Interactive Dimensioning of Parametric Models

T. Kelly, P. Wonka, P. Mueller

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

We propose a solution for the dimensioning of parametric and procedural models. Dimensioning has long been a staple of technical drawings, and we present the first solution for interactive dimensioning: A dimension line positioning system that adapts to the view direction, given behavioral properties. After proposing a set of design principles for interactive dimensioning, we describe our solution consisting of the following major components. First, we describe how an author can specify the desired interactive behavior of a dimension line. Second, we propose a novel algorithm to place dimension lines at interactive speeds. Third, we introduce multiple extensions, including chained dimension lines, controls for different parameter types (e.g. discrete choices, angles), and the use of dimension lines for interactive editing. Our results show the use of dimension lines in an interactive parametric modeling environment for architectural, botanical, and mechanical models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-129
Number of pages13
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Cite this