3D fillet solid model reverse engineering from 2D orthographic projections

Simon Siu Pun Shum, Kai Ming Yu, Kin Man Au

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Recently, the popularity of 3D in computer graphics or image processing boosts the use of reverse engineering. With the aid of computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and computer-aided engineering techniques, various medical images, historical relics, artworks, or products captured in 2D images (e.g. digital photos or engineering drawings) are changed into 3D solid models for recovery, preservation, entertainment, or visualization, or other downstream applications, etc. In some cases, geometric information from a physical object is always obtained by traditional engineering drawings from different 2D orthographic projections without a 3D scanning device. The input for reverse engineering is necessary to change into 3D solid model for various downstream applications. In this study, a 3D fillet solid model construction is proposed from 2D orthographic projections using CSG representation. The uniqueness of the solid model obtained is proved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event6th International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010


Conference6th International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Computer applications
  • Fillet solid model
  • Orthographic projections
  • Proof of uniqueness
  • Reverse engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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