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3D design tools speed NASA space shuttle work

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Mills, C. ; DLT Solutions, USA

There will always be a premium on innovation and original approaches to old problems. Engineers and designers are constantly urged to think outside the box. In space shuttle technician Arlene S. Reese's case, she decided to think outside the world of traditional, 2D drafting. Working under tough deadline pressures for a shuttle lighting installation project, Reese and her design team decided to blend digital photographs and 3D assemblies to show other contractors precisely where and how the job should be built. The result was a faster, more effective method for planning electrical projects that has earned awards for her team and continues to produce benefits for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Reese and the managers at NASA say the design method can apply to many architectural and engineering disciplines.

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May-June 2003

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