Where did my model go?

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  • Where did my model go?

    While making a part program I went to rotate the model and the whole thing just disappeared. This has happened twice. The Hex tech installed 2018R2 with a different user name to get machine running due to massive corruption from Win 7 to Win 10 upgrade. Not sure if this is the reason. I have tried to load the model again and I get a message asking if I want to replace it.
    Thank you.

  • #2
    Try hitting CTRL+Z. That will center your CAD in the graphics window. Sometimes I import a model and it'll be in a different coordinate system and transforming it makes it do something other than what I'm expecting it to do and it'll end up in a different galaxy (or it seems so). Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to put the model in the CMM coordinate system (if it was imported in another such as aircraft for me) so if that is the issue, hopefully someone else will be able to explain to both of us how to do that. Hopefully the CTRL+Z can help you narrow down the issue.
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    • lcrowston
      lcrowston commented
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      A-machine-insp, CTRL+Z worked great!! Thank you so much. Now I don't have to start over!!

    • A-machine-insp
      A-machine-insp commented
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      Check and see what coordinate system the model is in. If it is not in the CMM machine (department of redundancy department) coordinate system, it will do weird things when you try to transform the model (read galaxy comment above). It usually does the opposite of what you want.

  • #3
    There's also the "SHOW CAD" button, that might be toggled off. It's an isometric view of a black box in your buttons, or for older versions it looks like a blue sapphire.

    Menu dropdown is Operation -> Graphic Display Window -> Graphic Items -> Show CAD (make sure there's a check-mark beside it)

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    • #4
      You can 'adjust' the 'machine' setup to match the part axis, without too much problems. Setup options (F5). Once you have entered the machine cad, and part model; in the part/machine tab, select "Auto Position". This will 'move' the part to the center of the table. Now you can correct the axis of the machine to the axis of the part.
      Last edited by brian.freeman; 01-21-2020, 09:31 AM.

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      • #5
        Thank you all, CTRL+Z brought the model back after a trip to the Moon.

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        • A-machine-insp
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          Only to the moon??? Mine usually leaves the galaxy...

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