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by medupriest
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Reporting
Topic: Reporting Composite Position
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Reporting Composite Position

In regards to Datum -A- being over constrained, it is just because of the 4th point. It is practically impossible that those 4 points will be exactly co-planar. This meant that CMM-Manager is going to have some element of Best-Fitting, and so provides the warning. RPS is the way to go. If your Compo...
by medupriest
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: UI / General Usage
Topic: Solved - Exporting keyboard shortcut keys after updating
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Exporting keyboard shortcut keys after updating

I am unsure whether or not they do get moved, but what file are you importing.

If you create a helpdesk file from the pearl, and import it into the other seat of software by importing the configuration, and it doesn't work, then I suspect there is not a way to export the key-bindings.
by medupriest
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Alignments
Topic: RPS Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 2868

Re: RPS Alignment

Check the axis locks at the bottom of the dialog. The overconstrainment is normal. This will occur whenever there is going to be any deviation and a 4-point plane will always do that. When you see the yellow preview reference frame appear on top of your CAD reference frame (or close to it) you shoul...
by medupriest
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Fixed Radius Circle?
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Fixed Radius Circle?

This would undermine the fitting algorithms. There is a construction of a circle tangent to two lines with a set diameter, but not to a cloud. There is likely a VB solution if you would like to provide more details.
by medupriest
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Projecting Measured Point
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: Projecting Measured Point

on a straight pulley (no bevel or helix) I would think the result would be accurate. We do similar constructions when we need to get a theoretical gauge ball height seated in a cone.
by medupriest
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Mitutoyo
Topic: Cannot Connect to GPIB Probe Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Cannot Connect to GPIB Probe Controller

Have you been working from the install guide viewtopic.php?f=10&t=262? It is a supported configuration.
by medupriest
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Reporting
Topic: How to properly report Cloud to CAD.
Replies: 10
Views: 4512

Re: How to properly report Cloud to CAD.

Not necessarily. You will want to sync the CAD to the datum features, but you can use an RPS alignment or a datum alignment and then translate the part coordinate system back the nominal distance to the CAD coordinate system and then add the Sync CAD step to your program after your DCC alignment. If...
by medupriest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Reporting
Topic: How to properly report Cloud to CAD.
Replies: 10
Views: 4512

Re: How to properly report Cloud to CAD.

Yes. You do need to re-sync with most types of alignments when it is your second. We automatically sync the CAD with your first determinate reference frame, but it is up to you to do it on subsequent alignments. If you wanted to change your part coordinate system to something that isn't your CAD ref...
by medupriest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Reporting
Topic: Measuring and printing HOA (Height Over All)
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Measuring and printing HOA (Height Over All)

Add a "report distance between" step in your program and select the two feature and the thing you want to report. Feature report is for more generic reporting. This can be done from the "report ribbon tab" and then you can see it in the "report database tab". adding report steps to your program from...
by medupriest
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Tip Calibration / Probe config
Topic: Disc stylus with ruby balls
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Disc stylus with ruby balls

You can probably use those to measure groove widths/locations, but it will involve a math function in a VB script to get the compensated point location. A star tip will be both easier and more accurate. It does not need to be a complete star either if you have size constraints. Whether you use the d...