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1. (WO2019067168) AUGMENTED REALITY-BASED PLY LAYUPS ON A COMPOSITE PART LAYUP TOOL
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CLAIMS

1. A system comprising:

an augmented reality (AR) headset configured to drive an AR view that digitally visualizes ply placement data on a composite part layup tool physically visible through the AR headset; and

an AR ply layup engine configured to:

analyze a view of the AR headset to identify the composite part layup tool;

match a computer-aided design (CAD) generated ply placement position of a given ply to layup via the composite part layup tool; and

provide the CAD generated ply placement position of the given ply to the AR headset as the ply placement data to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool physically visible through the AR headset.

2. The system of claim 1 , wherein the AR ply layup engine is further configured to:

determine an incremental placement path for the given ply; and provide the incremental placement path for the given ply to the AR headset further as the ply placement data to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool physically visible through the AR headset.

3. The system of claim 1 , wherein the AR ply layup engine is further configured to:

access a layup simulation of applying the given ply on the composite part layup tool, wherein the layup simulation identifies surface complexities that impact an effectiveness of a ply layup for the given ply; and

provide the layup simulation tool to the AR headset further as the ply placement data to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool physically visible through the AR headset; and wherein the AR headset is configured to drive the AR view to overlay the layup simulation over an applicable portion of the composite part layup tool physically visible through the AR headset.

4. The system of claim 1 , wherein the AR ply layup engine is configured to analyze the view of the AR headset to identify the composite part layup tool by determining an orientation of the view with respect to the composite part layup tool, identifying other plies already placed using the composite part layup tool, or a combination of both.

5. The system of claim 4, wherein the AR ply layup engine is configured to continually analyze the view of the AR headset to identify the composite part layup tool as a user of the AR headset physically moves.

6. The system of claim 1 , wherein the AR headset is further configured to capture an image of the composite part layup tool after physical layup of the given ply; and

wherein the AR ply layup engine is further configured to:

analyze the captured image to compare the physical layup of the given ply with a CAD simulated layup of the given ply; and provide real-time feedback resulting for the analysis to the AR headset for presentation in the AR view.

7. A method comprising:

by a computing system:

analyzing a view of an augmented reality (AR) headset to identify a composite part layup tool visible through an AR headset;

matching a computer-aided design (CAD) generated ply placement position of a given ply to layup via the composite part layup tool; and

providing the CAD generated ply placement position of the given ply to the AR headset as ply placement data to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool visible through the AR headset.

8. The method of claim 7, further comprising:

determining an incremental placement path for the given ply; and providing the incremental placement path for the given ply to the AR headset to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool visible through the

AR headset.

9. The method of claim 7, further comprising:

accessing a layup simulation of applying the given ply on the composite part layup tool, wherein the layup simulation identifies surface complexities that impact an effectiveness of a ply layup for the given ply; and

providing the layup simulation to the AR headset to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool visible through the AR headset.

10. The method of claim 7, wherein analyzing the view of the AR headset to identify the composite part layup tool comprises determining an orientation of the view with respect to the composite part layup tool, identifying other plies already placed using the composite part layup tool, or a combination of both.

11. The method of claim 10, comprising continually analyzing the view of the AR headset to identify the composite part layup tool as a user of the AR headset moves.

12. The method of claim 7, further comprising

analyzing an image of the composite part layup tool captured after physical layup of the given ply has completed to compare the physical layup of the given ply with a CAD simulated layup of the given ply; and

providing real-time feedback resulting for the analysis to the AR headset for presentation in an AR view.

13. A non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause a system to:

analyze a view of an augmented reality (AR) headset to identify a composite part layup tool visible through an AR headset;

match a computer-aided design (CAD) generated ply placement position of a given ply to layup via the composite part layup tool;

determine an incremental placement path for the given ply; and provide the CAD generated ply placement position and the incremental placement path for the given ply to the AR headset as ply placement data to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool visible through the AR headset.

14. The non-transitory machine-readable medium of claim 13, further comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to:

access a layup simulation of applying the given ply on the composite part layup tool, wherein the layup simulation identifies surface complexities that impact an effectiveness of a ply layup for the given ply; and

provide the layup simulation to the AR headset further as part of the ply placement data to digitally overlay on the composite part layup tool visible through the AR headset.

15. The non-transitory machine-readable medium of claim 13, further comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to:

analyze an image of the composite part layup tool captured after physical layup of the given ply has completed to compare the physical layup of the given ply with a CAD simulated layup of the given ply; and

provide real-time feedback resulting for the analysis to the AR headset for presentation in an AR view.