Design Printing and Scanning Working Group Charter
To promote the use of X3D as a standard for interchange, visualization, and archival storage in workflows for product design, 3D printing and additive manufacture of prototypes and products, and 3D scanning of physical objects as correlatable models.
In cooperation with the X3D working group, maintain and improve existing components and profiles of the X3D Standards relevant to computer aided engineering applications.
To develop and demonstrate extensions to the X3D standard, which improve usefulness in emerging technologies for 3D model design, printing, and scanning.
To develop support for point cloud presentations, compression and registration.
To develop and promote conversion and authoring workflows, which allow X3D to be effectively used with commercial and open source CAD software applications.
To evaluate and promote commercial and open-source tools for conversion and authoring of X3D content supporting object design, printing, and scanning.
Demonstrate generalized archival metadata mappings for a variety of standards and systems that permit annotated, linked presentation of reusable X3D model content.
The Design Printing and Scanning Working Group follows practices stated in Attachment A of the Web3D Consortium Process Summary and Guidelines.
The working group holds scheduled monthly teleconference and face-to-face meetings at the annual Web3D conference.
Regular participation in Design Printing and Scanning Working Group activities is restricted to Web3D Consortium members. Non-member participants may be invited to participate in specific and limited working group activities. Working group discussions occur on the archived member-only firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list (subscribe). Public inquiries are welcome, either on the email@example.com mailing list (subscribe) or else directly to the Working Group co-chairs.
Dependencies and Liaisons
The Design Printing and Scanning Working Group has multiple external liaison efforts, including ISO/TC 184/SC 4 on CAD modeling, ISO JTC 1 cross-standard initiatives on 3D printing/scanning, and other standards development organization (SDO) forums. It closely coordinates such liaison work with the X3D Working Group.
Working Group communications, including meeting agenda and minutes, are published in a Design Printing and Scanning Working Group mailing list restricted to Web3D Consortium members. At the discretion of the participants, information may also be released to the public.
This charter was approved by the Web3D Consortium Board of Directors on 25 July 2017.