On validating STEP product data exchange

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On validating STEP product data exchange
Product data exchange requires exchanging geometrical shape data that may have to be represented differently in the sending and in the receiving system. Since the translation process thereby entailed can lead to errors, emerging exchange standards include numeric invariants computed from the shape. Agreement of these invariants in the sending and receiving system are then used to increase confidence in the translation process. In this paper we show that there are many classes of noncongruent solids for which all the invariants of volume, surface area, moments and products of inertia agree. Thus these quantities alone are insufficient to exclude many translation errors. We also consider whether the examples are realistic and find that in today's constraint-based shape constructions the examples are not unlikely to occur. c 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Alexandr Kuzminykh, Christoph Hoffmann
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Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CAD
Authors Alexandr Kuzminykh, Christoph Hoffmann
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