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Environ: Integrating VR and CAD in Engineering Projects
November/December 2009 (vol. 29 no. 6)
pp. 91-95
Alberto Raposo, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)'s Department of Informatics
Ismael Santos, Petrobras Research Center
Luciano Soares, PUC-Rio's Tecgraf Laboratory
Gustavo Wagner, Tecgraf Laboratory
Eduardo Corseuil, PUC-Rio's Tecgraf Laboratory
Marcelo Gattass, PUC-Rio's Department of Informatics
A main objective of large industrial-engineering departments is implementing integrated information systems to manage their projects' life cycles. Environ is an application motivated by the demand to use Virtual Reality in large engineering models generated by CAD tools. Environ's main goal is to offer 3D visualization resources for CAD models with enough realism to serve as an integration tool for several engineering activities in the oil and gas industry.

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Index Terms:
VR in industry, visualization systems, CAD, oil and gas applications
Alberto Raposo, Ismael Santos, Luciano Soares, Gustavo Wagner, Eduardo Corseuil, Marcelo Gattass, "Environ: Integrating VR and CAD in Engineering Projects," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 91-95, Nov.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.118
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