Canonical geometric modeling for computer aided design

  • Hideo Matsuka
  • Sakae Uno
3. Geometric Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 81)


The objective of this paper is to describe a unified and flexible geometric model which is called a canonical geometric model.

The canonical geometric model is composed of three models:

  1. (1)

    wire-frame model

  2. (2)

    area model

  3. (3)

    volume model


These models are canonically represented in the form of a directed graph using a relational model and are accessed through a geometric model handler. They are applicable to various computer aided design systems and manipulated by an application program and by a designer at a graphic device.

This canonical geometric model has been utilized in many application areas; topography, landscaping, and office building design.


Area Model Volume Model Geometric Element Link Relation Graphic Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideo Matsuka
    • 1
  • Sakae Uno
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo Scientific CenterIBM Japan, Ltd.TokyoJapan

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