Over at Desktop Engineering, Kenneth Wong writes that large datasets, or what you might call Big Data, are an especially challenging problem aerospace engineers doing visualization.
In aerospace, users prefer to have the option to visualize the entire system. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something routinely done. By definition, system-level visuals involve too much data. If an engineer is trying to troubleshoot something in an analysis program, he or she will most likely analyze only the subcomponents that contribute to the problem. For example, electrical wiring information can safely be omitted when doing an airflow study of the outer surface.
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