Shelling algorithm in solid modeling

Dong Ming Yan*, Hui Zhang, Jun Hai Yong, Yu Peng, Jia Guang Sun

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Shelling is a powerful modeling operation in current CAD /CAM systems. In this paper, we present a new shelling algorithm for regular B-Rep solids. We first generate an initial offset solid, then correct the self-intersecting offset solid if necessary. We obtain the resultant shelling solid through a regularized Boolean operation finally. The algorithm has been implemented in a solid modeling system, and some examples are given to illustrate it.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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