Alignment has me stumped!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Alignment has me stumped!

    Can't post a picture of the part, but image cutting a tube in half and bending it approximately 60 degrees toward z plus on each end so its pretty much a V shape. In a Zplus work plane, my x minus side is cylinder datum A, my x plus side is also a cylinder Datum B, so I tried an iterative alignment using the fixture its sitting in for my leveling points but when I rotated the two cylinders, then created a line between the two cylinders as my origin it didn't turn out so well. Never had to mess with cylinders much at all was wondering what you guys think, or if I should just 3d best fit no rotation to both cylinders. The initial alignment I am aligning iteratively to the 3 tooling balls on the fixture. Also not sure if using legacy would be better than Xact on this particular part using 2015 cad++ sheetmetal part.
    Last edited by zoolander303; 06-15-2020, 11:17 PM.

  • #2
    The initial alignment I am aligning iteratively to the 3 tooling balls on the fixture
    if you have done this right then just start measuring the detail. that's the whole point of having a fixture and aligning it.

    Are the any need for aligning the part? if so measure the ends circle whit sample hits the 2 cylinder and make a intersection point use for alignment circles and the intersection point.(iterative)

    The are many ways to do this, but to think about is that when you do iterative alignment, you don`t move the coordinate system its stay where you have it from the beginning. and the elements get the right distance from it.


    Related Topics


    • ag162
      Cylinder Alignment
      by ag162
      Good Morning,
      I have an issue with an alignment. I can't put a pic on here,,,,,for legal reasons, but imagine a tube,,,,,aprox 2', holes pierced,,,,dimples...
      07-17-2007, 09:46 AM
    • SEI_Inspector
      Need Help with Part Alignment
      by SEI_Inspector
      I could use some help to determine the validity of my alignment for checking a clevis in a fixture. I have a picture of the clevis mounted in the fixture...
      07-23-2016, 03:41 PM
    • dixie11
      Tube Alignment
      by dixie11
      I am fairly new to this stuff, and there seems to be a lot of people on this forum with helpful advice.
      We have a tube with two brackets, and...
      07-27-2006, 02:17 PM
    • B. Jacobs
      Postion Move's
      by B. Jacobs
      I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I have a round part. I am standing it on it's end. I am taking the top as a plane and then...
      03-06-2006, 11:50 AM
    • Heming
      by Heming
      I measured a line theoretically parallel to the X-axis but not at z=0 plane. I want to align X-axis paralell to this line but won't change the origin....
      06-10-2009, 10:08 AM