Offline Programming - Simulated Live Video

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Offline Programming - Simulated Live Video

Post by CrashN8 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:13 pm

Starting in version 3.7 SP1 the Live Video Source can be simulated for Offline Programming. Normally while programming Online the user relies on Live Video image of part in order to adjust lighting, edge threshold, zoom, and for creation of edge tools, pattern recognition, etc. Traditionally much of the programming process is highly dependent on having not only 3D CAD model but also the actual part to be measured.

Thanks to feedback from a customer in Michigan we made some changes that allow creation of Offline vision program relying on on 3D CAD. These changes entail replicating a simulated Live Video view by re-using CAD data from 3D scene into the 2D Live Video Window. This enhanced Offline Programming capability will allow customer to prepare inspection programs ahead of time thus allowing immediate execution of part program once the part arrives to the vision inspection system. Many 3D metrology software packages allow this type of offline programming for tactile and laser probing, we think this capability is unique in the world of 2D vision inspection.

Simulated Live video can be enabled only from Offline state of software from Ribbon Bar - Vision>Video>Live Video>Simulated Live Video as shown below:

simulated_live_video.jpg

Simulated Live Video:

simulated_light.gif

Actual Part Live Video:

online_light2.gif

Stage Motion is initiated in identical fashion to online operation. Double Click in Video Window, Double Click on 3D CAD, or pick feature to measure and Verify / Simulate:

stage_moves.gif

The Video source is simulated accurately enough to capture Reference Images for Pattern Recognition. The image below shows a Pattern Recognition operation that was created offline (right side) along with real image of the part (left side)

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Re: Offline Programming - Simulated Live Video

Post by CrashN8 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:23 pm

See attached CMM-Manager program that was created entirely offline.
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