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The Collaborative Design Virtual Environment (CDVE)

Shiratuddin, M.F., Fletcher, D., Breland, J. and Kitchens, K. (2007) The Collaborative Design Virtual Environment (CDVE). In: IEEE Virtual Reality 2007, 10 - 14 March, Charlotte, North Carolina

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In any construction project, designers are responsible to propose and develop designs based on the owner’s requirement. Designs are primarily produced and presented in the form of 2D CAD drawings that can later be used by the builder to erect the facility. Nowadays, as technologies improve, the complexity of building designs also increases. Designs are produced by various designers residing either within the same firm, outsourced, or through collaboration of many design firms. Due to this nature of production of designs, effective communication and collaboration among individuals involved are important. Current design collaboration tools are mostly in non real time fashion and the designs are not in 3D. This video presents an application currently under development to support real-time design collaboration in a virtual environment (VE). This application is called the ‘Collaborative Design Virtual Environment’ or ‘CDVE’. The CDVE support many collaborative real time 3D interactions such as moving, rotating, scaling, hiding, duplicate 3D object that exist in the VE.

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