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Author(s): Damayanti C. Gharpure; Sunil K. David
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Paper Abstract

Machine vision techniques are spanning a number of application domains. This paper presents a successful attempt of using these techniques for interpretation and manipulation of engineering drawings. Microfilming technique is widely used for archiving and increasing the portability of engineering drawings. Retrieval of these drawings for further modifications and updating is a cumbersome task. CAD tools cannot be used for this purpose as these drawings do not cater to the required format. A simple PC based machine vision system, which acts as an interface for converting the microfilmed drawings into a file accessible by the specific CAD tool is described. Image analysis routines have been used for contour tracking, detection of critical points, determining orientation, length, perimeter, etc. Features of each individual pattern are extracted for creating a database. The user is provided an option of choosing the specific CAD tool and a file in accordance with the format required by the CAD tool is generated from the database. The paper deals with the software developed and reports the results obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1823, Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.132092
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Damayanti C. Gharpure, Univ. of Poona (India)
Sunil K. David, Univ. of Poona (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1823:
Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration
Bruce G. Batchelor; Susan Snell Solomon; Frederick M. Waltz, Editor(s)

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