Standarization and integration of body scan data for use in the apparel industry: Body scan data connectivity with apparel CAD
Su-Jeong Hwang, North Carolina State University, United States
North Carolina State University . Awarded
The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology for standardization and connectivity of body measurement data for apparel applications between body scanning systems and CAD systems to support further research of system integration in the apparel industry. This research has led to the development of standardization of the body measurement terminology and a data file format to connect the apparel CAD and 3D body scanning systems for the exchange of body measurement data for use in pattern design or alteration.
A Metaphor Matching Process (MMP) was designed for developing a set of Identification Codes with syntax to match and identify body measurements. And, an exchangeable body measurement data in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format, called MMP XML, was developed for achieving standardization of the body measurement terminology for bi-directional interpretation and transmission of data generated by 3D body scanning systems and 2D CAD pattern generation systems. Then, validation was accomplished by format data exchange testing with Gerber Technology, Inc. and [TC]2.
XML format data was gathered from an apparel CAD system and a body scan system. The XML format data was converted into a database system to demonstrate the connectivity between apparel pattern data and body scan data for standardization and integration. A logical IDEFIX model of data flow structure was developed for the body scan data connectivity with apparel CAD.
Hwang, S.J. Standarization and integration of body scan data for use in the apparel industry: Body scan data connectivity with apparel CAD. Ph.D. thesis, North Carolina State University.
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