Method to design coordinated multiple views adapted to user's business requirements in 4D collaborative tools in AEC
The issue of multiple views coordination became more and more challenging in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) field since the apparition and the increasing success of 4D/nD CAD. In order to adapt visualization to user's business requirements in 4D-supported collaborative tools, this paper propose a method to design coordinated multiple views based on Model-Driven Engineering (MDE).The method enables user' s visualization needs description, visualization modes comparison. The aim is to choose appropriate visualization modes business needs, to associate interaction principles and coordination mechanisms in order to compose coordinated multiple views adapted to actor's business needs. The paper presents a case study based on literature review and interviews with construction sector practitioners.
Keywords--- AEC, 4D CAD, Coordinated Multiple Views, Visualization modeling, Model- Driven Engineering, CSCW, Business views.