Bickel S, Götz S, Wartzack S (2023)
Publication Type: Conference contribution
Publication year: 2023
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Volume: 3
Pages Range: 1975-1984
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Design Society
Event location: Bordeaux, FRA
The digitalization trend is finding its way more and more into product development, resulting in new frameworks to enhance product engineering. An integral element is the application of new techniques to existing data, which offers an enormous potential for time and cost savings, because duplicate work in product design and subsequent steps is avoided. The reduction of costs can be further increased through the application as early as possible in the product development process. One solution is outlined in this publication, where the source of available data is principle sketches from engineering design. These represent the basic solution for technical products in a simplified way and are often deployed in the early stages of the development process. This representation enables not only a search of similar sketches but also other fields of interest such as product optimization or the search of CAD-geometries. To utilize this data in a practical way, a procedure is presented which recognizes the symbols of the sketches and subsequently converts them into graphs. An exemplary dataset from different gearbox layouts is used to present the application opportunities by performing similarity searches with multiple input formats.
Bickel, S., Götz, S., & Wartzack, S. (2023). FROM SKETCHES TO GRAPHS: A DEEP LEARNING BASED METHOD FOR DETECTION AND CONTEXTUALISATION OF PRINCIPLE SKETCHES IN THE EARLY PHASE OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. In Kevin Otto (Eds.), Proceedings of the Design Society (pp. 1975-1984). Bordeaux, FRA: Cambridge University Press.
Bickel, Sebastian, Stefan Götz, and Sandro Wartzack. "FROM SKETCHES TO GRAPHS: A DEEP LEARNING BASED METHOD FOR DETECTION AND CONTEXTUALISATION OF PRINCIPLE SKETCHES IN THE EARLY PHASE OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT." Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2023, Bordeaux, FRA Ed. Kevin Otto, Cambridge University Press, 2023. 1975-1984.