Computing parameter ranges in constructive geometric constraint solving: Implementation and correctness proof
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In parametric design, changing values of parameters to get different solution instances to the problem at hand is a paramount operation. One of the main issues when generating the solution instance for the actual set of parameters is that the user does not know in general which is the set of parameter values for which the parametric solution is feasible. Similarly, in constraint-based dynamic geometry, knowing the set of critical points where construction feasibility changes would allow to avoid unexpected and unwanted behaviors. We consider parametric models in the Euclidean space with one internal degree of freedom. In this scenario, in general, the set of values of the variant parameter for which the parametric model is realizable and defines a valid shape is a set of intervals on the real line. In this work we report on our experiments implementing the van der Meiden Approach to compute the set of parameter values that bound intervals for which the parametric object is realizable. The implementation is developed on top of a constructive, ruler-and-compass geometric constraint solver. We formalize the underlying concepts and prove that our implementation is correct, that is, the approach exactly computes all the feasible interval bounds.
CitationHidalgo, M.; Joan-Arinyo, R. Computing parameter ranges in constructive geometric constraint solving: Implementation and correctness proof. "Computer-aided design", Juliol 2012, vol. 44, núm. 7, p. 709-720.