Overview of Geometric Constraint Solving
As an example of a mechanical
engineering application of constraint solving, we have used a two-dimensional
profile sketcher based on constraint solving as an integral part of a
feature-based geometric modeler. The example
here shows the development of a control arm using this modeling system.
Of the many different theoretical approaches which have been suggested for
the constraint solving problem, our solution is
our solution allows the user to browse through the (generally)
multiple solutions to a given constraint problem,
a feature which we have not found in other systems.
The icon to use to follow the prearranged order for this tour is: