A TOOL FOR IDEALISATION OF CAD MODELS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Burić, Mladen; Marjanović, Dorian
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0367
The idealisation of CAD models for FEA purpose is an iterative and time consuming process. In order to automate and speed it up, the present paper introduces a geometry simplification tool named CAD Idealiser, which has been developed using CATIA V5 automation. The macro is able to detect geometric details such as fillets, chamfers, holes & notches, and visualize them by means of different colors. In addition, it supports the user in suppression of detected geometric details. In order to verify the efficiency of the algorithm, several different CAD models have been subjected to idealisation.
Keywords: computer aided design (CAD), design automation, design tools, CATIA V5, macro