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Computer-aided design of curved surfaces with automatic model generationThe design and visualization of three-dimensional objects with curved surfaces have always been difficult. The paper given below describes a computer system which facilitates both the design and visualization of such surfaces. The system enhances the design of these surfaces by virtue of various interactive techniques coupled with the application of B-Spline theory. Visualization is facilitated by including a specially built model-making machine which produces three-dimensional foam models. Thus, the system permits the designer to produce an inexpensive model of the object which is suitable for evaluation and presentation.
Document ID
19800059169
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Staley, S. M. (John Deere Waterloo Tractor Waterloo, Iowa, United States)
Jerard, R. B. (Dartmouth College Hanover, N.H., United States)
White, P. R. (Toledo, University Toledo, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1980
Subject Category
COMPUTER OPERATIONS AND HARDWARE
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 80-DE-10
Meeting Information
Design Engineering Conference and Show(Chicago, IL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other