Boundary Representation Modelling Techniques

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Springer, Dec 22, 2006 - Computers - 788 pages
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Boundary representation is the principal solid modelling method used in modern CAD/CAM systems. There have been a long series of developments on which currently available systems are based, full details of which are only partially known. Ian Stroud’s thorough coverage of these developments puts this technology in perspective. It includes:

  • data structures
  • algorithms and other related techniques including non-manifold modelling
  • product modelling
  • graphics
  • disc files and data exchange
  • some applications related topics.

A basic knowledge of the technique will make it easier to use kernel modelling packages for application developments.

Ian Stroud started working with boundary representation solid modelling in 1977. Since then he has researched and is researching a wide variety of topics in and around this field. The information in the book comes from the results of this research.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Modelling Background
11
Datastructures and tools
29
Euler operators
83
Special representations
93
Stepwise modelling algorithms
125
Modelling operator definition
215
Product modelling
253
Applications
453
The Medial Axis Transform
535
Miscellaneous aspects of modelling
603
B Datastructure traversals
643
Topological utilities
665
Geometrical utilities
673
E General utilities
709
F Euler operators
719

Feature modelling
273
Graphics
299
Inputting and outputting
325
Modeller access
365
Freeform geometry
387
G Modelling implementation notes
751
Reflect
761
Index
777
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