmodifications and refinements due to the support for viewing and ‘touching’ the design.This paper will explore the integration of AR into the Computer Aided Design (CAD) processwith SolidWorks software in order to provide an interactive learning experience, in whichabstract thinking is supported and concept visualization, exploration and evaluation arefacilitated during the various stages of the design process. Such an AR system will permit thestudents to visualize virtual representations of their 3D CAD models in real-world settings bymixing the 3D CAD model with a webcam view of the students and facilitating real-timeinteractions between the students and the designed objects.

Serdar, T., & Aziz, E. S., & Esche, S. K., & Chassapis, C. (2013, June), Integration of Augmented Reality into the CAD Process Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19798

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