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A procedural approach of inspecting CAD model errors

Jeongsam Yang (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



Neutral format translators such as STEP and IGES have been used to exchange CAD model between the various CAD systems in the product development process. But imperfect interoperability imposes costs on the industry due to higher costs of design and production and slower implementation of design changes. In this paper, we propose a procedural approach to inspect the CAD model's errors that occur in a neutral format. We employed two separate inspection processes for checking CAD model errors without wasting excessive resources: the topological data structure and the geometrical data structure. We developed the 3D CAD model inspection system to check the topological and geometrical errors and applied it to case study. An inspection record can be edited in HTML, and thus can be shared by any designer at any time.



Yang, J. (2004), "A procedural approach of inspecting CAD model errors", Engineering Computations, Vol. 21 No. 7, pp. 736-747.



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