PC-DMIS 4.2 Reference Manual

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PC-DMIS 4.2 Reference Manual

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  • PCDMIS4.2ReferenceManualWindows2000andXPVersion

    ByWilcoxAssociates,Inc.

  • Copyright19992001,20022007HexagonMetrologyandWilcoxAssociatesIncorporated.Allrightsreserved.

    PCDMIS,DirectCAD,TutorforWindows,RemotePanelApplication,DataPage,andMicroMeasureIVareeitherregisteredtrademarksortrademarksofHexagonMetrologyandWilcoxAssociates,Incorporated.

    SPCLightisatrademarkofLighthouse.

    HyperViewisatrademarkofDundasSoftwareLimitedandHyperCubeIncorporated.

    Orbix3isatrademarkofIONATechnologies.

    IDEASandUnigraphicsareeithertrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofEDS.

    Pro/ENGINEERisaregisteredtrademarkofPTC.

    CATIAiseitheratrademarkorregisteredtrademarkofDassaultSystemesandIBMCorporation.

    ACISiseitheratrademarkorregisteredtrademarkofSpatialandDassaultSystemes.

    3DxWareiseitheratrademarkorregisteredtrademarkof3Dconnexion.

    lp_solveisafreesoftwarepackagelicensedandusedundertheGNULGPL.

    PCDMISforWindowsversion4.0andbeyondusesafree,opensourcepackagecalledlp_solve(orlpsolve)thatisdistributedundertheGNUlessergeneralpubliclicense(LGPL).

    lpsolvecitationdata

    Description:Opensource(MixedInteger)LinearProgrammingsystem

    Language:Multiplatform,pureANSIC/POSIXsourcecode,Lex/Yaccbasedparsing

    Officialname:lp_solve(alternativelylpsolve)

    Releasedata:Version5.1.0.0dated1May2004

    Codevelopers:MichelBerkelaar,KjellEikland,PeterNotebaert

    Licenseterms:GNULGPL(LesserGeneralPublicLicense)

    Citationpolicy:GeneralreferencesasperLGPL

    Modulespecificreferencesasspecifiedtherein

    Youcangetthispackagefrom:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lp_solve/

  • WilcoxAssociates,Inc.

    PCDMIS4.2ReferenceManual TableofContents iii

    TableofContents

    GettingStarted:AnOverview................................................................................1

    Overview:Introduction.......................................................................................1

    VersionEnhancements .....................................................................................1

    OrganizationofManual .....................................................................................4

    Conventions...................................................................................................6

    CADLinks .........................................................................................................9

    UsingaMouseorMotionController ................................................................10

    ConfiguringaSpaceBallorSpaceMouseDevice ........................................10

    SpaceBall/SpaceMouseModes .................................................................12

    AutomatingPCDMIS ......................................................................................13

    SoftwareConfigurations ..................................................................................13

    ComparisonofOffLineandOnLineVersions ............................................15

    PCDMISVision...........................................................................................15

    PCDMIS/NC...............................................................................................15

    PCDMISLaser............................................................................................15

    PCDMISGear.............................................................................................16

    PCDMISIP .................................................................................................16

    GettingStarted:ASimpleTutorial.......................................................................17

    ASimpleTutorial:Overview ............................................................................17

    GettingStartedwithaSimpleTutorial .............................................................18

    Step1:CreateaNewPartProgram ............................................................18

    Step2:DefineaProbe ................................................................................19

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    Step3:SettheView ....................................................................................20

    Step4:MeasuretheAlignmentFeatures ....................................................21

    Step5:ScaletheImage..............................................................................22

    Step6:CreateanAlignment........................................................................22

    Step7:SetyourPreferences.......................................................................24

    Step8:AddComments................................................................................26

    Step9:MeasureAdditionalFeatures...........................................................27

    Step10:ConstructNewFeaturesfromExistingFeatures ...........................27

    Step11:CalculateDimensions....................................................................29

    Step12:MarktheItemstoExecute.............................................................30

    Step13:SettheReportOutput....................................................................30

    Step14:ExecutetheFinishedProgram ......................................................30

    Step15:PrinttheReport .............................................................................31

    MeasuringFeatures ........................................................................................31

    FeatureGuessing ........................................................................................32

    MinimumRequiredHitsforaFeature ..........................................................32

    DeterminingThicknessofSheetMetalFeatures .........................................34

    UsingDifferentProbeOptions.........................................................................34

    UsingaProbeOnline .................................................................................35

    UsingaProbeOffline .................................................................................35

    UsingHardProbes ......................................................................................35

    RepresentingaPartGraphically......................................................................37

    WorkinginManualorDCCMode....................................................................37

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    PCDMIS4.2ReferenceManual TableofContents v

    NavigatingtheUserInterface..............................................................................39

    NavigatingtheUserInterface:Introduction .....................................................39

    TheScreenAppearance .................................................................................39

    TheMenuBar..................................................................................................41

    File...............................................................................................................41

    Edit ..............................................................................................................41

    View.............................................................................................................41

    Insert............................................................................................................41

    Operation.....................................................................................................42

    Window........................................................................................................42

    Help .............................................................................................................42

    TheToolbarArea ............................................................................................43

    TheGraphicsDisplayWindow ........................................................................43

    TheStatusBar ................................................................................................44

    DialogBoxDescription ....................................................................................44

    EditBox: ......................................................................................................46

    ListBox: .......................................................................................................46

    DropDownListBox .....................................................................................48

    CommandButtons: ......................................................................................48

    CheckBoxes:...............................................................................................51

    OptionButtons: ............................................................................................51

    DialogBoxTabs: .........................................................................................51

    AccessingDialogBoxes ..............................................................................51

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    MovingDialogBoxes ...................................................................................51

    ScrollingtheEditWindow ............................................................................52

    CustomizingtheUserInterface .......................................................................52

    ToRestoretheDefaultUserInterface .........................................................52

    ToCustomizeUserInterfaceFonts .........................................................

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