Tuesday, October 10, 2006

simulation on paper

A simulation on a piece of paper
We aim to create a tool that allows the engineer to sketch a mechanical system as she would on paper, and then allows her to interact with the design as a mechanical system, for example by seeing a simulation of her drawing. We have built an early incarnation of such a tool, called ASSIST, which allows a user to sketch simple mechanical systems and see simulations of her drawings in a two-dimensional kinematic simulator.
- design rationale
A Shrewd Sketch Interpretation and Simulation Tool = ASSIST
The video is amazing!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Artichoke said...

Agree Bill - spotted this on Christopher D Sessums Blog and have been telling people about it ever since - such a powerful tool for students who imagine and visualise and want to share their understanding without having to write an essay