Move Part with Fixture in CAD

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Move Part with Fixture in CAD

Post by eric14779 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 am

I have a CAD model I imported that contains my part and the locating fixture.
The part is in the "Top Side" orientation. During the program I want to prompt
the operator to flip the part over so I can measure the "Bottom" features.

The Fixture will not move, only the part needs to flip 180°.

If I do a move part, I am assuming that the fixture will move with the rest of the CAD.

Is there a way to "separate" the Fixture CAD from the actual part CAD. I want to have the
fixture CAD available for collision prevention..... Furniture maybe ???

Or can I import another CAD with the Part on
the fixture in the second orientation, and selectively show and use each of the 2 CAD features
during the program ?

I am using CMM-M ver 3.8

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Re: Move Part with Fixture in CAD

Post by medupriest » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:51 pm

Furniture will show up in all programs. Move Part will move both CAD entities and we only allow for one CAD reference frame. You could launch the op 2 program from the first program and just have the CAD model in the proper orientation for that side.

After writing creating the paths, you could also just hide and ignore the fixture CAD elements as they won't have a benefit at that point in any case.

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Re: Move Part with Fixture in CAD

Post by eric14779 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Furniture would be ok.... I think...

The part rotates 180° about the Y axis... and moves up in Z 0.500" the fixture does not move...

I really want to have the fixture for both "orientations" for collision check

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Re: Move Part with Fixture in CAD

Post by medupriest » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:02 pm

I would just add it to furniture for the writing of the program for the collision-free paths, then delete the furniture so it isn't in your other programs.

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Re: Move Part with Fixture in CAD

Post by eric14779 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Sounds like a plan to me...

Thanks.

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