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Automatic construction of process plans from solid model representations

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2 Author(s)
Marefat, M. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ, USA ; Kashyap, R.

Methods and an implemented system for automatic generation of process plans from the CAD boundary representation of a part are presented. Two problems are addressed: one is the machine understanding of the shape of a part from its low-level boundary representation, and the other is developing a plan based on this semantic information. The architecture of the system at the highest level consists of a solid modeler, a shape description system, an automatic process planner, and the interfaces between them. Cooperative reasoning and combining geometric evidences are used to automatically extract the shape primitives of a part and determine the relations between these primitives from the boundary representation CAD data, thus producing the higher-level semantic information. A case-based planner uses the information produced by the shape description system to construct a conceptual plan for machining the part. Examples illustrate the reasoning performed by the system and show its advantages

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 5 )