A web-based collaborative framework for facilitating decision making on a 3D design developing process

Purevdorj Nyamsuren, Soo-Hong Lee, Hyun-Tae Hwang, Tae-Joo Kim
2015 Journal of Computational Design and Engineering  
Increased competitive challenges are forcing companies to find better ways to bring their applications to market faster. Distributed development environments can help companies improve their time-to-market by enabling parallel activities. Although, such environments still have their limitations in real-time communication and real-time collaboration during the product development process. This paper describes a web-based collaborative framework which has been developed to support the decision
more » ... ing on a 3D design developing process. The paper describes 3D design file for the discussion that contains all relevant annotations on its surface and their visualization on the user interface for design changing. The framework includes a native CAD data converting module, 3D data based real-time communication module, revision control module for 3D data and some sub-modules such as data storage and data management. We also discuss some raised issues in the project and the steps underway to address them. & 2015 Society of CAD/CAM Engineers. Production and hosting by Elsevier. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
doi:10.1016/j.jcde.2015.02.001 fatcat:blq3enlkyvh7tjhaley3ecb23i