Behaviour Simulation in Computer Aided Product Concept Sketching

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In the product conceptualization phase of design, sketches are often used for exploration of diverse behaviour patterns of the components to achieve the required functionality. This paper presents a method to animate the sketch produced using a tablet interface to aid verification of the desired behaviour. A sketch is a spatial organization of strokes whose perceptual organization helps one to visually interpret its components and their interconnections. A Gestalt based segmentation followed by interactive grouping and articulation, presented in this paper, enables one to use a mechanism simulation framework to animate the sketch in a “pick and drag” mode to visualize different configurations of the product and gain insight into the product’s behaviour.


Mental Simulation Mental Workload Product Concept Stroke Group Physical Prototype 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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