Currently, the service provided by GRAD4 has an interface for visualization of CAD models. However, there is still room for improvement in speed and comprehensibility for the users: both manufacturers and buyers. The main challenge of implementing the improvements is in relatively high computational cost of such visualizations: while a regular PC handles such task efficiently, web-based tools tend to have difficulties when modelling 3D object with similar performance.
Currently, the service provided by GRAD4 allows buyers to upload their designs for quotes from the suppliers. However, there is no initial manufacturability check for buyers to evaluate their parts before submitting their quotes. Buyers may get feedback from the suppliers, which indicates that their parts are not able to be manufacturable after a several-days waiting period. In order to reduce the time waste of the communication between the buyers and suppliers and speed up the order process, an initial manufacturability checker is in demand.
Currently, the service provided by GRAD4 allows online storing and sharing of computer-aided design (CAD) models. However, there is no interface developed for visualization of CAD models in the service in a fast and comprehensible way to the users: both manufacturers and buyers. The main challenge of such implementations is in relatively high computational cost of such visualizations via tools used for web-development: while a regular PC handles such task efficiently, web-based tools have means insufficient for similar performance and, thus, mostly involve cloud computing.
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