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ERIC Number: EJ916642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Pre-Modeling Ensures Accurate Solid Models
Gow, George
Tech Directions, v70 n3 p22-24 Oct 2010
Successful solid modeling requires a well-organized design tree. The design tree is a list of all the object's features and the sequential order in which they are modeled. The solid-modeling process is faster and less prone to modeling errors when the design tree is a simple and geometrically logical definition of the modeled object. Few high school students are taught how to create a simple and logical design tree. This is because the introductory mutilated blocks and simple machine parts, which are the objects being modeled in high school CAD classes, don't require a very complex design tree. High school students should be taught the proper premodeling process for developing a simple and efficient design tree. This article details the process. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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