DREAM.3D is an architecture for computational microstructure tools that allows users to create ‘recipes’ or pipelines for processing digital instances of microstructure.
DREAM.3D establishes a robust set of checks and development guidelines to enable singular codes to operate in conjunction, facilitating larger research efforts/goals, such as:
- Filters Applied
- Map of Attributes Associated with Single Data Points
- Measured Values (i.e. Orientation, Chemistry, Grayscale, etc.)
- Calculated Values (i.e. Field Ids, Kernel Avg. Misorientation, Euclidean Distance, etc.)
- Map of Attributes Associated with Sets of Data Points
- Calculated Values (i.e. Avg. Orientation, Size, Shape, No. of Neighbors, etc.)
- Map of Attributes Associated with Sets of Fields
- Measured/Set Values (i.e. Crystal Structure, Phase Type, etc.)
- Calculated Values (i.e. Size Distribution, # of Fields, ODF, etc.)
DREAM3D is written using many open-source libraries in a layered approach that allows developers and implementors to use just the parts that they want to use. DREAM3D has a robust plugin system where new functionality can be added by developers. The licensing allows for both proprietary and open-source plugins.