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    A1 =ALIGNMENT/START,RECALL:STARTUP,LIST=YES
    ALIGNMENT/ROTATE,XPLUS,TO,LIN1,ABOUT,ZPLUS
    ALIGNMENT/TRANS,XAXIS,CIR1
    ALIGNMENT/TRANS,ZAXIS,CIR1
    ALIGNMENT/TRANS,YAXIS,LIN1
    ALIGNMENT/LEVEL,ZMINUS,PLN1
    ALIGNMENT/END

    is the set-up of this alignment bad

  • #2
    A1 =ALIGNMENT/START,RECALL:STARTUP,LIST=YES
    ALIGNMENT/LEVEL,ZMINUS,PLN1
    ALIGNMENT/ROTATE,XPLUS,TO,LIN1,ABOUT,ZPLUS (ZMINUS is leveled above)
    ALIGNMENT/TRANS,XAXIS,CIR1
    ALIGNMENT/TRANS,ZAXIS,CIR1 (PLN1 ABOVE)
    ALIGNMENT/TRANS,YAXIS,LIN1
    ALIGNMENT/END


    There are several possible problems here. By rotating about ZPLUS your X Axis is probably running the opposite direction that you intended.


    Bill

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill McCafferty View Post
      A1 =ALIGNMENT/START,RECALL:STARTUP,LIST=YES
      ALIGNMENT/LEVEL,ZMINUS,PLN1
      ALIGNMENT/ROTATE,XPLUS,TO,LIN1,ABOUT,ZPLUS (ZMINUS is leveled above)
      ALIGNMENT/TRANS,XAXIS,CIR1
      ALIGNMENT/TRANS,ZAXIS,CIR1 (PLN1 ABOVE)
      ALIGNMENT/TRANS,YAXIS,LIN1
      ALIGNMENT/END


      There are several possible problems here. By rotating about ZPLUS your X Axis is probably running the opposite direction that you intended.


      Bill
      Follow what Bill has done with your alignment and use as "The Rule for Alignments".

      When building a full alignment always, level 1st, rotate 2nd and origin last in that order. As a habit I build start alignments then go through the datums as needed for FCF's and create my alignment as I measure each feature. Once through with measuring all of the features required I will build the complete alignment as Bill has done and always maintain the same order as shown below.

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      A_B_SLOT   =ALIGNMENT/START,RECALL:ST2, LIST= YES
                  ALIGNMENT/LEVEL,ZMINUS,PL_A
                  ALIGNMENT/ROTATE,XPLUS,TO,LIN_B,ABOUT,ZPLUS
                  ALIGNMENT/TRANS,XAXIS,SLT_ST
                  ALIGNMENT/TRANS,YAXIS,SLT_ST
                  ALIGNMENT/TRANS,ZAXIS,PL_A
                  ALIGNMENT/END
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      • #4
        I would like to take a screen capture and bring it into the forum for a visual aid in helping trouble shoot my problems, i am not sure how to do this.

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        • #5
          ...use your print screen button...open MS Paint and paste it in...save the file....

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          • #6
            print screen copy to paint

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            • #7
              [ATTACH]5338[/ATTACH]

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              • #8
                For a small fee... my last workplace bought a program called Snag-it. Wonderful little program for taking screen captures, allow editing and adding things and pdf conversion all in one. Last I knew it was like $50. We used to get a lot of large pdf prints. Allowed me to balloon prints much faster than screen dumps / save / paint / pdf converter and so on. It's worth the free trial to see if you like it.
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                • #9
                  ...For a small fee... my last workplace bought a program called Snag-it.
                  +1
                  excellent utility software. Another great product from TechSmith is Camtasia Studio. Can't be beat for capturing animations from the screen......

                  and for what it's worth? In my beginner's binder I got from original Demon training, it says never rotate before leveling......ergo, I concur 100% with Bill

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                  • #10
                    "When building a full alignment always, level 1st, rotate 2nd and origin last in that order."

                    As DWADE said, that is your issue, nothing else, other than translating z origin to a 2d circle.
                    Jim Jewell

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jjewell View Post
                      "When building a full alignment always, level 1st, rotate 2nd and origin last in that order."

                      As DWADE said, that is your issue, nothing else, other than translating z origin to a 2d circle.
                      jonas - this is "GOSPEL".......KWIM?
                      ignore it at your own risk
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                      • #12
                        In training we stress: "Level then rotate then origin". It's the safest. YES there are times you can do it out of order and get what you want, but take no chances.
                        --Brian

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