• Georg Glaeser
  • Hellmuth Stachel


In this chapter, we talk about how solids can be stored in computer files so that sufficient information is provided for a wide range of geometrical questions concerning these solids. In particular, polyhedral solids are treated. We focus on their boundary representation since it is mainly in OPEN GEOMETRY that this model is used. At the end of this chapter, the difficulties are addressed that can naturally arise from Boolean products of polyhedra.


Boolean Operation Boundary Representation Boundary Model Decomposition Model Disjoint Interior 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Glaeser
    • 1
  • Hellmuth Stachel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Applied Arts, ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of GeometryVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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