Geometric’s FR technology automatically extracts a wide range of features from 3D solid models. FR consists of three different libraries; namely, Design View FR, Manufacturing View FR and Sheet Metal FR. FR provides feature tree information and respective feature parameters, parent-child relationship in case of intersecting features and alternate interpretations of features.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Bevel Recognition and Unfolding
Bevel cutting in thick plates can be cut in laser/plasma/waterjet/milling machines with tilt head. FR has developed bevel feature recognition in which four types of bevels such as V-Bevel, Y-Bevel,X-Bevel andK-Bevel can be recognized.
Fig 1. Different Types of Bevels
Bevels are not only recognized on just planar surfaces, but can also be recognized on bent surfaces as shown in Fig 2.
Fig 2. Bevels on Bends
Unfold can also be generated as shown in Fig 3 for components with bevel features.