Lines in a 3D-model - Making a Line Tool for an Infratructure Design Software
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- Institutt for design 
BackgroundIt is important to have a good software tool to plan and design infrastructure and transport projects. When various disciplines are collaborating on a 3D-model the software they use must be reliable and flexible. A fundamental tool in these softwares are the one for constructing and editing lines. ObjectivesThe goal of this project is to identify what is needed for a line tool, and develop one or more concepts of how this can be implemented for an existing software. MethodsThe thesis uses a user centered design approach. User research, interviews, and validation are the basis for the final concept. By understanding the software, and the issues that come with implementing a new line tool in it, possible solutions can be explored and evaluated. Result Based on the insight gathered throughout the project a concept for an idealized line tool are suggested. The thesis presents a suggested implementation sequence for how this line tool could be developed. The sequence would start with a simplified, but still usable line tool. Later the tool could be developed with increased functionalities and be refined through testing and user feedbacks.