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No matter what Hexagon measurement equipment or software you use, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions on how we can improve.

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Angle Point with radius in-between surfaces

Kingsld1 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 0

Make it possible to create an angle point  using CAD when there is a radius between the two surfaces.   


This comes up on nearly every molded part I measure and on most sheet metal parts.   


User Interface could be to click on the first surface like it is currently done.   If there is a radius (or empty space) between the two surfaces, press Alt and click on the second surface, then click on Create.  Have the first click define where the angle point is to be taken at.  If there is no radius then just click on Create and process as currently done.     

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Change the .PRG extension to something else...

anders isaksson 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 3

Partly in jest, partly serious - as all antivirus softwares block the .PRG extension, it would be good if PC-DMIS used something else for its measuring routines (for example .PCD).


This is probably not a big problem for the ordinary user, but it is a great obstacle for us running Support, wasting a lot of time for both the customer and us just trying to get an MR sent.

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BRING BACK FULL REPORT MODE FROM V3.7

PWB 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 1

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Our company recently up graded to 2017 r1 from v3.7. a big jump I know.

our CMM inspectors had been very efficient at creating reports of OOT. for manufacturing and or engineering. We used full report mode that was a live function that we edited the program and graphics from. Snap a screen shot and import it to a excel doc. Like the example above.

Now the report is a text doc. and not live to the graphics at all. We are constantly switching back and forth between report and summary mode. If I could create a graphic like that one shown and get it into the current report would work also.

Can we get the full report mode from v3.7 added back to PCDMIS?

It was a great tool for us, and easy to use.

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turn constructed points into an autofeatuer

DAN_M 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 1

A lot of my parts have geometry that is weird enough to warrant me to measure points and then construct a feature out of those points as opposed to using an auto feature. This works well but it kills me because it takes up a lot of program window space. I would obviously much rather use 1 auto feature as opposed to having 12 individual points and then a line about the construction of those points.


It would be cool if I could put points on my model, go into construction (or perhaps a new dialogue box) and click to create an auto feature out of those points. I am imagining the software grabbing the nominal XYZ IJK values from the points previously mentioned and using that data to create as well as place an auto feature in my program window. Id then like to be able to go back in and delete those points, thus greatly reducing the size of my program but having the hits for my newly created auto feature precisely where I want them.

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path lines color

NSF_TUN 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 1

viewing path line is good, but will be better the make a different color between measuring path, rapid move, security move,...


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progress bar

NSF_TUN 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 0

Hello,

Actually the progress bar don't show the really progressive routine. it's be simple that PcDmis calculate the total number of features (Element) and the % of progressive bar will be calculate on that.

the same pb on Probe calibbration. the % can be calculated on the number of the contact to measered. and the windows can show the actual contact angle that being calibrated.

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Auto adjust probe angles with different probe heads (Tesa-PH10)

jleond 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 0

We have some machines that use PH10 and some that use Tesa probe heads, it takes some time to convert probe angles when a measuring routine was created with one of these probe heads and needs to be run in a CMM with a different probe head. It would be great that a PC-DMS recognizes this scenario, settings editor gives you limited options in the AutoAdjustTesaM5Degrees and in some cases it doen't work as intended.

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Jump to a path line

Ken Renninger 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 1

Add the ability to right click on a path line segment and jump to that section of the program after the last feature or move. Or before the next feature or move.

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Ability to extend the surfaces of a CAD model

Tom 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 0

When doing a fixture certification, it would be nice to be able to EXTEND a CAD surface along the current plane (maintaining the surface vector) to check a FLUSH detail if your using a part model instead of the fixture model.

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Remeasure function CW on the 1st run CCW on the 2nd

Lord_Warfield 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 0

When measuring a half circle in the middle of a tube for example... the change in function would eliminate the need to add move points and create a alignment to the first feature created.