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  • PC-DMIS Live vs Virtual

    Hey Guys!

    First off, this forum has been a huge help so far. I'm new to the game and over the past weeks I've been working towards figuring this world out and it's been fun! For anyone new, this forum has helped me Backup PC-DMIS and Install on a new Computer myself, How to create alignments, Change probe angles, Create Scans, etc..

    So now I'm at my next challenge. I figured these things were related as I didn't know the proper way to explain this. I haven't had any training yet, so if you could, please bare with me, lol.

    First off, I'm trying to get my CMM and Machine on the same track. For example, I have:

    1-2-3 Block
    PC-DMIS
    CMM
    CAD Model for 1-2-3 Block

    Goal is to get all of these guys working together


    So I load a virtual machine to "help me out" and basically PC-DMIS thinks that the front of my machine is the back. So when I try to create a scan of the 1-2-3 Block, it wont execute because of parameters(PC-DMIS showing my probe basically detached from granite table and floating).

    I know this may be a lot in one post, but I understand if there's more than just a "simple answer". You guys have been so much help, just figured I'd throw it out there and see!

    PG

    PC-DMIS 2010 MR3
    B&S Global Advantage 7-10-7
    TesaStar - SP25
    Houston, TX

  • #2
    F5 TAB. Part/Machine Tab. Part Setup , make sure your X=X and so on... As far as he Virtual CMM. I cant answer for everyone here but unless you know that a part might be pushing the extreme limits of the machine travel / boundries, I think using the CMM CAD is more of a novelty than anything. It adds nothing to programing OFFLINE. What you really need to see is your probe and on occasion the probe body and head. I would love to hear from someone else on the use of the CMM CAD and what they have used it for ? I can see the possibility when you use an extremely long probe watching the rotation into the non-drive side supprot leg ? Of course, this is just one of those things that is pretty rare for me so I am just awre of it whne using a certain probe and I still wouldn't use the CMM CAD.

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    • pguillory
      pguillory commented
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      Thanks! Just tried this and man, super easy, which I figured would happen but glad I know. Thanks!

  • #3
    I've used the virtual machine only to make sure I'm within machine boundaries. That's it.
    Darroll
    2018R2

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    • pguillory
      pguillory commented
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      Yeah, I actually didn't have the VMachine up until I got a parameters error. My thought was, I'll add the machine to see where this thing thinks it's at, and sure enough pc dmis showed my part about 12in in front of me, but also thought this was the back of the machine. So when I move the probe forward, the virtual actually goes backwards

  • #4
    Virtual machine is useless. I put it on my screen when the president walks by because he likes pictures but other than that you'll never need it.



    To help you with your models..
    -Import your model...then go to OPERATION/GRAPHICS DISPLAY WINDOW/TRANSFORM. In that window, you'll be able to manipulate your model's work coordinate system (the one it imported in at) about the trihedron in PC DMIS.

    -OR...if you can...open your model in solidworks or wherever you made it and then put the trihedron in THAT software where you'd want it in PC DMIS...THEN import it into PC DMIS like that. Everything will be straight and you won't have to mess with it.

    All of the above being said..you seem really enthusiastic & you're asking all of the right questions..just gotta get yourself some legit training my friend or you'll really struggle
    Beep beep beep..

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    • pguillory
      pguillory commented
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      Thanks man, that's super encouraging. Guess I was in the "this is cool" phase with the virtual machine, lol. I'll try this out. Luckily, we're a new company and I have plenty of time before we get up and going on production. I will say though, this is all very exciting to learn!

    • DAN_M
      DAN_M commented
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      Good stuff man, feel free to reach out if you need anything. I'll do my best to look past the fact that you're a Texans fan

      #TB12 #GOAT

    • pguillory
      pguillory commented
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      DAN_M thanks bud, any online courses you would recommend in the meantime? My company is willing to pay for some


      And as much as we want to beat the Pats, I'm pretty sure we've been called out on wanting to be the Pats of the south lol yall need to let us have our GM! Lol

  • #5
    #Keeppounding #kardiackatz
    Darroll
    2018R2

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