Numerous applications in mechanical CAD/CAM need robust algorithms for the identification of protrusion and depression features (DP-features) on geometric models with free-form (B-Spline) surfaces. This paper reports a partitioning algorithm that first identifies the boundary edges of DP-features and then creates a surface patch to cover the depressions or isolate the protrusions. The novelty of the method lies in the use of tangent continuity between edge segments to identify DP-feature boundaries that cross multiple faces and geometries. © 2005 IEEE.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
- Geometric modeling
- Three-dimensional geometric feature recognition