Scene Assembly Tool (SAT): Project Report and User Manual

The scene assembly tool (SAT) is designed on the concept of 3D space and data driven technology. All objects in this world have a defined position based on coordinate systems. SAT takes advantage of these positioned objects and aligns these objects, which are stored in library, with their attributes. SAT allows a modeller to select 3D objects out of a database and arrange them spatially. The 3D models in the database need to be built by someone, and this takes time and money. The existence of aesthetic guidelines would mean that a library of 3D models constructed using these guidelines would change slowly, if at all, over time. This makes the SAT/3D library tool a very cost effective innovation for the MTO. Using this data driven technology, the bridge structures can be build within a minimum time frame with moderate efforts. It will allow the engineers and architects to view the bridge model in 3D before actual construction commences, thus providing the ability to create and evaluate multiple scenarios for the same location.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Niagara Research


    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 v., 25p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2010 7:22AM