HOU Xiao-ting, LI Chang-hua. Research on the Three-dimensional Modeling and Optimization of a Virtual Tower Crane Based on 3DS Max, Solidworks and EON Professional[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2013, 18(1): 15-19

Research on the Three-dimensional Modeling and Optimization of a Virtual Tower Crane Based on 3DS Max, Solidworks and EON Professional
HOU Xiao-ting1
1. College of Science,Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology,Xi'an 710055,P. R. China;
2. College of Information and Control Enginering,Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology,Xi'an 710056,P. R. China
Three-dimensional modeling of virtual hoisting machinery is the critical works to structure the system of virtual construction,and the foundation to realize intelligent and interactive virtual hoisting. Aimed at enhancing the requests of image quality and stability of the virtual construction scene,taking a tower crane for example. We studied the technology of three-dimensional modeling and optimization of a virtual tower crane,and a method named two-stage model optimization was put forward. This depended on the modeling stage using Solidworks and 3DS Max and the performance optimization stage in EON. The practice of software development indicates that the proposed methods of three-dimensional modeling and optimization could satisfy the performance request of virtual construction system and be popularized to other virtual system.
Key words:    3DS Max    solidworks    EON Professional    virtual tower crane    three-dimensional modeling and optimization    virtual construction   
Received: 2013-01-18     Revised:
Funds: This paper is supported by Special Project of Scientific Research of Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government under Grant No.11JK0968
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