Feature Recognition in Geometric Reverse Engineering
thesisposted on 2021-05-22, 17:23 authored by Muhammad Arshad
An artificial neural network based feature extraction system for finding three dimensional features from physical objects is presented. As part of a geometric reverse engineering system, the feed-forward neural network allows for the efficient implementation of feature recognition. Reverse engineering of mechanical parts is the process of obtaining a geometric CAD model from the measurements of an existing artefact. Ideally, the reverse engineering system would automatically segment the cloud data into constituent surface patches and produce an accurate solid model. In order to accomplish this intent, a neural network is used to search and find the features in the initial scan data set. In this work, feature extraction for geometric reverse engineering has been accomplished. Work has also been done to extract features from the multiple shapes. The technique developed will reduce the time and effort required to extract features from scanned data of a physical object.