CAD Data Transfer for Solid Models

  • E. G. Schlechtendahl

Part of the Research Reports ESPRIT book series (ESPRIT, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Project overview

    1. I. Bey
      Pages 1-2
  3. The transfer of solid models

    1. U. Kroszynski, B. Palstrøm
      Pages 3-10
    2. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 11-37
    3. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 38-44
  4. Specific implementations

    1. M. Mittelstaedt
      Pages 75-89
    2. D. Welner
      Pages 112-128
    3. B. Schilli
      Pages 129-145
    4. J. M. Jessen, A. Spliid
      Pages 146-158
    5. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 206-209
    6. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 210-211
  5. Software development tools and test parts

    1. U. Kroszynski
      Pages 213-228
    2. B. Palstrøm
      Pages 229-244
  6. International standardisation

    1. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 245-250
  7. Transfer of CAD files via computer networks

    1. B. Palstrøm
      Pages 251-254
    2. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 255-266
    3. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 267-275
    4. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 276-285
    5. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 286-290
    6. E. G. Schlechtendahl
      Pages 291-291
  8. A new specification technique for CAD models

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 305-325

About this book


Principal authors: U. Kroszynski, B. Palstr9Sm 1.1 The evolution of concepts and specifications for CAD data exchange The CAD/CAM community has witnessed, during the last decade, the appearance of several specifications as well as proposals for standards which either attempt to cover wider areas or to be more reliable and stable than the others. With the rapid evolution of both hardware and software, the capabilities offered by CAD systems and CAD based application systems are far more advanced than they were only ten years ago, even when they are now based on micro-computers or personal comput­ ers. The situation with standards, however, is not and cannot be so. In order to be reliable and accepted by a wide community of both vendors and users, a standard has to be sta­ ble. This implies a life span of at least a decade. This also implies that the standard has to be general and flexible enough to accommodate present as well as expected future developments. 1.1.1 IGES The initial development of concepts for CAD data exchange is strongly influenced by the US Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) programme, that dealt with the development of methods for data exchange. In September 1979, a subgroup was estab­ lished with participation of the National Bureau of Standards, the General Electric Com­ pany, and the Boeing Company. The result of this effort was the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) that was published as a NBS report [61] in 1980.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. G. Schlechtendahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHKarlsruhe 1Federal Republic of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51826-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83997-9
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