christopher d'andrea 7 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by Aaron Baldauf 3 years ago 3

A way to calculate for allowing plating into your measurements I think would be a good idea. A way to enter plating variables and with the nominals from the imported CAD and selected Datums from the program an adjustment could be made to the tolerances, instead of manually adjusting your reported tolerances. A feature for PC-DMIS that takes each measured features vector and can move opposing vectors tolerance tighter and vectors in the same direction leave the same tolerance.

this would be an exceptionally handy tool. add the plating build into a popup at the beginning of the routine, and all the nominals and tolerances get adjusted automatically. would save hundreds of hours a year in manual routine adjustments  +1

I have to compensate for plating all the time.  Would be nice to put in type of plating along with the tolerance of the plating thickness and a way to tell what is masked and not.

This would be a huge time saver!

Here we often have parts where there is only 1 CAD (of the finished part) but multiple steps before.

For example:

Distance nominal 10mm 

1 - milling to 9.99mm

2 - plating to 10.01mm

3 - grinding one side to 10mm

This is just an example. We have parts where 5 steps are done close to the finished nominal.

It would save a lot of programming time if we can set a global offset but also turn it of for single features.

Like in the example above where only one side gets grinded.

Like this one could program the finished part.

Then turn on a global offset and safe it as a second program

If needed exclude certain features from the offset and safe as a third program.

And so on..