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    Good Morning!

    IT has cobbled together a computer with more power and a video card for me. I followed the procedure that Hoedeman posted on another forum using a number of tooling balls, etc. I am going from a system running XP to one running 2000. The ball test seems to work alright from one machine to the other, provided I am using A=0 B=0 tip. My problem arises when I attempt to qualify tips on the new machine. The tip rotates and then cannot find the ball. It appears that the machine is not seeing the offsets for the other tips. It almost looks to me like the machine off 180 degrees. So if I rotate to 30>0 it looks like the machine thinks it is at 30>180.

    I am running PCDMIS CAD ++ v3.7 MR1. I know Hoedeman talked about the PCDMIS.INI file, but since I am running 3.7, it would appear that I would have to do something with this in the registry, an operation for which I am a complete ignoramous.

    Thoughts, comments, suggestions?

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    Originally posted by gcunniff View Post
    Good Morning!

    IT has cobbled together a computer with more power and a video card for me. I followed the procedure that Hoedeman posted on another forum using a number of tooling balls, etc. I am going from a system running XP to one running 2000. The ball test seems to work alright from one machine to the other, provided I am using A=0 B=0 tip. My problem arises when I attempt to qualify tips on the new machine. The tip rotates and then cannot find the ball. It appears that the machine is not seeing the offsets for the other tips. It almost looks to me like the machine off 180 degrees. So if I rotate to 30>0 it looks like the machine thinks it is at 30>180.

    I am running PCDMIS CAD ++ v3.7 MR1. I know Hoedeman talked about the PCDMIS.INI file, but since I am running 3.7, it would appear that I would have to do something with this in the registry, an operation for which I am a complete ignoramous.

    Thoughts, comments, suggestions?
    CHECK the F5 setups. There is a HEAD ORIENTATION setup page for you to tell Pcdmis which way the various angles point with the head the way you have it on the machine. I'll bet that is the issue.
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    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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    • #3
      Oh, by the way, it is F5 ~ PART/MACHINE, then you will see a button for PROBE HEAD ORIENTATION
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      Originally posted by AndersI
      I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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      • #4
        On old pc: START-PROGRAMS-PCDMIS FOR WINDOWS-SETTINGS EDITOR-EXPORT-SAVE IT TO DESKTOP

        COPY THIS FILE TO A FLOPPY

        On new pc: START-PROGRAMS-PCDMIS FOR WINDOWS-SETTINGS EDITOR-IMPORT-RECALL DAT FILE FROM FLOPPY

        or simply hit to F5 - PART/CMM (Or PART/MACHINE) -> PROBE HEAD ORIENTATION- Define the direction for A0B0 and A90B180

        HTH
        Saliha
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        Either seem as you are or be as you seem.M.J.Rumi

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        • #5
          Hoedeman, you are da' man!

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