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    Hi, all. I am having trouble calibrating my star probe. It is a 5 WAY but I do not have a probe on the bottom (A0B0). I left tip #1 empty when building this setup. Slots 2-5 are filled each with 1BY10mm probes. All 4 probes are in the X and Y axes. I have a different probe that acts as the master, fyi. I have calibrated/built star probes before but they always had a probe on the bottom (A0B0). Using Manual + DCC the sofware wants me to take a manual hit in A0B0, usually this is not a problem but now I have no probe on the bottom. It also flips the first tip on its side (incorrect workplane). Am I missing something simple? Thanks for your help!

  • #2
    I would just try dcc + dcc, reset to theo (but with the sphere doesn't moved !)


    • #3
      Unless you built it wrong, Your first Tip 1A0B0 would be at 3:00, 2A0B0 12:00, 3A0B0 9:00, and 4A0B0 would be at 6:00. Also if your Probe is built correctly, The top of the Sphere becomes the side.

      (In Memory of my Loving wife, "Ronda" who I lost March 7, 2016. I love you baby.)
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      • #4
        If you have another probe set as the Master and you've built the probe correctly, you should be able to simply answer No the sphere hasn't moved and use DCC+DCC like JEFMAN said.
        PC-DMIS 2016.0 SP8



        • JEFMAN
          JEFMAN commented
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          It's always more clear when it's said in the right language !

      • #5
        Yes! That worked! Thank you all! I simply did what JEFMAN recommended and it did the trick!


        • KIRBSTER269
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          Be sure to give JEFMAN a LIKE for his answer. He is a Robot, and requires LIKES to function

      • #6
        KIRBSTER269 : Yes, I'm a robot, but a civilized one : happy week-end, all, it's friday !
        And happy week-end also to all other robots here...


        • KIRBSTER269
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          As always, Happy Friday Jeffery Beep, Boop, Beep

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