Adding CAD Furniture

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Adding CAD Furniture

Post by US_Helpdesk » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:56 am

Starting in version 3.5 a new option is available to permanently import and locate CAD elements into your software / environment. This will allow importing things like Cal Spheres, Probe Racks, Fixturing, Vices, etc. and will participate in Path Planning / Collision Avoidance of all subsequent programs created on that system.
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How to import and Locate Furniture:

1) Import CAD
2) Measure Alignment
3) Sync CAD (occurs automatically if Alignment is determinant)
4) Open CAD Editor
5) Click Add to Furniture from Layers Tab
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See Video Below for Step By Step Walk-Through...


Attached are IGES CAD model data for common Renishaw racks (MCR20 & SCR200)
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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by JorisNikonBE » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:42 am

In the Display tab the Furniture group is added.

With the Option Show/Hide all the Furniture is Shown or Hidden.
In the Editor we can Show or Hide the items individually or choose if the collision is on or off.

Examples:
- The sphere is mostly left on the table for small parts but is removed to measure bigger parts.
- A library of fixtures is loaded in the furniture but not all the fixtures are used for every part.

Once a CAD model is added as furniture it will not be visible in the Editor from the CAD group but is now shown in the Furniture Editor.
If the rack or sphere has moved to a new position on the table use the function Add to CAD and realign the feature.
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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by US_Helpdesk » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:29 am

I've added the MCR20-3 along with FCR25 (three varieties) CAD models
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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by Koutinho » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:58 am

Good Morning,

I have a MCR 20 with a ACR 3 (for laser) mounted in the same support.

There is a cad model for this?

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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by US_Helpdesk » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:10 pm

All models are available on Renishaw website... Google search usually results in want you need. I will add this to our included models next time I'm on the Renishaw site.
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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by Koutinho » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:23 am

Good Morning,

It's true, i didn't find the right place.

By the way, the cad model of the calibration sphere also exists in the site?

Thanks

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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by US_Helpdesk » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:36 am

I do not think the Cal Spheres are on their repository... We have just modeled them our selves deppending on the size we're using.
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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by cmmM » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:59 am

This is a great feature. thanks.
A couple questions:
1. If furniture (e.g. a change rack) is hidden, does it still participate in collision detection/avoidance?
2. Does the machine table participate in the collision detection (especially for tip changes) if it is hidden? If not, what if the table was added as furniture?
4. Does the software know to avoid the bridge uprights during tip changes? If not, would adding the "walls" of the working volume as furniture prevent tip changes from colliding with the bridge uprights?

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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by Tabor » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:14 pm

1. All furniture features are considered in path planning unless collision avoidance is specifically turned off.
2. If it's part of the furniture, yes.

Nate or Matt, does the machine know where the table is for path planning even if it's not in furniture?

4. I don't think so. I think this is a machine volume thing. Nate or Matt?
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Re: Adding CAD Furniture

Post by US_Helpdesk » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:34 pm

Table is defined in Machine Properties... Should be done with initial system setup. See Install Guide sections for "Define Table Height"

Table definition is isolated from Furniture.
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