Issue No. 09 - September (2001 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/34.955117
<p>—Motivated by the needs of mould and die manufacturers, this paper presents a novel approach to recognizing shape features on geometric models composed of both simple and complex ruled surfaces. The algorithm described uses a network of adjacent <b><it>2D-laminae</it></b> (i.e., bounded surfaces) derived from a component's CAD model to both locate and create generic protrusion and depression feature volumes. The approach also enables the automatic generation of alternative feature descriptions and requires no predefined feature libraries.</p>
J. Corney, T. Lim and D. Clark, "Laminae-Based Feature Recognition," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 23, no. , pp. 1043-1048, 2001.