Solid modeling is being explored as a method of representing three dimensional parts for mechanical design and manufacturing. This work analyzes the data storage requirements of the Boundary Representation and Constructive Solid Geometry methods of representing solid models. The ability of the database models (Hierarchical, Network, and Relational) to support solid modeling needs is evaluated. The goal is to determine the database model(s) best suited to store and manage the graphical data for solid model representat ions . Background information about mechanical engineering, graphics, and database models is presented. Entity-Relationship diagrams are used to define data requ irements .
Library of Congress Subject Headings
CAD/CAM systems; Computer integrated manufacturing systems; Solids--Pictorial works--Data processing
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Deal, Julia L., "Assessment of classical database models for representing solids" (1987). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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