Extraction of Manufacturing Features from an I-DEAS Universal File

  • Jong-Yun Jung
  • Rashpal S. Ahluwalia
Conference paper


I-DEAS, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) software package, generates a Universal file containing geometry and topology information of objects. The Universal file also has the history of boolean operations resulting in an object. This paper presents a scheme for extracting manufacturing features from the Universal file. The feature extraction technique is based on rules such as a boolean difference of a cylinder and a block, at the proper position, results in a hole. The paper presents an example of generating manufacturing features for machining applications.


Corner Radius Feature Extraction Technique Defence Advance Research Project Agency Blind Hole Initial Block 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong-Yun Jung
    • 1
  • Rashpal S. Ahluwalia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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