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Solid modeling

Index Solid modeling

Solid modeling (or modelling) is a consistent set of principles for mathematical and computer modeling of three-dimensional solids. [1]

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The 3D ACIS Modeler (ACIS) is a geometric modeling kernel developed by Spatial Corporation (formerly Spatial Technology), part of Dassault Systemes.

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Assembly modelling

Assembly modeling is a technology and method used by computer-aided design and product visualization computer software systems to handle multiple files that represent components within a product.

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Autodesk Revit

Autodesk Revit is building information modeling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors developed by Autodesk.

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AVEVA Group plc is a British multinational information technology company headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Ballistic Research Laboratory

The Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland was the center for the United States Army's research efforts in ballistics (interior, exterior, and terminal) as well as vulnerability/lethality analysis.

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Boolean algebra

In mathematics and mathematical logic, Boolean algebra is the branch of algebra in which the values of the variables are the truth values true and false, usually denoted 1 and 0 respectively.

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Boundary representation

In solid modeling and computer-aided design, boundary representation—often abbreviated as B-rep or BREP—is a method for representing shapes using the limits.

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BRL-CAD is a constructive solid geometry (CSG) solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) system.

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C3D Toolkit

C3D Toolkit is a geometric modeling kit originally developed by ASCON Group, now by C3D Labs, using C++ and written in Visual Studio.

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CAD data exchange

CAD data exchange is a modality of data exchange used to translate data between different Computer-aided design (CAD) authoring systems or between CAD and other downstream CAx systems.

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CADKEY is a 2D/3D mechanical CAD (computer aided design or computer aided drafting) software application released for various DOS, UNIX, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Charles M. Eastman

Charles M. Eastman (Chuck Eastman) is a professor in the Colleges of Design and Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Code reuse

Code reuse, also called software reuse, is the use of existing software, or software knowledge, to build new software, following the reusability principles.

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Computational geometry

Computational geometry is a branch of computer science devoted to the study of algorithms which can be stated in terms of geometry.

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Computer representation of surfaces

In technical applications of 3D computer graphics (CAx) such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, surfaces are one way of representing objects.

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Computer-aided design

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

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Constraint (computer-aided design)

In engineering design, particularly in the use of computer-aided drafting and design, in the creation of 3D assemblies and multibody systems, the plural term "constraints" refers to demarcations of geometrical characteristics between two or more entities or solid modeling bodies; these delimiters are intentional in defining diverse properties of theoretical physical position and motion, or displacement.

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Constructive solid geometry

Constructive solid geometry (CSG) (formerly called computational binary solid geometry) is a technique used in solid modeling.

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DesignSpark Mechanical

DesignSpark Mechanical is a free 3D CAD (computer-aided design) solid modeling software DesignSpark Mechanical enables users to solid model in a 3D environment and create files for use with 3D printers.

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Digital materialization

Digital materialization (DM) can loosely be defined as two-way direct communication or conversion between matter and information that enables people to exactly describe, monitor, manipulate and create any arbitrary real object.

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Distance transform

A distance transform, also known as distance map or distance field, is a derived representation of a digital image.

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Engineering design process

The engineering design process is a methodical series of steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes.

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Feature recognition

The term "feature" implies different meanings in different engineering disciplines.

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Fillet (mechanics)

In mechanical engineering, a fillet is a rounding of an interior or exterior corner of a part design.

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form·Z is a computer-aided (CAD) design tool developed by AutoDesSys for all design fields that deal with the articulation of 3D spaces and forms and which is used for 3D modeling, drafting, animation and rendering.

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Freeform surface modelling

Freeform surface modelling is a technique for engineering freeform surfaces with a CAD or CAID system.

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Function representation

Function Representation (FRep or F-Rep) is used in solid modeling, volume modeling and computer graphics.

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Functional design

Functional Design is a paradigm used to simplify the design of hardware and software devices such as computer software and increasingly, 3D models.

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Geomagic is the professional engineering software brand of 3D Systems.

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Geometric design

Geometric design (GD) is a branch of computational geometry.

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Geometric modeling

Geometric modeling is a branch of applied mathematics and computational geometry that studies methods and algorithms for the mathematical description of shapes.

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Glossary of computer graphics

This is a glossary of terms relating computer graphics.

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Glossary of mechanical engineering

Most of the terms listed in Wikipedia glossaries are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself.

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History of software

Software can be defined as programmed instructions stored in the memory of stored-program digital computers for execution by the processor.

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Hot-wire foam cutter

A hot-wire foam cutter is a tool used to cut polystyrene foam and similar materials.

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The Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) (pronounced eye-jess) is a vendor-neutral file format that allows the digital exchange of information among computer-aided design (CAD) systems.

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Index of civil engineering articles

This is an alphabetical list of articles pertaining specifically to civil engineering.

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Index of engineering science and mechanics articles

This is an alphabetical list of articles pertaining specifically to Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM).

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Index of mechanical engineering articles

This is an alphabetical list of articles pertaining specifically to mechanical engineering.

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Intermediate Data Format

Intermediate Data Format (IDF) files are used interoperate between electronic design automation (EDA) software and solid modeling mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) software.

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List of 3D computer graphics software

This list of 3D graphics software contains software packages related to the development and exploitation of 3D computer graphics.

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Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.

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Mike Muuss

Michael John Muuss (October 16, 1958 – November 20, 2000) was the American author of the freeware network tool ping.

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Model, modeling or modelling may refer to.

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Model-based enterprise

Model-based enterprise (MBE) is a term used in manufacturing, to describe a strategy where an annotated digital three-dimensional (3D) model of a product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in that product's lifecycle.

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Nef polygon

Nef polygons and Nef polyhedra are the sets of polygons (resp. polyhedra) which can be obtained from a finite set of halfplanes (halfspaces) by Boolean operations of set intersection and set complement.

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Open Packaging Conventions

The Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) is a container-file technology initially created by Microsoft to store a combination of XML and non-XML files that together form a single entity such as an Open XML Paper Specification (OpenXPS) document.

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Parametric may refer to.

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Parametrization (or parameterization; also parameterisation, parametrisation) is the process of finding parametric equations of a curve, a surface, or, more generally, a manifold or a variety, defined by an implicit equation.

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PDMS (software)

PDMS (Plant Design Management System) as it is known in the 3D CAD industry, is a customizable, multi-user and multi-discipline, engineer controlled design software package for engineering, design and construction projects in offshore and onshore.

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Photon Paint

Photon Paint is a Hold-And-Modify (HAM) based bitmap graphics editor for the Commodore Amiga, first released in 1987.

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Pierre Bézier

Pierre Étienne Bézier (September 1, 1910 – November 25, 1999) was a French engineer and one of the founders of the fields of solid, geometric and physical modelling as well as in the field of representing curves, especially in CAD/CAM systems.

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PLaSM (Programming Language of Solid Modeling) is an open source scripting language for solid modeling, a discipline that constitutes the foundation of computer-aided design and CAD systems.

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Polygon mesh

A polygon mesh is a collection of, s and s that defines the shape of a polyhedral object in 3D computer graphics and solid modeling.

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The Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer, or POV-Ray, is a ray tracing program which generates images from a text-based scene description, and is available for a variety of computer platforms.

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progeCAD (pronounced PRO-je-cad) is a Microsoft Windows based CAD software program for editing and printing DWG and DXF files from most versions of AutoCAD.

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PTC Creo

Creo is a family or suite of Computer-aided design (CAD) apps supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC.

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PTC Creo Elements/Pro

PTC Creo, formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, is a 3D CAD, CAM, CAE, and associative solid modelling app.

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Purbaya Polytechnic Institute

Purbaya Polytechnic Institute, officially Politeknik Purbaya, is a private coeducational vocational education institution located in Tegal Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia.

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Ray casting

Ray casting is the use of ray–surface intersection tests to solve a variety of problems in computer graphics and computational geometry.

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Ray tracing (graphics)

In computer graphics, ray tracing is a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light as pixels in an image plane and simulating the effects of its encounters with virtual objects.

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The term regular can mean normal or in accordance with rules.

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Regular set

Regular set may refer to.

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Regularization may refer to.

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RenderMan Interface Specification

The RenderMan Interface Specification, or RISpec in short, is an open API developed by Pixar Animation Studios to describe three-dimensional scenes and turn them into digital photorealistic images.

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Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process by which a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or to extract knowledge from the object; similar to scientific research, the only difference being that scientific research is about a natural phenomenon.

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Romulus (modelling kernel)

The Romulus b-rep solid modeler (or simply Romulus) was released in 1978 by Ian Braid, Charles Lang, Alan Grayer, and the Shape Data team in Cambridge, England.

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Ron Goldman (mathematician)

Ronald Neil Goldman is a Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

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Scientific modelling

Scientific modelling is a scientific activity, the aim of which is to make a particular part or feature of the world easier to understand, define, quantify, visualize, or simulate by referencing it to existing and usually commonly accepted knowledge.

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Shape Data Limited

Shape Data Limited is a computer software company in Cambridge, England that specializes in developing programs for engineering and manufacturing professionals.

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Siemens NX

NX, formerly known as "UG".

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Solid Edge

Solid Edge is a 3D CAD, parametric feature (history based) and synchronous technology solid modeling software.

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Solid Modeling Solutions

Solid Modeling Solutions is a company who has an implementation of a mathematical representation of NURBS (Non-uniform rational B-spline), 3D geometry, and Solid modeling technology which emerged in the 1980s and 1990s into a commercial implementation known as SMLib (for solid modeling library).

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SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows.

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SpaceClaim is a solid modeling CAD (computer-aided design) software that runs on Microsoft Windows and developed by SpaceClaim Corporation.

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T-FLEX CAD (T-FLEX) is a Parasolid-based parametric CAD software application for 3D solid modeling and 2D design and drafting, developed and sold by Russia-based software company Top Systems.

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Wire-frame model

A wire-frame model is a visual presentation of a 3-dimensional (3D) or physical object used in 3D computer graphics.

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WorkNC is a Computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software developed by Sescoi for multi-axis machining.

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3D scanner

A 3D scanner is a device that analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. colour).

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3Delight, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_modeling

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