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    Anyone ever use this? Successfully?
    If so, where do you get the Home Position X Y & Z Locations from?

  • #2
    Well, I tried it, long, LONG ago, in a version far, far away.

    It worked, sort of.

    #1) It ate up way TOO much computer power to use it, but I have a BIG Validator and this was some time ago (like maybe 200 or 400 speed CPU)

    #2) Home position.... Well, I scaled it from the edges of the table. Basically, everything I did to make my machine show up was done with a tape measure.

    HOME position will never be exact, due to the way the home position is set on the machines (mine uses a magnet that triggers something in the reader head, so THAT will never be the same, home to home) and due to the fact that NO TWO machines will ever have the same home position. So, getting the home position is more or less a best-guess, then adjust kind of thing.

    I could see where this would be a (kind of) handy thing for off-line programmers. However, if it is something BIG, then unless the operator actually put it on the machine where YOU show it to be, you might hit limits.
    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.


    • #3
      Matt - I was trying to figure out how to do this on my machine, and came across your response here. Can you elaborate on how you did this, if you remember. What measurements did you take from your table, and how did you take them? I've tried every combination of numbers I can think of, but to no success, and the help file is next to useless on this topic. If you can shed any light on this, I'd definately appreciate it.
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      • #4
        Why do you need to know the home position? Before you start programming, insert the tip of your probe in a diameter; insert a read point; set to DCC and run the program.


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