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Displaying dynamic CAD models with X3DOM and WebSockets

09.01.2012 Showcase

This external showcase by Tampere University of Technology, demonstrates displaying CAD-imported models in browser and changing the model on-the-fly from a simulation.

X3DOM is used to render a X3D model exported from a native CAD application. The model is update REAL-TIME from a Matlab simulation model. It also integrates the 3D view with our other tools like semantic search by capturing DOM events (video around 2:53). Interfacing with the simulation from the browser is done via WebSockets. It displays the performance X3DOM is capable of: latency for visualization is constantly less than 50-100 ms.