MachineWorks offers feature detection algorithms to analyse the in-process stock and return both low-level surface definitions and higher level machining features. Surface detection fits a set of analytical surfaces such as spheres, cylinders and cones to the stock, suitable for reverse engineering the stock back into CAD engines such as Parasolid and ACIS.
Machining features recognised include holes, drilled holes, pockets, open pockets, slots and islands.
MachineWorks customers can use feature recognition to develop and improve their own feature-based machining algorithms and to better optimise rest-machining algorithms based on detailed parametric analysis of the in-process stock.
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