Automatic Reconstruction of 3D CAD Models from Digital Scans

@article{Bernardini1999AutomaticRO,
  title={Automatic Reconstruction of 3D CAD Models from Digital Scans},
  author={Fausto Bernardini and Chandrajit L. Bajaj and Jindong Chen and Daniel R. Schikore},
  journal={Int. J. Comput. Geometry Appl.},
  year={1999},
  volume={9},
  pages={327-369}
}
We present an approach for the reconstruction and approximation of 3D CAD models from an unorganized collection of points. Applications include rapid reverse engineering of existing objects for use in a synthetic computer environment, including computer aided design and manufacturing. Our reconstruction approach is exible enough to permit interpolation of both smooth surfaces and sharp features, while placing few restrictions on the geometry or topology of the object. Our algorithm is based on… CONTINUE READING