Retrieval of similarly shaped parts from a CAD database

Guddanti Srinivas, Ernest D. Fasse, Michael M. Marefat

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The increased use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools have resulted in the obvious need to efficiently retrieve specific and groups of similar parts from CAD databases for GT applications. Current classification and retrieval methods from CAD databases are typically code based. The disadvantage of such a retrieval scheme is application dependency. We propose an application independent scheme and utilize it in retrieving similarly shaped parts on the basis of form-features and the inter-feature relationships. We address the issues of completeness of spatial interactions vocabulary and multiple interpretations for a part.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2809-2814
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 11 1998Oct 14 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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