VESPER: Visual Exploration of Similarity and Performance Metrics for Computer-Aided Design Repositories

Published: September 26, 2018


William Z. Bernstein, Deverajan Ramanujan


VESPER is a visual analytics system for exploring similarity metrics and performance metrics derived from computer-aided design (CAD) repositories. It consists of (1) a data processing module allowing analysts to input custom similarity and performance metrics, (2) a visualization module facilitating navigation of the design spaces through coordinated, interactive visualizations, and (3) a report generation module allowing analysts to export a subset of the CAD parts for further external validation of the input similarity and performance metrics. In this paper, we discuss the need, design rationale, and the implementation details for VESPER. We then apply VESPER to (1) the sustainability-focused exploration of parts, and (2) the exploration of tool wear and surface roughness in machined parts.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2017)
Conference Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Conference Location: College Station, TX
Pub Type: Conferences
Created September 26, 2018, Updated September 26, 2018