Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on (2001)
May 7, 2001 to May 11, 2001
Imre Horváth , Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production
Joris S.M. Vergeest , Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production
Sander Spanjaard , Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production
Freeform features can be regarded as key elements of shape modeling. Commonly, features are defined, controlled and computed using parameters. In this paper we propose a feature formulation strictly based on the parameterization, as a mapping from an arbitrary set to some domain of interest. This formalism accommodates many of the common representation forms and in addition allows 1) the uniform definition of freeform features, 2) the analysis of feature properties, such as their spatial coverage, differentiability, uniqueness, overlap, 3) the comparison of alternative parameterizations for a given type of feature, regarding user control and computation. We have investigated in detail two feature types, the ridge and the hole. The proposed parameterizations indeed provide both interactive user control and automatic feature extraction, which are the key functions of a flexible forward/backward design support tool. Numerical results of the freeform feature parameter extraction process are presented.
Imre Horváth, Joris S.M. Vergeest, Sander Spanjaard, "Parameterization of Freeform Features", Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 0020, 2001, doi:10.1109/SMA.2001.923371