Tangible digital master for product lifecycle management in augmented reality

  • Fiorentino M
  • Monno G
  • Uva A
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We present a novel approach, called tangible digital master (TaDiMa), based on a flexible access to Product LifecycleManagement (PLM) database using a tan- gible/graphical user interface and augmented reality. We developed and tested a technical drawing template with automatically embedded markers for augmentation. We embedded the Mozilla FireFox engine into our annotation system for the integration of web 2.0 applications in the AR environment. We also extended the concept of web feed to PLM for notification of technical contents.We implemented a dynamic labelling management with view-driven filtering and placement. We also present a tangible management for layers visualization and users access by marked tokens.We validated theTaDiMa approach in a selection of possible sce- narios for different PLM applications. The main benefit of the TaDiMa system is the easy and low-cost integration in the product lifecycle process.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Industrial augmented reality
  • PLM
  • Tangible interfaces
  • Technical drawings and annotations

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