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Navigation and Discovery in 3D CAD Repositories
July/August 2007 (vol. 27 no. 4)
pp. 38-47
Jiantao Pu, Purdue University
Yagnanarayanan Kalyanaraman, Purdue University
Subramaniam Jayanti, Purdue University
Karthik Ramani, Purdue University
Zygmunt Pizlo, Purdue University
While traditional text-based searches are impractical for users seeking 3D content in large repositories, existing 3D search systems present search results in a 1D list, which is hard to search. A new interaction paradigm lets users navigate results in 2D and 3D spaces and easily find 3D models that are similar overall or in a single orientation.

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Index Terms:
visualization systems, CAD, applications of visualization, interaction, user interfaces
Citation:
Jiantao Pu, Yagnanarayanan Kalyanaraman, Subramaniam Jayanti, Karthik Ramani, Zygmunt Pizlo, "Navigation and Discovery in 3D CAD Repositories," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 38-47, July-Aug. 2007, doi:10.1109/MCG.2007.87
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