Article | Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015 | 3D Schematics of Modelica Models and Gamification
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Title:
3D Schematics of Modelica Models and Gamification
Author:
Hilding Elmqvist: Dassault Systèmes, Lund, Sweden Alexander D. Baldwin: Dassault Systèmes, Lund, Sweden / Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden Simon Dahlberg: Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
DOI:
10.3384/ecp15118527
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015
Issue:
118
Article no.:
057
Pages:
527-536
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-09-18
ISBN:
978-91-7685-955-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Block diagrams have been used for a long time to express data flow in dynamic models, i.e. the input output relations between calculation blocks. SysML diagrams are also used to express other relations such as component hierarchy and inheritance. Modelica uses object diagrams, a generalization of block diagrams since acausal connections are allowed. CAD uses a 3D representation to represent the assembly of a mechanism, i.e. how bodies are coupled with joints. This paper describes a generalization of object diagrams to utilize 3D representation of the icons/shapes and unification with assembly diagrams and exploded views. The ideas have been prototyped in a program called Playmola which is inspired by computer games. The goal is to make a modeling authoring environment that is much more intuitive and fun. The hope is that such a tool would be used to promote science for students already in high-school.

Keywords: Object Diagrams; MultiBody Assembly; Exploded View; Gamification

Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Author:
Hilding Elmqvist, Alexander D. Baldwin, Simon Dahlberg
Title:
3D Schematics of Modelica Models and Gamification
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15118527
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Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Author:
Hilding Elmqvist, Alexander D. Baldwin, Simon Dahlberg
Title:
3D Schematics of Modelica Models and Gamification
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15118527
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