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  • PC-DMIS CMM Manual For PC-DMIS 2012 MR1

    By Wilcox Associates, Inc.

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  • PC-DMIS CMM 2012 MR1 Manual Table of Contents

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    Table of Contents PC-DMIS CMM ................................................................................................................ 1 PC-DMIS CMM ................................................................................................................ 2

    Introduction to PC-DMIS CMM ..................................................................................... 2 Getting Started ............................................................................................................. 3 Getting Started: Introduction ........................................................................................ 4

    A Simple Tutorial ...................................................................................................... 5 Step 1: Create a New Part Program ......................................................................... 9 Step 2: Define a Probe ........................................................................................... 10 Step 3: Set the View ............................................................................................... 11 Step 5: Scale the Image ......................................................................................... 16 Step 6: Create an Alignment .................................................................................. 17 Step 8: Add Comments .......................................................................................... 23 Step 9: Measure Additional Features ..................................................................... 24 Step 10: Construct New Features from Existing Features ...................................... 25 Step 11: Calculate Dimensions .............................................................................. 26 Step 12: Mark the Items to Execute........................................................................ 27 Step 13: Set the Report Output .............................................................................. 28 Step 14: Execute the Finished Program ................................................................. 29 Step 15: Print the Report ........................................................................................ 30

    Setting Up and Using Probes ..................................................................................... 31 Setting Up and Using Probes: Introduction .................................................................... 32

    Defining Probes ...................................................................................................... 33 Defining a Contact Probe ....................................................................................... 34 Highlighting the Current Probe Tip ......................................................................... 42 Showing Only the Current Probe Tip ...................................................................... 43

    Defining Hard Probes ................................................................................................. 44 Using Separate Deviations for Discrete and Scan Measurements ............................. 86 Using Different Probe Options ................................................................................... 89 Using the Probe Toolbox ............................................................................................ 90 Using the Probe Toolbox: Introduction ....................................................................... 91

    Changing the Current Probe ................................................................................... 93 Changing the Current Probe Tip ............................................................................. 94 Viewing the Most Recent Hit in the Hits Buffer ....................................................... 95 Taking and Deleting Hits ........................................................................................ 96 Accessing the Probe Readouts Window ................................................................. 97 Placing the Probe into Readouts and Hits Mode .................................................... 98 Working with Measurement Strategies ................................................................... 99 About Adaptive Scanning ..................................................................................... 102 Adaptive Circle Scan Strategy .............................................................................. 103

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    Adaptive Cone Concentric Circle Scan Strategy .................................................. 104 Adaptive Cone Line Scan Strategy ....................................................................... 105 Adaptive Cylinder Line Scan Strategy .................................................................. 106 Adaptive Cylinder Concentric Circle Scan Strategy .............................................. 107 Adaptive Cylinder Spiral Scan Strategy ................................................................ 108 Cylinder Centering Thread Scan Strategy ............................................................ 109 Adaptive Linear Scan Strategy ............................................................................. 110 Adaptive Plane Circle Scan Strategy .................................................................... 111 Adaptive Plane Line Scan Strategy ...................................................................... 112 Available Measurement Strategy Properties ........................................................ 113

    Viewing Hit Targets .................................................................................................. 117 Providing and Using Feature Locator Instructions ................................................ 118 Working with Contact Path Properties .................................................................. 121 Working with Contact Sample Hits Properties ...................................................... 126 Working with Contact Auto Move Properties ........................................................ 137 Working with Contact Find Hole Properties .......................................................... 138

    Creating Alignments ................................................................................................. 146 Creating an Alignment .......................................................................................... 147

    Measuring Features ................................................................................................. 148 Measuring Features: Introduction ............................................................................ 149

    Inserting Measured Features ................................................................................ 151 Inserting Auto Features ........................................................................................ 163

    Creating an Auto Vector Point .................................................................................. 164 Creating an Auto Surface Point ................................................................................ 167 Creating an Auto Edge Point .................................................................................... 170 Creating an Auto Corner Point ................................................................................. 173 Creating an Auto Angle Point ................................................................................... 176 Creating an Auto High Point ..................................................................................... 179 Creating an Auto Line .............................................................................................. 182 Creating an Auto Plane ............................................................................................ 186 Crea