Semantic Roomobjects for Conceptual Design Support : A Knowledge-based Approach

  • In: Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2005 2005, Part 4, 207-216, DOI: The conceptual design at the beginning of the building construction process is essential for the success of a building project. Even if some CAD tools allow elaborating conceptual sketches, they rather focus on the shape of the building elements and not on their functionality. We introduce semantic roomobjects and roomlinks, by way of example to the CAD tool ArchiCAD. These extensions provide a basis for specifying the organisation and functionality of a building and free architects being forced to directly produce detailed constructive sketches. Furthermore, we introduce consistency analyses of the conceptual sketch, based on an ontology containing conceptual relevant knowledge, specific to one class of buildings.

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Author:Bodo Kraft, Gerd Schneider
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2005
Publishing Institution:Fachhochschule Aachen
Contributing Corporation:Aachen, University of Technology – Department of Computer Science III
Date of the Publication (Server):2010/11/15
Tag:Bauingenieurwesen; CAD
CAD; civil engineering
GND Keyword:CAD
Source:Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2005 Proceedings of the 11th International CAAD Futures Conference held at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, on June 20–22, 2005
Institutes:FH Aachen / Fachbereich Medizintechnik und Technomathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten