- Space for materials selection
Michael Bergin, MARK Thomas DAVIS, Maryam MALEKI
US Patent 10324453B2, filed November 2015 and issued June 2019
Abstract: A design application generates a spectrum of design options that meet certain design criteria. Each design option may potentially be composed of a different type of material. The design application filters the spectrum of design options for presentation in a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI illustrates different design options based on material of composition within a parallel axis plot that includes separate axes for different material attributes. The GUI also displays envelopes of design options for each different material or material type, where each envelope has a different color, pattern, opacity, or other visual attribute. A GUI engine dynamically updates the GUI to reflect constraints and other design criteria applied to the spectrum of design options.