Renishaw Knuckle joint not in probe.dat file

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  • Renishaw Knuckle joint not in probe.dat file

    I need to define a Renishaw knuckle p/n A-5003-4686 Rotary which does not exist in the drop down menu under Probe Utilities. Does anyone have the definition data for this knuckle or any documentation on how to do this?

    Thanks,
    Jim

  • #2
    Try open the file "PROBE.DAT" with notepad, and add some thing like the following format:
    ...
    ITEM:PHA2_ADAPTOR KINMNT
    color 30 30 30
    solid 6
    face 4 40.5 40.5 0 40.5 40.5 -27 -40.5 40.5 -27 -40.5 40.5 0
    face 4 -40.5 40.5 0 -40.5 40.5 -27 -40.5 -40.5 -27 -40.5 -40.5 0
    face 4 -40.5 -40.5 0 -40.5 -40.5 -27 40.5 -40.5 -27 40.5 -40.5 0
    face 4 40.5 -40.5 0 40.5 -40.5 -27 40.5 40.5 -27 40.5 40.5 0
    face 4 40.5 40.5 0 40.5 -40.5 0 -40.5 -40.5 0 -40.5 40.5 0
    face 4 40.5 40.5 -27 40.5 -40.5 -27 -40.5 -40.5 -27 -40.5 40.5 -27
    ribcount 10
    cylinder 0 0 -27 0 0 -45 41
    connect 0 0 -45 0 0 1 ARM
    ITEM:SCRIBER_RENISHAW QC
    ribcount 10
    color 142 142 142
    cylinder 0 0 0 0 0 -21.2 25
    cone 0 0 -21.2 25 0 0 -27.5 18
    cylinder 0 0 -27.5 0 0 -48 18
    color 100 100 100
    cylinder 0 0 -48 0 0 -54 20
    color 142 142 142
    cylinder 0 0 -54 0 0 -58 13.4
    cylinder 0 0 -58 0 0 -60 12
    color 90 90 90
    cylinder 0 0 -60 0 0 -64 4
    cone 0 0 -64 4 0 0 -70 0
    hotspot 0 0 -70 0 0 1 0 0 ball
    endtip
    ...
    PC-DMIS 3.7 mr3

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    • #3
      If you are going to be using the knuckle @ 90 degrees I find it easier to tell it you are using a star probe with only one tip. Note this only works for a 90 degree knuckle. HTH
      sigpic"Hated by Many, Loved by Few" _ A.B. - Stone brewery

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies, somewhere I seen a document that describes the data in the probe.dat. I would think that the data needs to modified in the probe.dat file for a knuckle based on the angle that the knuckle is set to, does this sound right?

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        • #5
          Jim did you get this worked out? Here a document on probe builds. HTH.
          Attached Files
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          • #6
            Awsome, that's the document I was looking for, I had it at one time but who knows where it went...

            Thanks Wes!

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            • #7
              An old probe.dat file can be used in a newer version. It is just a data file and has no ties to anything. Another option would be to find that missing probe in the older .dat file and copy paste it into the new .dat file.
              sigpiccall me "Plum Crazy"....but you only go around once!

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