RE: Surfacing

From: Steve Farentinos (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 18:19:13 EET


I don't know of any books on the subject.  But I've found the VX Vision to be the best CAD system for this type of work.  It is very good at generating surfaces through point clouds.  Since it is a true hybrid surface/solid modeler, the resulting surfaces are fully integrated into the parametric history.  They behave just like any other parametric feature in terms of regenerating, boolean commands, referencing, 2-d drawings, etc.


At 02:35 PM 1/27/2001 -0500, wrote:

Could anyone suggest a paper or book that would give us a good idea of what
proceedures or techniques to taking point cloud data and surfaces to
parametric designs. We presently have purchased a geometric modeling book,
but would like to know better how to get a model from a point cloud to true
editable information. This may sound not to clear, but it still may be a pain
in rear to go backwards from point cloud data. Presently we are looking at
software to get the nurbs or polygon data., but how can we improve our
efforts in the cad world.
thanks for the comments and past help to all

Steve Farentinos
Design Engineer
uWink, Inc.
5443 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, CA  90066
310-827-6900 x103
310-827-7633 Fax
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