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The virtual front end: Towards better management of solid geometric dataThroughout the last decade, Computer Aided Design was seen as a Great Promise. Much was accomplished, but that pales in comparison with what was promised. Ultimate achievement has always seemed just a step away. During the era of the early turnkey system, the one step was limited by modeling geometry through a wire frame. Besides being cumbersome to deal with in three dimensions, it was continually shown that a wire frame is ambiguous. This made the modeling of geometry for engineering purposes even more frustrating. The fundamentals of computer aided engineering design rest on the ability to do various analyses. Presently, solid modeling is taking the mechanical engineering CAD world by storm. There are no fewer than 20 solid modeling packages around the world, and more appearing with each vendor show. The question of integration, that is, the combination of elements of the CAD process into unified and easily usable design tools still exists.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Charlesworth, W. W.
(Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Bailey, M. J.
(Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Computer-Aided Geometry Modeling
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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