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by mcasey
Sat May 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: VB Scripting - old
Topic: Determine if circle collected is an outer or inner
Replies: 2
Views: 2948

Re: Determine if circle collected is an outer or inner

I don't know the exact nature of your program and I'm still pretty new to VB scripting but my first thought would be to have the code look at the directional vectors. If you imagine a 4 point circle and go around clockwise starting at 12 o'clock the IJK vectors will all flip between positive and neg...
by mcasey
Mon May 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Reusing Common Feature Geometries
Replies: 5
Views: 3776

Re: Reusing Common Feature Geometries

Ok thank you. I actually figured that out after I posted. There is only one thing that I am still having some trouble with. Is there any way to use VB to enable/disable parts of the program? The reason I'm asking is to address how some of the parts have mounting holes on the flange, while others hav...
by mcasey
Sat May 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Reusing Common Feature Geometries
Replies: 5
Views: 3776

Re: Reusing Common Feature Geometries

Thank you for pointing me to that post (select case). I know that this is going to be quite an undertaking, especially for someone who is just starting to get into VB scripting. Would you happen to know if the transform operations (translate, rotate, copy) can be invoked in a VB script?
by mcasey
Wed May 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Reusing Common Feature Geometries
Replies: 5
Views: 3776

Re: Reusing Common Feature Geometries

I was playing around with this some more and my thinking has changed a little. Going back over the sticky for parametric programming I'm beginning to see how VB might be able to get me what I ultimately need. My only question now would be whether or not I would need to define EVERY touch point as a ...
by mcasey
Tue May 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Advanced Programming
Topic: Reusing Common Feature Geometries
Replies: 5
Views: 3776

Reusing Common Feature Geometries

Is there any way to reuse/recall common geometries in CMM-M programs? I'd like to have a library of standard "program chunks" that I can pull up when I write a new program. For example, Have one named "Connector Front" and another named "Mounting Flange" that I can reuse and modify as needed on a pr...
by mcasey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: Programming while running
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

Re: Programming while running

Ok thank you. I had a feeling It was going to be something like that.
by mcasey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Application Support
Topic: Programming while running
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

Programming while running

I have a number of projects coming up that will require the CMM to be running programs near continuously. Is there any way to do offline programming of new programs while also running programs for part inspections? I'm currently using 3.7 SP1.

Thank you.
by mcasey
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Tip Calibration / Probe config
Topic: 4 point star stylus
Replies: 3
Views: 4951

4 point star stylus

Is it possible to build a probe assembly with 4 points (based around the Renishaw A-5000-8395 4-way stylus center)? I'm not seeing anywhere to change the angle between the styli from 90 to 120 degrees.
by mcasey
Thu May 19, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: CAD Import / Export
Topic: Working with STL files
Replies: 3
Views: 5110

Re: Working with STL files

Ok thanks. I was looking for options online (freeCAD, Sketch-up, etc.). It sounds like that is the route I'm going to be trying. The company I work for uses Inventor and AutoCAD for our engineering so I think it would be a hard sell to get them to buy a seat of Solidworks just so I can do this conve...
by mcasey
Thu May 19, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: CAD Import / Export
Topic: Working with STL files
Replies: 3
Views: 5110

Working with STL files

I routinely have to work with parts that get milled in multiple operations and I am tasked with validating that a particular operation is set up correctly. In other words I often have a block of metal with some stock removed and I may or may not be able to measure an actual print dimension depending...