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Solid modeling -- use and implementation Public

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This project studies how geometric solid modeling is implemented and utilized in small and medium sized manufacturing companies. Data were collected by comparing the functional characteristics of several commercially available solid modeling packages, surveying relevant literature, and conducting interviews with key employees of small and medium sized manufacturing companies. All of the companies that were interviewed were still trying to integrate solid modeling throughout the organization. These companies used solid modeling for new designs but few used it for concurrent engineering or CAM purposes, which are some of the benefits that CAD vendors claim affect the manufacturing process the most. Although these companies are not at the stage of full solid modeling implementation, they have observed benefits such as decreased design time and increased design quality from using solid modeling.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • 02/03/2021
  • 00D059I
  • 2000
Date created
  • 2000-01-01
  • Worcester
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