Heuristic method to recognize dimension sets in architectural engineering drawings

Yalin Wang, Long Tang, Zhenxi Liu

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Recognition of dimension sets is a prerequisite for engineering drawings interpretation. A new heuristic algorithm for dimension sets recognition is presented in this paper. Following the recognized text strings, the algorithm recognizes the dimension lines and other components of the dimension set according to the dimension set syntax. The advantages of this algorithm to the architectural engineering drawings are significant. A data structure of planar position index is used and evaluated. Experimental results are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Science and Technology
Issue numberSuppl
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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