Determining Interference Between Parts in CAD STEP Files for Automatic Assembly Planning

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Chunxia Pan, Shana S.-F. Smith, Gregory C. Smith

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, 122 I. ED. II, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 5(1), 56-62 (Mar 14, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1861473 History: Received March 29, 2004; Revised December 06, 2004; Online March 14, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Part projections with inner loops. (a) Polygon with an inner loop. (b) Simplified polygon without through holes.
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Assembly with three cylindrical parts
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An example with step holes. (a) 3D model of assembly. (b) Full section view.
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Assembly with 13 blocks
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Relationship between time and number of parts
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Assembly with six holes
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Quadratic model of computation time versus number of holes




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