The use of solid modeling techniques allows for the automation of several difficult engineering calculations that are carried out as a part of the design process. A central problem in all these applications is the ability to effectively represent and manipulate three-dimensional geometry in a non parametric methods pdf that is consistent with the physical behavior of real artifacts.

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The notion of solid modeling as practised today relies on the specific need for informational completeness in mechanical geometric modeling systems, in the sense that any computer model should support all geometric queries that may be asked of its corresponding physical object. The requirement implicitly recognizes the possibility of several computer representations of the same physical object as long as any two such representations are consistent. It is impossible to computationally verify informational completeness of a representation unless the notion of a physical object is defined in terms of computable mathematical properties and independent of any particular representation. Such reasoning led to the development of the modeling paradigm that has shaped the field of solid modeling as we know it today. Both models specify how solids can be built from simple pieces or cells. Applying the standard Boolean operations to closed regular sets may not produce a closed regular set, but this problem can be solved by regularizing the result of applying the standard Boolean operations. Based on assumed mathematical properties, any scheme of representing solids is a method for capturing information about the class of semi-analytic subsets of Euclidean space.

All representation schemes are organized in terms of a finite number of operations on a set of primitives. Therefore, the modeling space of any particular representation is finite, and any single representation scheme may not completely suffice to represent all types of solids. This forces modern geometric modeling systems to maintain several representation schemes of solids and also facilitate efficient conversion between representation schemes. Below is a list of common techniques used to create or represent solid models.

Modern modeling software may use a combination of these schemes to represent a solid. This scheme is based on motion of families of object, each member of a family distinguishable from the other by a few parameters. For example, a family of bolts is a generic primitive, and a single bolt specified by a particular set of parameters is a primitive instance. The distinguishing characteristic of pure parameterized instancing schemes is the lack of means for combining instances to create new structures which represent new and more complex objects. A considerable amount of family-specific information must be built into the algorithms and therefore each generic primitive must be treated as a special case, allowing no uniform overall treatment. Each cell may be represented by the coordinates of a single point, such as the cell’s centroid. Spatial arrays are unambiguous and unique solid representations but are too verbose for use as ‘master’ or definitional representations.

A solid can be represented by its decomposition into several cells. Spatial occupancy enumeration schemes are a particular case of cell decompositions where all the cells are cubical and lie in a regular grid. Morse decompositions may be used for applications in robot motion planning. In this scheme a solid is represented by the cellular decomposition of its boundary. Since the boundaries of solids have the distinguishing property that they separate space into regions defined by the interior of the solid and the complementary exterior according to the Jordan-Brouwer theorem discussed above, every point in space can unambiguously be tested against the solid by testing the point against the boundary of the solid. Recall that ability to test every point in the solid provides a guarantee of solidity. Even number of intersections correspond to exterior points, and odd number of intersections correspond to interior points.

The assumption of boundaries as manifold cell complexes forces any boundary representation to obey disjointedness of distinct primitives, i. In particular, the manifoldness condition implies all pairs of vertices are disjoint, pairs of edges are either disjoint or intersect at one vertex, and pairs of faces are disjoint or intersect at a common edge. Boundary representations have evolved into a ubiquitous representation scheme of solids in most commercial geometric modelers because of their flexibility in representing solids exhibiting a high level of geometric complexity. Similar to boundary representation, the surface of the object is represented. However, rather than complex data structures and NURBS, a simple surface mesh of vertices and edges is used. Boolean constructions or combinations of primitives via the regularized set operations discussed above. CSG and boundary representations are currently the most important representation schemes for solids.

Terminal nodes are primitive leaves that represent closed regular sets. The semantics of CSG representations is clear. The attractive properties of CSG include conciseness, guaranteed validity of solids, computationally convenient Boolean algebraic properties, and natural control of a solid’s shape in terms of high level parameters defining the solid’s primitives and their positions and orientations. The basic notion embodied in sweeping schemes is simple. Such a representation is important in the context of applications such as detecting the material removed from a cutter as it moves along a specified trajectory, computing dynamic interference of two solids undergoing relative motion, motion planning, and even in computer graphics applications such as tracing the motions of a brush moved on a canvas. However, current research has shown several approximations of three dimensional shapes moving across one parameter, and even multi-parameter motions. The simplest form of a predicate is the condition on the sign of a real valued function resulting in the familiar representation of sets by equalities and inequalities.

More complex functional primitives may be defined by boolean combinations of simpler predicates. Features also provide access to related production processes and resource models. Thus, features have a semantically higher level than primitive closed regular sets. ASCON began internal development of its own solid modeler in the 1990s. 3D modeling kernel from Russia. Other contributions came from Mäntylä, with his GWB and from the GPM project which contributed, among other things, hybrid modeling techniques at the beginning of the 1980s. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Solid modeling software creates a virtual 3D representation of components for machine design and analysis. The ability to dynamically re-orient the model, in real-time shaded 3-D, is emphasized and helps the designer maintain a mental 3-D image. A solid part model generally consists of a group of features, added one at a time, until the model is complete. 2-D sketches that are swept along a path to become 3-D. These may be cuts, or extrusions for example. An assembly model incorporates references to individual part models that comprise the product.