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Title: Integration of FBTol into CADKEY

Abstract

A well-known but unsolved issue among CAD (Computer-Aided Design) modelers is their inability to advance the representation of non-shape information beyond the confines of decorative annotations. Experts recognized that this issue is the missing piece toward achieving both true product modeling and toward satisfying advanced solid-based applications' requirement for an enhanced representation of meaningful non-shape attributes--particularly product tolerances. Feature-Based Tolerancing (FBTol) is an enabling component technology that augments solid-based systems with a complete and unambiguous representation of tolerances. No commercial CAD system on the market contains the capabilities that FM and T's (Federal Manufacturing and Technologies) FBTol technology provides. This project was needed to infuse additional quality into the design of manufacturable products. Ensuring the quality of tolerance designs before delivery of designs will avoid significant costs encountered if errors were to be found later in the product life cycle. The union of CADKEY and FBTol will aid in product design defect detection and provide downstream applications with explicit non-shape information.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, MO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
754578
Report Number(s):
KCP-613-6334; CRADA No. 97KCP1051
TRN: AH200110%%5
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00613
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 4 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; MANUFACTURING; MARKET; TOLERANCE; SHAPE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; C CODES; F CODES

Citation Formats

Brown, C.W. Integration of FBTol into CADKEY. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/754578.
Brown, C.W. Integration of FBTol into CADKEY. United States. doi:10.2172/754578.
Brown, C.W. Thu . "Integration of FBTol into CADKEY". United States. doi:10.2172/754578. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/754578.
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author = {Brown, C.W.},
abstractNote = {A well-known but unsolved issue among CAD (Computer-Aided Design) modelers is their inability to advance the representation of non-shape information beyond the confines of decorative annotations. Experts recognized that this issue is the missing piece toward achieving both true product modeling and toward satisfying advanced solid-based applications' requirement for an enhanced representation of meaningful non-shape attributes--particularly product tolerances. Feature-Based Tolerancing (FBTol) is an enabling component technology that augments solid-based systems with a complete and unambiguous representation of tolerances. No commercial CAD system on the market contains the capabilities that FM and T's (Federal Manufacturing and Technologies) FBTol technology provides. This project was needed to infuse additional quality into the design of manufacturable products. Ensuring the quality of tolerance designs before delivery of designs will avoid significant costs encountered if errors were to be found later in the product life cycle. The union of CADKEY and FBTol will aid in product design defect detection and provide downstream applications with explicit non-shape information.},
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