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The development of a three-dimensional imaging system and its application in computer aided design workstations

Stickland, M.T. and McKay, S. and Scanlon, T.J. (2003) The development of a three-dimensional imaging system and its application in computer aided design workstations. Mechatronics, 13 (5). pp. 521-532. ISSN 0957-4158

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Abstract

This paper details the application of a three dimensional imaging system known as planar contour imaging (PCI) to the presentation of images created by computer aided design (CAD) software. The three dimensional computational models were generated within a commercially available CAD/CAM software package from Delcam plc and then converted to stereo lithographic (.stl) format. The .stl file was then converted into a real, three dimensional, image by PCI. It was found that, in the same way that a user looks at a two dimensional image, the selection of the correct type and amount of data presented to the viewer was critical. However, when the image was refined, the three dimensional image was found to produce an impressive representation of the computational dataset.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5043
Keywords: three dimensional imaging, computer aided design, stereo lithography, mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Electronic computers. Computer science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Applications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Professional Services > West of Scotland KTP Centre
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:33
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5043

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