Load Probe Rack & Calibration sphere.

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  • Load Probe Rack & Calibration sphere.

    is there any way i can import Probe Rack & calibration sphere in the Graphic display window,
    I was able to import the machine easily but couldn't find any option for rack and calibration sphere.
    Need exact location of these as to create program in offline mode.

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  • #2
    Best way, IMO, is to create a CAD assembly of said items and import to your part routine. Otherwise you'll need to buy "rack" licensing for your offline seat and depending on your setup, your rack may or may not be available to animate.
    PcDmis 2015.1 SP10 CAD++
    Global 7-10-7 DC800S


    • jigars
      jigars commented
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      even that can work, any suggestion on how to get dimensions of rack and calibration sphere.
      Cant rely on data shared by operators.

    • acgarcia
      acgarcia commented
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      measuring tape for the rack and a caliper for the sphere/mount. The rack would be a visual only so you don't crash into it so IMO it doesn't' have to be expertly modeled. Its not like you need to animate probes moving in and out of the rack. Just have the probes move to your mount point.

  • #3
    If you are happy with a static model and don't need to animate there is a little trick you can try. Go to the Models folder in your PC-Dmis install directory (C:/Program files/Hexagon/PC-Dmis/...etc) and look for the model of your particular rack. You will notice that they all have a .draw extension. Make a copy of the model you need and then rename the file extension to .cad - it will now import into a cad or cad++ version of PC-Dmis just like any other .cad file. You can then transform it to position wherever you need on the CMM. For the cal sphere, the easiest thing is to go to the machine, open a new program and measure the sphere (and any additional cones / cylinders that make up the stem / base) then export the features as either step or iges. This will give you a model you can import offline.
    Neil Challinor
    PC-DMIS Product Owner

    T: +44 870 446 2667 (Hexagon UK office)
    E: [email protected]


    • Kp61dude!
      Kp61dude! commented
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      heck yeah ^^^^^^^^

    • jigars
      jigars commented
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      Thnx neil, this will work for me.

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