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INFORMATION PROCESSING IN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
Edited by: B. Kumar
Virtual Reality in an Integrated Construction Environment
I. Faraj and M. Alshawi
Department of Surveying, University of Salford, United Kingdom
I. Faraj, M. Alshawi, "Virtual Reality in an Integrated Construction Environment", in B. Kumar, (Editor), "Information Processing in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 177-181, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.37.7.1
The issue of the management of information within an Integrated Computer Environment (ICE) must be addressed to ensure successful implementation of such environments. This paper briefly discusses a PC based integrated environment and highlights a distributed framework for VR integration with its main project model.
As more applications are integrated more computer resources will be required. In order to improve the performance of the environment, the VR application is made to run on a separate PC from other applications. The two PCs are networked and information between the VR application and the project models can be exchanged over the network. Such approach enables different users at different locations to access the project data.
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