Issue No. 03 - May/June (2002 vol. 22)
Christopher D. Cera , Drexel University
William C. Regli , Drexel University
Ilya Braude , Drexel University
Yuri Shapirstein , Drexel University
Cheryl V. Foster , Comcast Corporation
<p>In this article, the authors present MUG, a collaborative 3D environment to support knowledge-based conceptual design. This work integrates computer-aided and collaborative design methods with a representation framework being developed for the Semantic Web. In this work, the authors have created a unique environment that allows a group of users, working together over the Internet, to create both a 3D layout and a knowledge-based description of a conceptual product design. MUG accepts domain-specic engineering ontologies described with the DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) and provides a multimodal collaborative 3D environment, supporting shared audio and shared 3D manipulation. MUG is written entirely in the Java language and runs across a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms.</p>
Conceptual Design, Computer-Aided Conceptual Design, Computer-Aided Design, Engineering Ontologies.
C. D. Cera, W. C. Regli, I. Braude, Y. Shapirstein and C. V. Foster, "A Collaborative 3D Environment for Authoring Design Semantics," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 22, no. , pp. 43-55, 2002.