Similarity-based retrieval of CAD solid models for automated reuse of machining process plans

Michael M. Marefat, Chandan Pitta

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

It is a well known fact that most of the new designs are modified versions of previous designs. In an attempt to reuse as much possible of the previous investments, engineers spend a lot of time searching for similarly shaped designs and modifying them to generate new designs. This process of searching and modifying similar designs is an extremely time consuming task when it is done manually. In this work we propose techniques and algorithms for automated retrieval of similar designs from a database of old designs. Features and the spatial relationships between the features form a signature. Using this signature we develop an indexing scheme to store and speedily retrieve digital part/component searching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE CASE 2007
Pages312-317
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE CASE 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2007Sep 25 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE CASE 2007

Other

Other3rd IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE CASE 2007
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period9/22/079/25/07

Keywords

  • Automated machine code generation
  • Automated process planning
  • CAD/CAM
  • Content-based retrieval
  • Feature-based manufacturing
  • Semantic matching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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