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by Automeasure
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: CROSS-SECTION MEASURING
Replies: 9
Views: 9413

Re: CROSS-SECTION MEASURING

I use cross sections a lot so I do hope CmmM can have an option to distribute points based on curvature so you can have enough points on small curves/radius but not too many on straight lines. Without that, this is my work around: 1, Create your cross section, remove all unwanted curves then ok (at ...
by Automeasure
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: PH20 / I++
Topic: Tool alignment in CmmM
Replies: 3
Views: 4201

Re: Tool alignment in CmmM

Hello, N8: Thanks for your response. I understand what you're talking about. The way CmmM supports PH20 is quite good by far with my testing, but since in the last year or so I've been heavily using PH20 in various applications, I get chance to see in a deeper level how software should utilise the 5...
by Automeasure
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: PH20 / I++
Topic: Tool alignment in CmmM
Replies: 3
Views: 4201

Tool alignment in CmmM

Since I"m using various software (Modus/OpenDmis/CmmM/Quartis) to drive PH20, I've found each software utilise the 5 axis measurement differently. I don't think CmmM's tool alignment (probe angle) is tied to PCS (part coordinate system). For example, if I use A30B-90 taking a point at side wall, the...
by Automeasure
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: Syntax error (DMIS with CMM Manager)
Replies: 4
Views: 4014

Re: Syntax error (DMIS with CMM Manager)

Brandon: The dmis module in CmmM is very basic and only supports dmis 3.0 as far as I remember. What's your dmis program originated from (e.g. Camio, Open Dmis, exported from certain software, etc.)? Each type has its own "flavour" and you might need to tweak it before your run. If missing ENDFIL is...
by Automeasure
Mon May 29, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: CAD alignment not mirrored correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 2719

CAD alignment not mirrored correctly

I know the program mirror function has been improved quite a bit since v3.5 but never got a chance to try it. Today I mirrored a program in v3.6 and everything worked well, except that the CAD alignment in the beginning was not mirrored correctly. Due to time constrain, I simply deleted the CAD alig...
by Automeasure
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: Datum Feature VS. Datum Reference Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 3575

Re: Datum Feature VS. Datum Reference Frame

This is a very good topic and I'd like to add a few things based my experience from both sides (CMM and GD&T): 1, Obviously you have to select correct datum features, in correct order (primary/secondary/tertiary) to match the DRF from drawing callout; 2, In many cases, the basic dimensions are not o...
by Automeasure
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: How to keep cad thickness on
Replies: 1
Views: 2700

Re: How to keep cad thickness on

So I've found the setting: Display->CAD editor->Thickness, once you enter a thickness and check the box, all the point feature will have the thickness on all the time. However, when I pick 2D features such as holes, the thickness doesn't seem to be applied. If anyone knows the answer, please reply, ...
by Automeasure
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: How to keep cad thickness on
Replies: 1
Views: 2700

How to keep cad thickness on

When programming with a part that has .020" machine stocks from cad model, you need to turn on the cad surface thickness in the point window, but when selecting next point, the cad thickness won't stay on so you need to do it again. Even I pinned the point for continue selecting, it still won't stay...
by Automeasure
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Alignments
Topic: 2D bestfit alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 6362

Re: 2D bestfit alignment

Can you post a link?
by Automeasure
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Alignments
Topic: 2D bestfit alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 6362

Re: 2D bestfit alignment

Ryan, thanks for quick reply, however the search only led me to this thread, lol. Anyway, by reading the title I assume this method will use variables to capture feature deviations then rotate the ref. frame with averaged angle. I used similar method when programming in older software such MM4, Virt...