Probe Options

David Courtney 7 years ago in Metrology Software / Inspect updated by neil kay 3 years ago 5

I want to be able to calibrate probes and assign probes to the probe change rack within the Inspect Interface. I want to be able to manage probe calibrations for each program so that when I click on a measurement routine a button becomes available to calibrate all probes and angles for the associated program. Then there would be an option to manage the probe rack if needed; to assign the specific probes in the routine to the probe rack slots if not already assigned.

I haven't tried it out with autocalibrate yet...maybe that is the way to go. But there still seems like there should be some probe options available to the operator.

I have tested the Auto calibration to calibrate the Probes in INSPECT. The issue is that INSPECT will not convert and move the PDF file to the Handle Files Folder. This could be that INSPECT doesn't recognize the calibration results in the PDF report. So, you will have to open the PDF file that PC-DMIS saves to view the calibration results. Or use Print Command to save the PDF file and set the Print Command settings to (AUTO OPEN REPORT = YES, OVERWRITE= "Your File Location"). Then for the Execution Report Setup settings to (OVERWRITE= "Your File Location").

Both Probe Calibration and Tool Changer management are on the roadmap for INSPECT.

Shorter term, we can look to improve the AutoCalibrate experience.

Thanks for the feedback, David.


Inspect 5.1 will introduce parts of this request It will show a list of probes/tips used in a routine, with calibration date/time shown. There will be a calibrate button next to each probe, although in this initial implemention, there is not a calibrate all probes option - as that risks collisions which Inspect is not currently able to avoid. Instead, each probe can be calibrated seperately, with all the tips for that probe used being marked and calibrated.

In addition, tools are being added to enforce calibration is done when a specified time period is exceeded, and to also ensure that calibration results are within an acceptable std-dev limit.

I would suggest treating tool changer rack management as a separate request, which we can then monitor the votes on.