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    How do I measure a plane in a circular fashion at several diameters? For example I wanted to probe auto at diameters 11, 21 and 41 mm, perhaps 20 points per diameter.

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    I don't think you can use autofeatures to do this. I think you would need to probe each point. It might work to use vector or surface points, measure one then cut and paste with pattern using polar angles. I'd have to play with that to see.
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    • #3
      The autoplane feature is what you want. You can tell it the number of rows you want, the number of hits per row and a radial hit path. The only problem is that the rows will be evenly spaced so 11, 21 and 41 mm would not work unless you drag hits around. You could do 10, 20, and 30 or 11, 22, 33 or 12, 24, 36 or well, you get the picture.

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      • #4
        I would translate you zero to the diameter location and use paste w/ pattern. Take your first point at 1, 0, 0 (or something nominal) and setup you paste/pattern at 18° and paste it 19 times. Do each level this way. This should give you 20 points per level. Just remember that the radial points will be taken at whatever plane your alignment system is set to. Hope this helps.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TRD_racing View Post
          I would translate you zero to the diameter location and use paste w/ pattern. Take your first point at 1, 0, 0 (or something nominal) and setup you paste/pattern at 18° and paste it 19 times. Do each level this way. This should give you 20 points per level. Just remember that the radial points will be taken at whatever plane your alignment system is set to. Hope this helps.
          That's exactly how I would do it...
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          • #6
            Ok, what is wrong with what Goodluck suggested??
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            • #7
              Nothing wrong with it. I just prefer the past with pattern method. I get tired of ****ing with all the settings on the auto features and one advantage of the paste with pattern method is that I can take measurements for a circle/cylinder/plane/cone all at the same time...
              Last edited by rangerboat72; 11-09-2006, 06:13 AM. Reason: It's too **** early...
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