User Interests Driven Collaborative Cloud-Edge-Browser Architecture for WebBIM Visualization
Abstract. Emerging mobile technology stimulates the increasing demands of online visualization of Web Building Information Modeling (WebBIM). However, it is a challenging task to schedule networking transmission of massive WebBIM scenes due to the enormous data volume, the uncertainty of users’ network conditions, and the weak computing capacity on the browser end. In this paper, we introduce edge computing into the existing cloud-browser mode for an online Web3D framework. A Cloud-Edge-Browser architecture supports online visualization of gigantic WebBIM scenes. The experimental results show that our proposed method can reduce the networking transmission delay and improve the user experience of accessing large-scale WebBIM scenes. This study provides an innovative solution with a combination of Web3D and edge computing.