That’s a post without a purpose, just a few notes on the things that were not crystal clear to me before. So, let’s go.

OpenCascade is full of mathematical gems that have not seen any changes for decades. That’s completely fine as the math is basically right or wrong. We…


Download Analysis Situs ver.1.1

It took half a year for the recent number of downloads to exceed the previous figure. And that means it’s the right time to release another version of Analysis Situs. Here is a brief digest of what happened since version 1.0 was published:

  • Reworked face repatch


Preface

Lathe machines are commonly used for manufacturing because of their relatively low cost and inherent simplicity of the process. At the same time, lathes are often combined with milling that serves as a post-process for finishing up a turned workpiece with non-rotational features.

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There are several questions you might want…


I’ve been messing around with StackOverflow topics related to OpenCascade and found quite some interesting questions there. There are not so many, and definitely SO is not the right place to search for OCC community help. But people keep asking questions, and I could not resist the impulse of trying…


Feature recognition on CAD models is a tough topic. This is where Analysis Situs finds its niche thanks to the availability of basic shape interrogation and matching algorithms. There are different feature types and different application areas for feature recognition, including, but not limited to:

  1. NC paths generation.
  2. Manufacturability analysis.

Sometimes we want to do things that are completely opposite to canonical recognition, i.e., to convert nice analytical shapes to splines. There are several circumstances when you might need such a trick. What I could recall from practice is the following:

  1. Data exchange. After spending several weeks (if not months)…


This article is mostly a recording of the corresponding CAD programming lesson we published on our youtube channel. In this series, we cover the basic aspects of the geometric modelling discipline and give an introduction to the OpenCascade library from a practical perspective.

Introduction to OpenCascade and CAD modelling engines.


Well, it took quite a while for the new release to come. As promised, I was waiting for the recent number of downloads to reach the previous release figure. And then waited even more, because the number of new features was not satisfying enough. I was also thinking to surround…


In the previous article, we emphasized the importance of modeling with clean and concise 3D primitives. To put it short, prefer analytical shapes whenever possible if you are going to recognize any features or pass your shape through the direct editing algorithms, such as push/pull.

Non-analytical surface types for the drilled holes.

Too often though, we have…


Is there anything in common between the Computer-Aided Design and game development industries? Can we, as the CAD devs, learn from the gamedev community?

I have never been quite interested in the gaming industry per se. However, CAD and gaming seem to share a common backbone, which is apparently computer…

Analysis Situs

Open-source CAD platform: analysissitus.org

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