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Title: A novel updating modelling methodology for free-form surface modifications in the early stages of design
Authors: Prieto, P A
Wright, D K
Qin, S F
Keywords: Computer aided design (CAD)
Reverse engineering (RE)
Updating modelling
Rapid prototyping (RP)
Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: The Design Society
Citation: Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED03), Stockholm, 19-21 August 2003. no. 1194, pp. 133-134
Abstract: The paper describes the first implementation of a method in which an initial CAD model is updated from a physical model. The method is based on image-mapping in which an initial CAD model is updated from images of a soft rapid prototype model (RPM) which has been sculpted in order to carry out formal developments. The RP model is made by a 3Dimensional-colour printer, has a built-in contrasting grid composed by parallel planes in the X, Y and/or Z co-ordinates and has special consistency allowing it to be easily sculpted with hand modifications. During the sculpting process changes on the surface affect the lines on the RPM, which are the external presence of the internal grid planes and are corresponding to the initial CAD construction lines. These lines (profiles) then are visually contrasted by making use of identical perspective transformations and viewpoints for the virtual model and the RP model image. The initial CAD model is then updated by modifying the surface’s construction lines to match the lines on the RP image by moving control points, such as in the Z direction.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2370
ISSN: 1-904670-00-8
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