I am laying out a gage and would like a few ideas on doing this

This is what I have done so far.

I have cad for the part that goes on the gage. I created 3 spheres and set them to the coordinates by the spheres. I did this in manual mode. Then I did an Iterative alignment for the tooling balls. Then went and checked the 2-way & 4-ways on the gage and they were off to their nominal to the part cad. I then did an Iterative alignment with the 2-way & 4-way pins and a vector point to set the gage in the correct car coordinates. Then recalled the tooling balls and they were out. I changed my numbers at the beginning of the program to reflect what I had got from setting it to the car coordinates. I then redid the program with the tooling balls up dated and my 2-way & 4-ways were almost perfect this time. The 2-way for the gage is out (.16 long) in X so I think I have to lower one of the tooling balls to bring it in. All the other dims 4-way and vector point are almost perfect. The X direction for the part is a slot.

Some of the questions I have are:

When you get a gage in and are not sure of the tooling ball locations or the stamped numbers on the gage how do you begin with verifying the gage?

If you layout a gage and your nominal for your 2-way & 4-way do not match your part print how do you go about setting it so they do?

I use 3.5mr2

Thanks for the help.

This is what I have done so far.

I have cad for the part that goes on the gage. I created 3 spheres and set them to the coordinates by the spheres. I did this in manual mode. Then I did an Iterative alignment for the tooling balls. Then went and checked the 2-way & 4-ways on the gage and they were off to their nominal to the part cad. I then did an Iterative alignment with the 2-way & 4-way pins and a vector point to set the gage in the correct car coordinates. Then recalled the tooling balls and they were out. I changed my numbers at the beginning of the program to reflect what I had got from setting it to the car coordinates. I then redid the program with the tooling balls up dated and my 2-way & 4-ways were almost perfect this time. The 2-way for the gage is out (.16 long) in X so I think I have to lower one of the tooling balls to bring it in. All the other dims 4-way and vector point are almost perfect. The X direction for the part is a slot.

Some of the questions I have are:

When you get a gage in and are not sure of the tooling ball locations or the stamped numbers on the gage how do you begin with verifying the gage?

If you layout a gage and your nominal for your 2-way & 4-way do not match your part print how do you go about setting it so they do?

I use 3.5mr2

Thanks for the help.

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