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    Hello, i have recently been offered an opportunity to take a job as a CMM Tech, i feel like i have a decent understanding of GD&T and a good general idea of how a CMM works, as well as the know-how to measure parts effectively by hand, however...

    I don't know hardly anything about PC-DMIS, i have watched some Youtube videos (there isnt much there), and tried to find a readme or general tutorial for set up (anything really) all to no avail, Just wondering if anyone can point in the direction of any good resources?

    The company i will be working for said they would be doing on the job training and send me to the Hexagon Training facility so maybe i'm getting too far ahead of myself, i generally am quite proficient with new software but i want some kind of idea what exactly i am getting myself into, Is this software user friendly? is it full of bugs? How do i not crash the thing the first time i try it out?Lol

    Maybe i just need more to read so any resources that may dive deeper into GD&T would be helpful as well.

    Thanks

  • #2
    There's tons of stuff on Youtube. Just try different search keywords.

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    • #3
      Search CMMXYZ

      Lots of training videos.

      B&S CHAMELEON/PCDMIS CAD++ V2011

      There are no bugs, only "UNDOCUMENTED ENHANCEMENTS!"

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      • #4
        PCDMIS is very user friendly. But it does have its issues with bugs. It is easy to learn but you should have the basic class before you try to do something by yourself. Also remember to run the CMM very slow until you get some experience. You will crash it but running slow usually saves on expensive repairs. There is also a great group of people here that are always willing to help. When you post we will need to know. Machine and hardware and software that you are using as it is important and will help to get the right answer to you.
        There are some on here. I will not mention names that like to joke around and have smart *** comments. Do not take them seriously as they only are having fun and mean no harm. They are a great bunch of people.Good luck and never pass up the opportunity to learn something new.
        Time for the Trolls to leave.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by William Johnson View Post
          PCDMIS is very user friendly. But it does have its issues with bugs. It is easy to learn but you should have the basic class before you try to do something by yourself. Also remember to run the CMM very slow until you get some experience. You will crash it but running slow usually saves on expensive repairs. There is also a great group of people here that are always willing to help. When you post we will need to know. Machine and hardware and software that you are using as it is important and will help to get the right answer to you.
          There are some on here. I will not mention names that like to joke around and have smart *** comments. Do not take them seriously as they only are having fun and mean no harm. They are a great bunch of people.Good luck and never pass up the opportunity to learn something new.
          You can name him *cough* KIRBSTER269 *cough*.

          A lot of us basically learned most of what we know "on the job" and/or through the forums, but the foundation was built by going to the initial 101 training course provided by Hexagon. As with any massive software, it's going to have it's bugs and quirks, but it's extremely powerful and you can do pretty much anything on it. Start small, don't rush, run slow. Frustration will happen, just remember to breathe and we have your back. With any job, there are fun parts and rough parts. This stuff can be fun! Enjoy!

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          • #6
            Exactly how I got started with PcDmis though I didn't go to a Hex class until 3yrs later. I was trained by a co-worker on the job 1hr a day for about a year. My trainer was a young and talented 'lifetime' programmer at only 72yrs young at that time. He knew virtually every syntax out there... he'd prefer to be around CMMs in a dirty machine shop.

            Best wishes Searyouz and congratulations on your new role and finding this great group of folks who are always willing to help!

            Last edited by Kp61dude!; 08-06-2019, 10:55 AM.
            PcDmis 2015.1 SP10 CAD++
            Global 7-10-7 DC800S

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            • #7
              Hopefully you find a good mentor who can show you the way. Don't ever be scared to ask questions because if you assume something the consequences could be disastrous.

              Do it! If you have the will to learn, you'll make it happen.

              I took my first job as a laser tracker operator without ever having even seen a laser tracker...went on to work for Hexagon in less than a year...and now i've got a kush job programming a small vision machine and working no more than 8 hours/day.

              hard work and determination!
              Ex-Hex

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              • #8
                If you create a username and password to Hexagon's support page, you can download the CMM Manual for the respective version of PCDMIS. It appears the latest version they have the manual listed as an independent download is 2015.
                https://support.hexagonmi.com/s/
                If you want later downloads of the manual, you will likely need to download the entire program, let it install on your machine, then find it within the installed folders. Not much has changed since about 2002 for the core functionality/components of the software however.

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