A virtual environment for simulating manufacturing operations in 3D Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a method for simulating basic manufacturing operations (unload, load, process, move, and store) in a 3D virtual environment. The virtual environment provides a framework for representing a facility layout in 3D, which encapsulates the static and the dynamic behavior of the manufacturing system. The 3D manufacturing objects in the facility are mapped with the nodes in the framework. The framework, a modified scenegraph structure, is a tree structure, which can be manipulated by updating the parent-child relationships and the transformation matrix to simulate the basic manufacturing operations. The method can be easily extended to represent more specific manufacturing operations.

name of conference

  • 2001 Winter Simulation Conference

published proceedings

  • Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304)

author list (cited authors)

  • Chawla, R., & Banerjee, A

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Chawla, R||Banerjee, A

publication date

  • January 2001