Macroplanning is concerned with deciding on setups and sequences of operations by taking into account interactions between features and issues of fixturing. The algorithms presented in this paper use a set of features arranged in a graph-like data structure to determine the fixture configurations and setups. Operation sequences for the features and tool-paths are determined by separate modules working in conjunction with the macroplanner. Examples are presented to demonstrate the capability of the algorithms implemented in an integrated CAD/ CAM system called CyberCut.
Feature Based Macroplanning Including Fixturing
Contributed by the Computer Aided Product Development (CAPD) Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received October 2001; Revised October 2002. Associate Editor: D. Dutta
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Sundararajan, V., and Wright, P. K. (January 2, 2003). "Feature Based Macroplanning Including Fixturing ." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. September 2002; 2(3): 179–191. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1526506
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