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From 2D Orthographic views to 3D Pseudo-Wireframe: An Automatic Procedure

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 6 - Article 5
Year of Publication: 2010
Rocco Furferi
Lapo Governi
Matteo Palai
Yary Volpe

Yary Volpe, Matteo Palai, Lapo Governi and Rocco Furferi. Article: From 2D Orthographic views to 3D Pseudo-Wireframe: An Automatic Procedure. International Journal of Computer Applications 5(6):18–24, August 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {Yary Volpe and Matteo Palai and Lapo Governi and Rocco Furferi},
	title = {Article: From 2D Orthographic views to 3D Pseudo-Wireframe: An Automatic Procedure},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {5},
	number = {6},
	pages = {18--24},
	month = {August},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


Three-dimensional CAD models are usually used by designers because of their multiple uses (visualization, simulation, machining). However, nowadays, multi orthographic view engineering drawings are still widely used. Accordingly, a conversion tool for obtaining 3D CAD models from 2D drawings (known as the ”reconstruction problem”) is a very useful approach in a broad range of applications. The significant interest for the reconstruction problem is witnessed by the large number of works presented in the last three decades. The main object of the present work, by integrating different approaches suggested by a number of authors and rearranging them into an orderly, unambiguous and automatic procedure, is to provide a tool to help researchers and practitioners who want to deal with the reconstruction problem.

In detail the authors propose a systematic tool that allows the reconstruction of a 3D pseudo-wireframe starting from a 2D vectorial input. Such a tool is discussed in detail and has been implemented into MatLab® environment in order to validate and test the procedures. Extensive testing, carried out on a number of case studies, has demonstrated the effectiveness of the presented approach.


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