How do I create a DMIS Output file in V4.1?

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  • How do I create a DMIS Output file in V4.1?

    I tried to create a DMIS Output file by clicking the DMIS Output selection box under "Report Print Options". But it does not seem to do anything. I can not find if it actually produced a file.

    Does anybody know how to create a standard DMIS output file?


    Thanks for your help!




    Jan.
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    PC-DMIS/NC 2010MR3; 15 December 2010; running on 18 machine tools.
    Romer Infinite; PC-DMIS 2010 MR3; 15 December 2010.

  • #2
    Export > DMIS

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RussL
      Export > DMIS
      Not that's not it. This is what the help file says:

      "However, do not confuse a .dms or .dmi measurement report from this dialog box with a .dms or .dmi file created from the DMIS Export functionality. Exporting an entire part program so that it runs in a DMIS enabled software is quite different from viewing an inspection report saved in the DMIS Output standard."

      I tried that and it is NOT what I need. I just need an inspection report in DMIS format.


      Jan.
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      PC-DMIS/NC 2010MR3; 15 December 2010; running on 18 machine tools.
      Romer Infinite; PC-DMIS 2010 MR3; 15 December 2010.

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      • #4
        Go to...

        Edit>Preferences>Setup> check the checkbox for "Use DMIS button in Edit Window". Now go into your report window and with your cursor near the header, right click and choose "Text mode dimension reporting". Now, click on the DMIS button you allowed to be visible and then refresh your report. You should have DMIS text reported(I did).
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        James Mannes

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        • #5
          Sure wish I could give you good rep for that answer..
          Links to my utilities for PCDMIS

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          • #6
            Brilliant!!!!

            How do they expect me to just figure this out????


            Thanks for your help.



            Jan.
            ***************************
            PC-DMIS/NC 2010MR3; 15 December 2010; running on 18 machine tools.
            Romer Infinite; PC-DMIS 2010 MR3; 15 December 2010.

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            • #7
              Hi Jan,

              James's process will put the text into the Report window. But you don't actually have to do that to get the actual output file.

              To get the output file you probably just need to re-execute your part program after selecting the Dmis Output check box.

              You may also have noticed the Save As button near that check box. From my tests it doesn't actually save the output file at that time as you might expect (Not very intuitive, I agree). Instead, the Save As dialog box allows you to specify the output filename for the next time you execute. After execution, you should see the file.

              Hope this helps,
              Jared Hess - Techwriter @ WAI
              [View 2008 Reporting Tutorials Here]

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              • #8
                Hi Jan,
                there's also a one-click solution since 3.7: the DMIS-Out-Wizard;
                may be already in your toolbar, if not you'll find it in your PCDMIS-folder,
                subfolder Wizards -> dmis-out.exe.
                Before 3.7 you had to run the whole partprogram (as Jared stated), and the dmo
                was created during the execution -> so the wizard is a smart way to get what you want!

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                • #9
                  I wish we could give rep. James, bitsandmore, and Jared for sure (as usual) and Jan for still having some of the coolest questions.
                  <internet bumper sticker goes here>

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                  • #10
                    Wow, Jared: I re-executed and got now in file format what I needed. I am all set now. I agree: the help file ought to have been a little more clear about this....

                    I will try what bitsandmore suggested. The output file I created wasn't entirely clean so mayby that suggestion may resolve some more issues.


                    Jan.
                    ***************************
                    PC-DMIS/NC 2010MR3; 15 December 2010; running on 18 machine tools.
                    Romer Infinite; PC-DMIS 2010 MR3; 15 December 2010.

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