WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii (CAD '07), June 28, 2007 - The CAD '07 Conference is in it's 3rd day and in full swing. It is attended by 130 attendees, most of them from academia. In previous years, as many as 200 have attended.
The conference lasts 5 full days. Subjects are split into 3 concurrent tracks and cover not only CAD but also CAM and CAE, including geometric design, machining, rapid prototyping, product modeling, shape modeling, features, virtual reality, kinematics, nanotechnology, tolerance analysis, bio-CAD, and more. Presenters are almost without exception university professors and students and almost all presentations are the result of research done at their respective institutions.
Examples of presentations I've attended so far are:
- A Semantic Blend Definition
(filleting and blending, inlcuded a method for complex variable filleting that simulates a thumb pressing modeling clay)
- A CAD Modeling System for Heterogeneous Objects
- Part Search Based on Web Based Environment
- State of the Art CAD Visualization by Outsourcing
(which was actually about modeling engineering data using visualization programs)
- Reconstructing a 3D Model by Extrusion Features from a Single View Sketch
(Converting a hand drawn isometric sketch into a solid model. Sounds like magic but several methods to do this have existed for years.)
- Computer Aided Tolerance Analysis
(exposed shortcomings in presently available tolerance analysis programs)
- Programmable Graphics Processors in CAD
The full list of presentation is given here (click on each day for presentations)