Offline Programming - Vision/White Light Sensor Scanning Points

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  • Offline Programming - Vision/White Light Sensor Scanning Points

    Good Morning Gentlemen,

    I am starting to try and program routines offline using Vision. Some of the routines I am trying include Vision points for alignments and then proceeding with white light scanning for the features of interest. My constructed features for alignments like a Line for my rotation using Edge points fails because of the math, or basically lack of actual points.

    How difficult is it to switch between points taken on the actual part versus on the CAD and mingling between the two? Is this even possible?
    For example my alignment with Vision on the part and setting up my Scanning paths on my CAD. I only ask this because scanning is way easier on CAD but I have managed without it.


    I have zero experience with trying to program Vision offline let alone scanning. I also do not have much experience with CAD programming but i know the basic rules of it, and I have never programmed a Vision routine to a CAD model either.

    Would I just be better off dealing and going online?

    Anthony Fotion
    Quality/Reliability Engineer Technician
    Fujifilm Dimatix Inc.
    E-mail: afotion@fujifilm.com

  • #2
    Have not really done anything with programming vision offline to be honest. I usually do everything live at the machine when it comes to vision.

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    • #3
      " My constructed features for alignments like a Line for my rotation using Edge points fails because of the math, or basically lack of actual points."

      Constructed features that fail offline will fail online as well. If you meant measured features, make sure the "Measure Now Toggle" is off. That's the green icon just below the "Polar/Cartesian Toggle", which is just below the X,Y and Z boxes in Auto Feature.
      sigpicDigital 3D photography :cool:
      PC-DMIS CAD++ v2014 SP1 -- Windows 7 -- Mitutoyo Bright 707 :rolleyes: PC-DMIS Vision 2014.1 -- Optiv Performance 664

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      • afotion
        afotion commented
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        So if I turn off "Measure Now" and write a Vision routine offline but take edge points for alignments and a scan also does not give me any points unless the scan has been actually run. Would I then toggle "Measure Now" on before I run Online so it populates my Constructed features and Scan sets with actual points?

      • InspectorJester
        InspectorJester commented
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        You could give it arbitrary or nominal data at first to get you going until you can get an actual measurement, then fine tune it from there.

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      The "Measure Now" feature being turned off is only an option during the creation of the Auto Feature or in the edit mode for that feature. During execution all features will be in an active measure mode.
      sigpicDigital 3D photography :cool:
      PC-DMIS CAD++ v2014 SP1 -- Windows 7 -- Mitutoyo Bright 707 :rolleyes: PC-DMIS Vision 2014.1 -- Optiv Performance 664

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      • #5
        Originally posted by afotion View Post
        Good Morning Gentlemen,
        ...
        How difficult is it to switch between points taken on the actual part versus on the CAD and mingling between the two? Is this even possible?
        For example my alignment with Vision on the part and setting up my Scanning paths on my CAD. I only ask this because scanning is way easier on CAD but I have managed without it.

        Wouldn't you set up both on the CAD model, and then relate both to the part?

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        • InspectorJester
          InspectorJester commented
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          When I program Vision offline, I set up everything I need to measure, the paths, the points etc. Then once it's cmplete I'll go through the painstaking process of relaying it to the machine; adjusting the lighting and the focus, dark to light vs light to dark, etc etc.

          Scanning paths should be similar, setting it up on the cad and fine tuning it to the part, right?
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