Computer-Assisted Geometric Remediation of Part-to-Part Connectivity in the Design of Mechanical Assemblies

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: Visualization and Virtual Prototyping

Research team: Matt Campbell

CAD model databases greatly reduce the time it takes to draft an assembly; however, significant time is still spent adjusting individual parts in order to ensure they are compatible. Our solution is to semi-automate the solution – let the designer make the high-level decisions about what’s important and automate the low-level geometry changes.