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  • Recall external alignment

    I'm running 3.7mr1 and I cannot get my saved external alignment to recall.

    The .aln file is in the PCDMIS folder but I cannot find a "recall external" in the alignment box. According to the help file there is supposed to be a I've tried typing it in but it wouold let me get any farther than the name, it stops taking input so I cannot enter the filename.

    TIA
    Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
    Contura Calypso 5.4

    Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

  • #2
    You just use the drop-down window/list at the top, it should say "STARTUP or something like that.
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    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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    • #3
      It should have the last alinment you did listed in the drop down. It will be startup like Matt said if it's a new program. There is also a startup drop down for views
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      • #4
        It should be in your alignment pulldown

        It should be in your alignment pulldown unless your "search path" is not set correctly.
        Last edited by rangerboat72; 11-16-2007, 08:48 AM.
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        • #5
          Aduh..... I was not looking in the right place.

          Thank you for the help. It is greatly appreciated.

          I do like 3.7 more than 3.5.
          Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
          Contura Calypso 5.4

          Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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          • #6
            Wow !

            Three of us JUMPED ON that at about the SAME TIME ! ! !
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            • #7
              Thats cause everyone is just dying to help here.... That's why this forum is the best in the bus.
              Links to my utilities for PCDMIS

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              • #8
                It is best to keep your external alignments program in the same folder as the program, if you save the program somewhere else you have to do the same to the External program.
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                • #9
                  I didn't know I had to save the program that I created the alignments in. Is it necessary? Once an alignment is created and saved I didn't think you would have to save the prg.....
                  Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
                  Contura Calypso 5.4

                  Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rangerboat72
                    Three of us JUMPED ON that at about the SAME TIME ! ! !
                    That is because we are starving for someone with a problem. Is the fact that the number of posts in off topic area has almost caught up with the legit room any indication of how stark raving mad we are for something to happen? Man, we need people with some real issues, real big issues. I can't remember the last time I posted on this side of the fence.

                    Craig
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                    • #11
                      Well thats kinda the idea of an external alignment. This way you can set up your gage, and create different programs without having to create a alignment for each one. I call my say 326ExtAln. Then I save that. Then I will create a program say to check fixture 326Fix.prg In there I recall external alingment. Then I write my 326GRR In that I recall the 326ExtAln and so on. with the Part program the Cap program. As long as I dont bump or move it its fine. And I dont have to keep doing those annoying manual alignments. Oh yea, I will always have a DCC algnment in everyprogram.
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                      • #12
                        Yes, you need to save both programs

                        Originally posted by dwade
                        I didn't know I had to save the program that I created the alignments in. Is it necessary? Once an alignment is created and saved I didn't think you would have to save the prg.....
                        Yes, you need to save both programs. I call the alignment program 1234567-Alignment and the part program 1234567-FULL or 1234567-CAPABILITY for example...
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                        • #13
                          Actually on my behalf I am just BORED today...

                          Originally posted by craiger_ny
                          That is because we are starving for someone with a problem. Is the fact that the number of posts in off topic area has almost caught up with the legit room any indication of how stark raving mad we are for something to happen? Man, we need people with some real issues, real big issues. I can't remember the last time I posted on this side of the fence.

                          Craig
                          Actually on my behalf I am just BORED today. Typically I do not have to wait all day for a 2D drawing and a 3D cad model but it has just been one of those days. I figured it was my turn to assist rather than ask for assistance.

                          2 days and 1 hour to go before I am out of here for 3 weeks. I CANNOT WAIT ! ! !
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                          • #14
                            All that aside...

                            I might actually make it to 200 posts before the week is out. Probably in the T.G.I.F. thread...
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                            • #15
                              I am thinking of my GeoMeasure days and I wanted to apply the same technique to PC-DMIS. I want to recall my exteral elignment of the part set up (XYZ zero) on the Rayco plate, then go back and remeasure all of the datums in DCC saving as A0, A1, etc. In GeoMeasure I could measure and save an alignment, then recall it telling the software/CMM where the part was.
                              Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
                              Contura Calypso 5.4

                              Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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