Unusable probe tip wont delete

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    Hi guys.

    I recently built a new star probe. I added two 90° angles to the file (A90B90, and A90B-90). when turning A to 90, probe tip 5 will not calibrate because it is standing straight up in Z. I deleted the two tip 5 probes from the list, but when I went to perform the autocalibrate, one of the two tips reappeared with the asterisk beside it indicating that it needs to be calibrated. I can delete that single tip from the list, and it will disappear, save and close the file, but when I reopen it, the tip shows back up.

    Autocalibrate crashes every time I try to run it. I have tried deleting the tip, then running the program. I have tried using user defined order to bypass that tip, but it still shows up in the order. I have tried to skip that tip, and I have tried to jump the step, but it will not allow me to go to any tip but that one.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can get rid of this tip so I can calibrate all my tips together?

  • #2
    what is the sphere IJK, are you trying to calibrate a star with the sphere pointing up? IJK 0,0,1 will not work to calibrate a star at A90B90, tip 5 would try calibrate where the sphere shank is, you need the ball pointing left to do that wrist angle. To calibrate this star of mine with 3 wrist positions requires 3 different sphere set-ups, it is the only way to avoid the shank of the calibration sphere

    Last edited by Douglas; 12-11-2019, 02:56 PM.


    • #3
      Do you have that probe tip/angle in your program somewhere? If it is it will not delete and will keep re-appearing.


      • #4
        The easiest way is to define a parameter set with only the angles you want to calibrate marked (2 in the picture):

        SW support - Hexagon Metrology Nordic AB


        • #5
          It might adding it back in because it's the active tip in the program.

          Start a new program and make sure a different tip is selected on the first TIP command. Then F9 on the load probe command and you should be able to delete the tips from the tip list.
          Applications Engineer
          Hexagon UK


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