Title: PHENIX: product history-based reverse engineering

Authors: Alexandre Durupt; Sébastien Remy; Matthieu Bricogne; Nadège Troussier

Addresses: Université de Technologie de Compiègne, rue du Docteur Schweitzer, 60200 Compiegne, France ' Université de Technologie de Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie, 10000 Troyes, France ' Université de Technologie de Compiègne, rue du Docteur Schweitzer, 60200 Compiegne, France ' Université de Technologie de Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie, 10000 Troyes, France

Abstract: Reverse engineering (RE) is an activity which consists in digitising a real part in order to create a CAD model. Today, a lot of references are centred on geometrical approaches based on transformations of the point cloud. The issued CAD models are generally 'frozen' or barely re-usable. Nevertheless, to support engineering changes in a new design process, the product should be represented with a parametric geometry. This paper suggests a knowledge-based approach in order to provide a product's parametric CAD model. A data model based on the extension of the core product model (CPM) is suggested and enables to manage multi-CAD models of the knowledge-based RE process.

Keywords: reverse engineering; segmentation; knowledge-based systems; KBS; feature recognition; multi-views; PLM; product lifecycle management; product history; parametric modelling; CAD models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2013.055884

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.3, pp.270 - 287

Accepted: 22 Apr 2013
Published online: 12 Aug 2013 *

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