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  • Mirroring after replacing CAD

    Any of you have this problem?

    Create a program... mirror it for the opposite hand part. All is well (except for the dammmmm tip problems).

    Now, I get new CAD that may have some slight surface changes.
    Run that and update the nominals.

    Now, I mirror the updated program and the CAD and points no longer have relations.... they are in the process of a severe separation and in fact have filed divorce papers!
    Lately, it occurs to me
    What a long, strange trip it's been.

    2017 R1 (Offline programming)

  • #2
    i would write a new program with the new CAD.

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    • #3
      Have you tried rehitting CAD=PART? I've had to do that before when bringing in a new CAD file.
      sigpic Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, but rather a skid in broadside, totally worn, proclaiming WOW What a ride!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by \v/inston View Post
        i would write a new program with the new CAD.
        Yea, that is what I was hoping to avoid..... 16 hrs +
        Lately, it occurs to me
        What a long, strange trip it's been.

        2017 R1 (Offline programming)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Andrew Gardner View Post
          Have you tried rehitting CAD=PART? I've had to do that before when bringing in a new CAD file.
          Don't use CAD=Part
          Lately, it occurs to me
          What a long, strange trip it's been.

          2017 R1 (Offline programming)

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          • #6
            Another option is simple run the program OFFLINE or SHOW PATH LINES. The XYZ actuals of all those points will still be PRE-MIRROR, only the nominals will mirror. Put your cursor on ONE point, hit F9 and see where it places the probe, at the point in space or on the CAD data.
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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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Andrew Gardner View Post
              Have you tried rehitting CAD=PART? I've had to do that before when bringing in a new CAD file.
              Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman View Post
              Another option is simple run the program OFFLINE or SHOW PATH LINES. The XYZ actuals of all those points will still be PRE-MIRROR, only the nominals will mirror. Put your cursor on ONE point, hit F9 and see where it places the probe, at the point in space or on the CAD data.
              Matt, I don't follow.
              I can get the programs to run. The CAD is not in the correct place.
              I can also get the CAD to match by mirroring the CAD only, however, after the program is closed and then reopened the CAD reverts to its wayward condition. So, I will need to mirror the CAD every time we run a program like this if we want to "see" where any problems are or do any edits on the CAD.
              Lately, it occurs to me
              What a long, strange trip it's been.

              2017 R1 (Offline programming)

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              • #8
                Well, what version are you using? You aren't a 4-head, are you?

                You are not using a CAD REFERENCE are you? If you are, that is your problem, when using a CAD REFERENCE, the original CAD is NOT affected by anything you do with it in the program.
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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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John Riggins View Post
                  Yea, that is what I was hoping to avoid..... 16 hrs +
                  must be a big part.

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                  • #10
                    Did you mirror in "Y"
                    Not sure if this is it?
                    DR Watson shut me down again !!!! :mad: Smoke break:eek:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jeffrey Lovely View Post
                      Did you mirror in "Y"
                      Not sure if this is it?
                      Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman View Post
                      Well, what version are you using? You aren't a 4-head, are you?

                      You are not using a CAD REFERENCE are you? If you are, that is your problem, when using a CAD REFERENCE, the original CAD is NOT affected by anything you do with it in the program.
                      Not Cad REFERENCE.
                      Lately, it occurs to me
                      What a long, strange trip it's been.

                      2017 R1 (Offline programming)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jeffrey Lovely View Post
                        Did you mirror in "Y"
                        Not sure if this is it?
                        Naw, I have mirrored these parts before with no problems.... only having problems when I replace the CAD in the -1 program and then mirror that to make a -2.
                        Lately, it occurs to me
                        What a long, strange trip it's been.

                        2017 R1 (Offline programming)

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                        • #13
                          3.7 MR3, but importing the CAD (CATIA) with 4.1.

                          I have been doing this since 4.1 came out, and this is the only problem I have encountered with this importing method.
                          Lately, it occurs to me
                          What a long, strange trip it's been.

                          2017 R1 (Offline programming)

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                          • #14
                            I would check the CAD file and PRG File and make sure the correct CAD file id being used and saved.

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