© 2002

From Geometric Modeling to Shape Modeling

IFIP TC5 WG5.2 Seventh Workshop on Geometric Modeling: Fundamentals and Applications October 2–4, 2000, Parma, Italy

  • Umberto Cugini
  • Michael Wozny
Book GEO 2000

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Invited Talk

  3. Theoretical Foundation for Solids and Surfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Srinivas Raghothama, Vadim Shapiro
      Pages 13-20
    3. Fausto Bernardini, Glauco Cenciotti, Alberto Paoluzzi
      Pages 21-34
  4. Computational Basis for Geometric Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Alex Noort, Rafael Bidarra, Willem F. Bronsvoort
      Pages 49-64
  5. Methods of Interaction with Geometric Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jun Mitani, Hiromasa Suzuki, Fumihiko Kimura
      Pages 85-98
    3. Eelco van den Berg, Rafael Bidarra, Willem F. Bronsvoort
      Pages 99-112
  6. Industrial Applications for Geometric Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Vadim Shapiro, Igor Tsukanov
      Pages 127-136
    3. Therese Bonte, Andrea Galimberti, Caterina Rizzi
      Pages 137-150
  7. New Paradigms of Geometric Modeling for CAD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Sabine Roth-Koch
      Pages 153-164
    3. Masatake Higashi, Hiroki Senga, Atsuhide Nakamura, Mamoru Hosaka
      Pages 165-180

About this book


IFIP Working Group 5.2 has organized a series of workshops aimed at presenting and discussing current issues and future perspectives of Geometric Modeling in the CAD environment.
From Geometric Modeling to Shape Modeling comprises the proceedings of the seventh GEO workshop, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Parma, Italy in October 2000. The workshop looked at new paradigms for CAD including the evolution of geometric-centric CAD systems, modeling of non-rigid materials, shape modeling, geometric modeling and virtual prototyping, and new methods of interaction with geometric models.
The seventeen included papers provide an interesting overview of the evolution of geometric centric modeling into shape modeling. Also included is an invited speaker paper, which discusses the foundation of the next generation of CAD systems, where shape and function enhance geometric descriptions.
The main topics discussed in the book are:
  • Theoretical foundation for solids and surfaces;
  • Computational basis for geometric modeling;
  • Methods of interaction with geometric models;
  • Industrial and other applications of geometric modeling;
  • New paradigms of geometric modeling for CAD;
  • Shape modeling.
From Geometric Modeling to Shape Modeling is essential reading for researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, systems developers of advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing systems, and engineers involved in industrial applications.


3D Feder automation computer-aided design (CAD) construction design geometric modeling model modeling rendering sketch topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Umberto Cugini
    • 1
  • Michael Wozny
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria IndustrialeUniversitá di ParmaItaly
  2. 2.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)USA

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