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Rethinking File Conversion

As I was sitting here trying to come up with a topic for this post, I was thinking that while I have a million things going on, none of them are post-worthy in and of themselves, and I'm sure nobody wants to read a general post about being busy.   Then I had an epiphany, there is something bigger going on that ties it all together.

Double, Double, Trouble

While procrastinating (avoiding writing this blog entry for as long as possible), I debugged an interesting problem.  This gives me something to talk about here.  What follows might be simple or obvious, but I find that considering tiny details very carefully is a good way to improve the quality of the code I write.  Consider the following code snippets
 
sphere* make_sphere( double radius, double x, double y, double z);

 

void do_something( /* ... */ )
{

// ...

Subtleties of B-rep Translation (Part 3); Why Healing Matters

I’ve written my last two blogs about different pitfalls and insight needed in order to properly translate CAD data. I’ve discussed how “sharing” of geometry inside the data structure is a hidden but much used form of design intent and discussed how geometry forms are inherently linked to high-level algorithms inside the modeler itself.

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