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Adding Visual Recognition To The Capabilities Of Computer-aided Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930301

Volume

5

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,436 kb

Author(s)

A. Koutamanis & V. Mitossi

Abstract

Adding visual recognition to the capabilities of computer-aided design A. Koutamanis, V. Mitossi Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of The Netherlands ABSTRACT The paper presents an approach to reducing the labour-intensiveness of inputting and manipulating visual design representations in the computer by means of automated recognition of his/her drawing input. Design systems which employ computer vision can make or suggest corrections to the representations created by the designer; make explicit design aspects which are implicit in the representation; allow and facilitate the parallel use of several design representations. The same forms of recognition can also be instrumental for the use of autonomous robots in manufacturing and construction and for the transfer of existing archives of analog drawings to the computer. INTRODUCTION Computer-aided design (CAD) is rapidly and irrevocably changing the practice of most design disciplines. The advantages of computeriza-

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