Integrated Environment for PDM, RE and CAD/ CAM System
Functional model for realizing the data integration of product data management, reverse engineering software and CAD/CAM system is proposed to support digitized prototyping and shorten the time market of new product. Measured data from CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine), describing the geometric information of product would be sent directly to RE software. After refining and smoothing the “data cloud”, meshes of curves would be generated and sent to CAD/CAM system. The original data will be overlaid onto NURBS model obtained from CAD system to verify the reconstructed surfaces. The CAD model may be further faired, analyzed or NC machined within the context of current CAD/CAM system. Feasibility of such an approach has been testified on a sample part.
Y. F. Tong et al., "Integrated Environment for PDM, RE and CAD/ CAM System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 491-494, 2012