The concepts of the experimental design system that are discussed are feature modeling and geometrical constraints. The main technique for creating the user environment is Virtual Reality. Feature modeling forms the basis for managing the design data. To start with, data storage is implemented in a Relational Data Base Management System. Along with this a (traditional) interface is developed for managing the data. Data management consists of feature type creation and feature type instancing. Features are used to define building elements, their relationships and additional constraints. Apart from the design data, geometrical data are stored. Possible design solutions can be limited using geometrical constraints. Specifying connection types between building elements result in a set of solutions for the position of the bounding boxes of the building elements in space.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning Conference|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||4th Design & Decision Support Systems (DDSS 1998) in Architecture and Urban Planning Conference, July 26-29, 1998, Maastricht, The Netherlands - Maastricht, Netherlands|
Duration: 26 Jul 1998 → 29 Jul 1998
|Conference||4th Design & Decision Support Systems (DDSS 1998) in Architecture and Urban Planning Conference, July 26-29, 1998, Maastricht, The Netherlands|
|Period||26/07/98 → 29/07/98|