Leitz styli's which are not defined in PC-DMIS

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    As I mentioned in my previous thread , my company has just bought a new Leitz 24.16.12 which is runnning with PC-DMIS 4.3. While I am trying to set up some prob configurations I realized that there are lots of styli and holder units which are not available in PC-DMIS prob library i.e:


    Ø 1.5 mm, 28 long
    Ø 4 mm, 80 long
    Ø 8 mm, 130 long
    Ø 10 mm, 250 long, ceramics
    Ø 10 mm, 350 long, ceramics
    Ø 12 mm, 500 long, ceramics
    Special Stylus Ø 1.5 mm, 22 long
    Holder for 4+1 Special Stylus
    Holder for 1 Special Stylus
    Stylus Holder (8 * Ø 2 mm), L=45
    Stylus Holder (8 * M5 + 8 * Ø 2 mm),
    Rotary Joint Ø 20 mm


    Is there any way to introduce these styli parts to PC-DMIS so that I can use them in prob configurations?

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    I had a styli config. I needed several years ago and it wasn't in the drop down list and I called Hexagon and told them what my probe config. was and they e-mailed me a new styli file to add the one I needed.
    DeWain Hodge

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    • #3
      Originally posted by alphew View Post
      As I mentioned in my previous thread , my company has just bought a new Leitz 24.16.12 which is runnning with PC-DMIS 4.3. While I am trying to set up some prob configurations I realized that there are lots of styli and holder units which are not available in PC-DMIS prob library i.e:


      Ø 1.5 mm, 28 long
      Ø 4 mm, 80 long
      Ø 8 mm, 130 long
      Ø 10 mm, 250 long, ceramics
      Ø 10 mm, 350 long, ceramics
      Ø 12 mm, 500 long, ceramics
      Special Stylus Ø 1.5 mm, 22 long
      Holder for 4+1 Special Stylus
      Holder for 1 Special Stylus
      Stylus Holder (8 * Ø 2 mm), L=45
      Stylus Holder (8 * M5 + 8 * Ø 2 mm),
      Rotary Joint Ø 20 mm


      Is there any way to introduce these styli parts to PC-DMIS so that I can use them in prob configurations?

      You need to access the Probe.Dat file. Below are the instructions I found when I did a search. I have had great success with it so far.

      ITEM:TIP5BY10MM M2
      begintip
      ribcount 10
      color 142 142 142
      cylinder 0 0 0 0 0 -3 3
      cone 0 0 -3 3 0 0 -7 2.5
      cylinder 0 0 -7 0 0 -10 2.5
      color 255 0 0
      sphere 0 0 -10 5
      hotspot 0 0 -10 0 0 1 5 5 ball
      endtip

      Change the Sphere to -102.5 instead of -10

      Then change the HOTSPOT line to the same.

      This will put the 'ball' of the tip at the correct distance from the threads. You will also want to change the 'name' of the tip, change tip5x10mm to waytoo****long so that it will showup as a unique tip in the list.

      The cylinder can be changed from -10 to -100 with the diameter (2.5) changed to match the diameter of the probe. Leave the -7, that is where it starts from, the -10 is where it goes to. Basically, you are building the probe "DOWN" from the threads (where it connects).

      HTH
      Poleaxe

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      • #4
        +1 Poleaxe

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        • #5
          PC-DMIS Wiki: Description of usrProbe.dat
          --Brian

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          • #6
            Thanks for the answers.

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