Knowledge-Based Creation of an Architectural 3-D Model from 2-D Drawings

by Hisao Goto, Takenaka, Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Yasuo Endo, Takenaka, Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Osamu Morimoto, Takenaka, Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Tatsuya Kazama, Takenaka, Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Kincho H. Law, Takenaka, Corp, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


This study is an extension of an earlier work on creating a 3-D model from 2-D drawings. The objective of this current work is to explore the issues involved in creating a prototype knowledge-based system (AutoModeler) that can: interpret architectural plan drawings; automatically construct a 3-D model of a building based on the results interpreted from the 2-D plan drawings and the user's provided information about the height; and generate other 2-D drawings, such as sections, elevations and perspectives from the 3-D model. These knowledge modules are employed for 2-D drawing interpretation and 3-D model construction. The AutoModeler has demonstrated successfully for automatically constructing a 3-D model based on the interpretations of simplified architectural plan drawings. In addition, the system is capable of generating drawings such as sections and elevations from the resulting 3-D model.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Two-dimensional models | Structural models | Terrain models | Smart buildings | Knowledge-based systems | Architecture | Computer models

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