A Grammar Based Approach for Feature Modelling in CAD

  • Egon Ostrosi
  • Michel Ferney
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper presents a feature recognition method based on the use of a Feature Grammar. Given the complexity of feature recognition in interactions, the basic idea of the method is to find the latent and logical structure of features in interaction. The method includes five main phases. The first phase, called Regioning, identifies the potential zones for the birth of features. The second phase, called Virtual Extension, builds links and virtual faces. The third phase, called Structuring, transforms the region into a structure compatible with the structure of the features represented by the Feature Grammar. The fourth phase, called Identification, identifies the features in these zones. The fifth phase, called Modeling, represents the model by features. The FMS software (Feature Modeling System) is developed based on this method

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Egon Ostrosi
    • 1
  • Michel Ferney
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Technologie de Belfort-MontbéliardFrance

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