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    Good evening,
    I am writing off-line using 2015.1. This part is a two operation part. My question is this, How do I get the probe back in z+ once I've flipped the part? Thanks!! Capture.PNG
    Darroll
    2018R2

  • #2
    Hi Darrolh,

    "Two operation part" means will you measure features on both sides of the part? I did a quick mimic of what you are trying to do by using CAD Transform functionality and find the same below. As the probe is now in the opposite direction (z+), you can change the probe head orientation.

    Click F5 to open setup options dialog.
    Navigate to Part/Machine tab.
    Under Machine section, click on the probe head orientation button to open Probe Head Wriest Angle configuration dialog.
    Change the wrist's A0B0 position points in this direction: ZPLUS.
    Probe display will be modified.
    CAD Transformed.JPG


    Here is the F5 dialog.
    F5.JPG


    After changing the probe head orientation.
    Final.JPG


    Drop a line if I could help you with any. (Y)

    P.S: This is meant for offline programming only.





    Last edited by cvelisetty; 02-15-2017, 03:39 AM.
    Regards,

    Krishna Chaitanya Velisetty
    Applications Test Engineer,
    PC-DMIS & Planner,
    Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, INDIA.

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    • Pariah
      Pariah commented
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      The first way was was cooler for measuring the undersides of parts.

    • bigtallanddopey
      bigtallanddopey commented
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      maybe I assumed, but I thought this was all happening in the same program. If it is, wont changing the probe orientation mess it up for the first side of the part?

      If its a separate program then, yeh much easier.

  • #3
    You would be better off using two CAD models, putting each cad model into a separate CAD level and transforming one of them so the Z is flipped. That way your probe head will always be A0B0 and always facing Z-.

    To use each CAD model separately you will have to create two viewsets and then recall each viewset when you require them

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    • cvelisetty
      cvelisetty commented
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      Viewsets make your job easy. But if the user doesn't want to use view sets, then probably should go with CAD transforms and mirror functionalities.

  • #4
    That probe in the OP... Is that a drill bit?

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    • cvelisetty
      cvelisetty commented
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      I went back and saw that. It looks like a drill bit.

  • #5
    Are you guys laughing at my probe bit! lmao!!!!. I see you guys talking about view sets... Could one of you explain? I fairly new to off-line programming. Thanks!!!
    Darroll
    2018R2

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    • Pariah
      Pariah commented
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      I've personally never seen the tesa drill chuck attachment in action so..... well yes.

  • #6
    Import an assembly. 1 part facing "up" and one part "down". Program 1st 1/2 as any other part you do. When 1st side is completed use an operator comment to move and reload part. Now, 2nd 1/2 of program do as you would program any other part. manual align then dcc then ......

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    • #7
      Thank you!!! I thought that was how to do it but wasn't sure. Wanted to ask you guys here. Thank you!!! I have learned a lot from this forum!!!
      Darroll
      2018R2

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