Welcome to FixtureNet III, which uses a Java applet for two-dimensional (2D) fixture synthesis. You can read about fixtures and fixture synthesis at the Berkeley FixtureNet site.
FixtureNet III uses a Java applet named Fixture2D.class which works with 16 other classes to allow the user to draw a 2D part (a polygon) and several optional stay-out zones (where the user doesn't want fixels placed), and then generates a complete set of modular fixtures for the part. The modular fixture elements are called "fixels." Fixels are divided into two types: locators which occupy discrete locations, and clamps, which have a continuous dimension. FixtureNet III is based on the Brost-Goldberg fixture synthesis algorithm and uses three locators and one clamp.
For best results with FixtureNet III you should use a computer system with 1024 x 768 (or better) pixel resolution with at least 256 colors. Lesser systems can still use FixtureNet III, but you may have to do some scrolling to see it all.
The FixtureNet applet is loaded with the following parameters:
QualityMetric = 1 (0 for sort on part quality, 1 for configuration angle) ClampFilter = 1 (0 for no filter, 1 for filter for clamp interference) RespectVertices = 0 (0 for no margin for fixels near vertices, 1 for a fixel radius of margin) ClampType = 1 (0 for circle, 1 for bullet shaped clamp) SortType = 1 (0 for QuickSort, 1 for StudSort)
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Last updated October 19, 2010, by Rick Wagner.