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by medupriest
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: UI / General Usage
Topic: Creating a cross section from the CAD editor
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Creating a cross section from the CAD editor

This is my preferred method of creating/measuring a cross section. Be sure the CAD is in Sync. -Go to the Display ribbon tab -Select "Editor" from the CAD section -Go to the "Curves" tab -Select "Cross Section" 1.jpg This dialog is really simple if you just work from the top down. I typically use th...
by medupriest
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Alignments
Topic: Move Part
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Move Part

There are topics on the forum regarding this subject. viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1390&p=5114&hilit
by medupriest
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TP20 Modules. New, Used or Refurbished.
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: TP20 Modules. New, Used or Refurbished.

I didn't even know there was a 0.2mm. You should be using Light Force modules for both of those with your tolerances, but I totally understand.
by medupriest
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: UI / General Usage
Topic: Udating to V3.9
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: Udating to V3.9

You can always do a trial and find out. If you are not processing large CAD files, I would expect it to run just fine.
by medupriest
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: Report while looping
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Report while looping

You could put a dummy file in the folder location with no number so the indexing starts with part 1.
by medupriest
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TP20 Modules. New, Used or Refurbished.
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: TP20 Modules. New, Used or Refurbished.

I agree with the "buying new." TP20 modules will lose a bit of accuracy over time. I also recommend measuring some certified gauges with the CMM to check the integrity of the Module and the CMM with those tolerances. You could be fighting some accuracy issues with machine and module inaccuracies. Yo...
by medupriest
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Possible Dumb Question: CMM Gridplates vs CNC Fixture plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Possible Dumb Question: CMM Gridplates vs CNC Fixture plate

I did just this at the last shop I managed the quality department for. We make a plate with 3600 1/4-20 holes in it. It took two days to make, but at the end we had a fixture plate that covered the entire table for a small fraction of the cost. I recommend using 5/8 or 7/4 mic6 aluminium. It is flat...
by medupriest
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: VB Scripting 3.8+
Topic: Skipping Features
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Skipping Features

This absolutely can be done. We essentially need two things: Some piece of Data and an If/Then statement built on the condition of that data. If you were to measure a point where the slot is and if the depth of that point can tell you what operation to skip, you can report the Z depth of the point a...
by medupriest
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Mitutoyo
Topic: Mit M443 UD1w error
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Mit M443 UD1w error

This is likely due to the OS. At 3.8 we went to a 64-bit build. Perhaps try re-downloading the drivers from here viewtopic.php?f=10&t=530, install the 64-bit driver, and see if the behavior changes.
by medupriest
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Reporting Multiple single segment Feature control frames
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: Reporting Multiple single segment Feature control frames

If you are just trying to use two elements of a datum structure rather than the complete reference frame, then you can use the True Position and then rather than using "Use Current Reference Frame" you can select "Create New Reference Frame".