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by Tabor
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Vision / Video Measurement
Topic: DRO doesn't match position
Replies: 4
Views: 6743

Re: DRO doesn't match position

I'm using to get an approximate position on a hole so that I can actually measure it. It's been working fairly well. I think most of my problems have been lack of familiarity with the tool.
by Tabor
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Vision / Video Measurement
Topic: DRO doesn't match position
Replies: 4
Views: 6743

Re: DRO doesn't match position

I might have figured it out. I think it was a problem with Free Position Alignment. I haven't used it much since the CMMs use a fixture plate so I'm still getting used to how it works.
by Tabor
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Vision / Video Measurement
Topic: DRO doesn't match position
Replies: 4
Views: 6743

DRO doesn't match position

In the attached photo, I just clicked "Use Current". As you can see the DRO doesn't match.
by Tabor
Tue May 24, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's your background?
Replies: 4
Views: 8384

What's your background?

I thought it would be interesting to hear what everyone's background is. I imagine most of you have been on CMMs for a while now starting with some other software first. Before stepping into my position, I had zero CMM experience other than running a manual one for about 5 minutes at the local commu...
by Tabor
Thu May 19, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: CAD Import / Export
Topic: Working with STL files
Replies: 3
Views: 5369

Re: Working with STL files

I mentioned SolidWorks because it's what I know but I think you could also do it in Inventor.
by Tabor
Thu May 19, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: CAD Import / Export
Topic: Working with STL files
Replies: 3
Views: 5369

Re: Working with STL files

The easiest way is SolidWorks but if you don't have that there are some open source programs out there that can do it. The problem is that STL files and IGES files store data very differently so there can be some error in the conversion.
by Tabor
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Reporting
Topic: How is CMM flatness calculated?
Replies: 3
Views: 5368

Re: How is CMM flatness calculated?

The more points you take, the more accurate your flatness will be. Try doubling or tripling your points and see what you get.
by Tabor
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Tutorials and Training Guides
Topic: Adding CAD Furniture
Replies: 17
Views: 25009

Re: Adding CAD Furniture

1. All furniture features are considered in path planning unless collision avoidance is specifically turned off. 2. If it's part of the furniture, yes. Nate or Matt, does the machine know where the table is for path planning even if it's not in furniture? 4. I don't think so. I think this is a machi...
by Tabor
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Reporting
Topic: Composite position FRTZ bigger than PLTZ?
Replies: 10
Views: 8174

Re: Composite position FRTZ bigger than PLTZ?

It's a single feature control frame and I have the box unchecked. It is fully constrained for the PLTZ and 2 datums for FRTZ. I was reporting position from Datum Features. I changed it to Datum Ref Frame and it now works. I thought I knew the difference but this situation indicates I might need a re...