Define DCC Arc and/or Circle Orientation IJK Snapping to std Plane

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Define DCC Arc and/or Circle Orientation IJK Snapping to std Plane

Post by eric14779 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:05 pm

CMM-M Ver 3.7.1

I am trying to enter IJK values for a Man DCC ARC and it is 3.25° off the ZX plane, I enter:

Center
X 1.2600
Y 0.663170
Z -0.39300

Orientation Plane
I 0.000
J 0.998391
K 0.000

and Click create path, and CMM-M snaps the orientation plane to ZX, and the arc I want to measure is not on the ZX plane
It is on the IJK that I want to specify... How do I keep CMM-M from going to the ZX plane, and use my IJK ??
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Re: Define DCC Arc and/or Circle Orientation IJK Snapping to std Plane

Post by CrashN8 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:26 am

Are you teaching feature by Define DCC or Joystick? For Define DCC the values you specify will be used, for Joystick teach the IJK vector will be normalized to nearest work-plane unless you specify 4th plane or use Relative Measure.

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Re: Define DCC Arc and/or Circle Orientation IJK Snapping to std Plane

Post by eric14779 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:04 am

I am using Define DCC and it is still snapping to the nominal plane

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Re: Define DCC Arc and/or Circle Orientation IJK Snapping to std Plane

Post by CrashN8 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:25 pm

I just noticed... your IJK vector is not normalized. Since the I & K vector component is 0.0 the J component is automatically normalized to 1. If you want an orientation other than ZX then you need to enter I & K component for that vector - i.e. probably really small number like 0.0003...

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Re: Define DCC Arc and/or Circle Orientation IJK Snapping to std Plane

Post by CrashN8 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:28 pm

I just noticed your IJK vector is not Normalized. Please add non zero values for I & K component, otherwise you can expect CMM-Manager to automatically normalize this to a unit vector - i.e. 0,1,0 or XZ

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