While Virtual Reality (VR) replaces the entire real world with virtual images, Augmented Reality (AR) superimposes virtual images on the real world. Augmented Reality (a most useful form of Mixed Reality (MR)) is a popular concept for using computers to overlay virtual information onto a view of the real world. In 2000, Phillip Dunston then at the University of Washington in Seattle and his research team presented the initial concept of AR CAD developed for supporting design and construction. The AR CAD concept is the addition of an AR assistant viewer to standard CAD to provide a more intuitive interaction with design models.
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software, design visualization, augmented reality, computer aided drawing
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Augmented Reality Computer-Aided Drawing (AR-CAD)" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 152.