June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Engineering Design Graphics
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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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