Getting geometry information from CAD programs

Gernot Beer*, Benjamin Marussig, Christian Duenser

*Corresponding author for this work

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The long-term goal of isogeometric analysis is to integrate design and analysis. Hence, it is worth to take a brief look at how information can be extracted from CAD systems. The following discussion is by no means complete, but we aim to highlight some aspects of this topic. The chapter starts with general considerations for exchanging data between different computer software systems. Next, we provide a brief introduction to the Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP). Finally, the idea of Bézier extraction is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics
ISSN (Print)1613-7736
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0816

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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