Geometric Constraint Solving and Applications

  • Beat Brüderlin
  • Dieter Roller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. The Semantics of Geometric Constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Constraints for Conceptual and Collaborative Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Dieter Roller, Oliver Eck
      Pages 43-57
    3. Attila Csabai, Joachim G. Taiber, Paul C. Xirouchakis
      Pages 82-106
    4. Alex Noort, Maurice Dohmen, Willem F. Bronsvoort
      Pages 107-126
    5. U. Döring, P. Michalik, B. Brüderlin
      Pages 127-147
  4. Constraint Representation and Solving Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Manfred Rosendahl, Roland Berling
      Pages 151-169
    3. Christoph M. Hoffmann, Andrew Lomonosov, Meera Sitharam
      Pages 170-195
    4. Olivier Lhomme, Phil Kuzo, Pierre Macé
      Pages 196-210
    5. P. Mathis, P. Schreck, J.-F. Dufourd
      Pages 211-233
    6. H. Lamure, D. Michelucci
      Pages 234-258
    7. Lluis Solano Albajes, Pere Brunet Crosa
      Pages 259-270
  5. Constraints for Freeform Surfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Hans Hagen, Siegfried Heinz, Michael Thesing, Thomas Schreiber
      Pages 273-289
    3. Joachim Loos, Günther Greiner
      Pages 290-299
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-304

About this book


Geometric constraint programming increases flexibility in CAD design specifications and leads to new conceptual design paradigms.
This volume features a collection of work by leading researchers developing the various aspects of constraint-based product modeling.
In an introductory chapter the role of constraints in CAD systems of the future and their implications for the STEP data exchange format are discussed. The main part of the book deals with the application of constraints to conceptual and collaborative design, as well as state-of-the-art mathematical and algorithmic methods for constraint solving.


3D 3D graphics CAD algorithms computer-aided design (CAD) construction data exchange geometric modelling geometry modeling programming semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Beat Brüderlin
    • 1
  • Dieter Roller
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl Graphische DatenverarbeitungTechnische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.Universität StuttgartInstitut für InformatikStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63781-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58898-3
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