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1. WO2019046055 - MANUFACTURING DESIGN MODIFICATION SYSTEM

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A computing system comprising:

a processor configured to receive an image including a geometric design of a component, receive an identification of a type of manufacturing process for the component from among a plurality of types of manufacturing processes, recognize a geometric feature of the component from the image based on the type of manufacturing process, and determine a modification to one or more of a size, a shape, and a location of the recognized geometric feature to reduce manufacturing complexity; and

an output configured to output, to a user interface, a suggestion on how to modify the geometric design of the component based on the determined modification of the recognized geometric feature.

2. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the image comprises a computer-aided design (CAD) model of a part for machine manufacture.

3. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the plurality of types of manufacturing processes comprise a plastic molding process, a sheet metal process, and a casting process.

4. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the processor is configured to recognize one or more of a bend, a comer, a hole, and a surface of the component from the image.

5. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the processor is configured to determine the modification to one or more of the size, the shape and the location of the recognized geometric feature based on a type of tool used to create the recognized geometric feature.

6. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the processor is configured to determine the modification to one or more of the size, the shape and the location of the recognized geometric feature based on a number of tools used to create the recognized geometric feature.

7. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the processor is configured to determine the modification to one or more of the size, the shape and the location of the recognized geometric feature based on a tolerance of the recognized geometric feature.

8. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the processor is configured to determine the modification to one or more of the size, the shape and the location of the recognized geometric feature based on a material of the recognized geometric feature.

9. The computing system of claim 1 , wherein the processor is configured to determine the modification to one or more of the size, the shape and the location of the recognized geometric feature based on an amount of time predicted to manufacture the recognized geometric feature.

10. The computing system of claim 1, wherein the identification of the type of manufacturing process for the component is detected by the processor via an input of the user interface.

11. A method comprising:

receiving an image including a geometric design of a component;

receiving an identification of a type of manufacturing process for the component from among a plurality of types of manufacturing processes;

recognizing a geometric feature of the component from the image based on the type of manufacturing process;

determining a modification to one or more of a size, a shape, and a location of the recognized geometric feature for reducing manufacturing complexity; and

displaying, via a user interface, a suggestion on how to modify the geometric design of the component based on the determined modification of the recognized geometric feature.

12. The method of claim 1 1, wherein the image comprises a computer-aided design (CAD) drawing of a part for machine manufacture.

13. The method of claim 11, wherein the plurality of types of manufacturing processes comprise a plastic molding process, a sheet metal process, and a casting process.

14. The method of claim 11, wherein the recognizing comprises recognizing one or more of a bend, a corner, a hole, and a surface of the component from the image.

15. The method of claim 11, wherein the determining of the modification to one or more of the size, the shape and the location of the recognized geometric feature is based on a type of tool used to create the recognized geometric feature.

16. The method of claim 11, wherein the determining of the modification to one or more of the size, the shape, and the location of the recognized geometric feature is based on a number of tools used to create the recognized geometric feature.

17. The method of claim 1, wherein the determining of the modification to one or more of the size, the shape, and the location of the recognized geometric feature is based on a tolerance of the recognized geometric feature.

18. The method of claim 11, wherein the determining of the modification to one or more of the size, the shape, and the location of the recognized geometric feature is based on a material of the recognized geometric feature.

19. The method of claim 11, wherein the determining of the modification to one or more of the size, the shape, and the location of the recognized geometric feature is based on an amount of time predicted to manufacture the recognized geometric feature.

20. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program instructions that when executed cause a processor to perform a method comprising:

receiving an image including a geometric design of a component;

receiving an identification of a type of manufacturing process for the component from among a plurality of types of manufacturing processes;

recognizing a geometric feature of the component from the image based on the type of manufacturing process;

determining a modification to one or more of a size, a shape, and a location of the recognized geometric feature to reduce manufacturing complexity; and

displaying, via a user interface, a suggestion on how to modify the geometric design of the component based on the determined modification of the recognized geometric feature.