What Is The Best CMM Software?

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 24, 2018 9:36:29 AM

Even the best coordinate measuring machines can’t perform in an excellent manner unless they are fitted with the proper software. New applications are appearing on the market on a regular basis, making the metrology task easier while improving measuring speed and results.

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Topics: CMM Software

5 Reasons To Change Or Upgrade Your CMM Software

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 11, 2018 9:27:42 AM

CMM software has changed the approach to coordinate measurement. The precision, the speed, and the new applications have helped coordinate measuring machines reach a new level of performance accuracy.

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A Brief History Of CMM Technology

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 10, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Coordinate Measurement Machines have an interesting history going back almost 60 years. The modern CMM industry produces over 6,000 new CMMs every year, as well as retrofitting and upgrading tens of thousands more. These CMMs can be Manual, where an operator guides the machine, CNC machines that are driven automatically by a special program. As ubiquitous as CMMs now are in manufacturing, it is hard to imagine a world when quality control was dependent on hand measurements.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, New & Used CMMs, CMM Software

3 Reasons To Change Or Upgrade Your CMM Software

Posted by Tony Tillett on Mar 26, 2018 11:04:53 AM

First, let’s clarify two terms: upgrade and update. A software upgrade to a new version is usually chargeable. New versions deliver significant new functionality and capabilities over older versions and considerable development effort will have been expended to produce the latest version.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Retrofits & Upgrades, CMM Software

Understanding & Diagnosing CMM Error Code Issues

Posted by Tony Tillett on Sep 15, 2017 11:22:55 AM

Error codes can appear on a CMM display or are reported by the PC interface for many different reasons, such as emergency, communication faults and stop events. These come in the form of error codes on the LCD and there are dozens of them. The lamp on your machine will blink a number of times, depending on the error and then will stop when everything is cleared. Error codes are numeric and depend on the ability to recover without a power restart and the overall severity of an error. Below we will go through the most common groups of errors and how you can use our Status Metrology App to identify and resolve them.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

How To Manipulate And Save Screen Layouts

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 15, 2017 11:16:22 AM

How To Save The Window Layout

In the main menu tab select the “view” tab and go down to “Toolbars”, this will open up a drop down menu with numerous toolbars available to add to the top ribbon. These are the toolbars that we use the most and think are most useful.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

How To Change Your Report To Text Only

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 15, 2017 11:15:50 AM

When viewing the report it is possible to change it from the standard view with colour into a text only format. This is useful as it helps to save paper and ink when printing long or multiple reports.

To change the report to text only simply right click on the report around the border within the hatched marking and select “edit object”

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

PC-DMIS 2014 Quick Measure Toolbar

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 15, 2017 11:15:10 AM

Canadian Measurement – Metrology shows how the new Quick Measure toolbar can clean up your layout and make your programming more efficient. Easily combine 12 toolbars into one with the brand new “Quick Measure” toolbar.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

How To Change Motion Parameters Prehit Retract; Check Distance, Movespeed & Touchspeed

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 15, 2017 11:14:39 AM
To change the motion settings in your program click in the program where you would like to make the changes in motion and press the F10 key to open up the parameters settings and then select the motion tab, From here you can change;
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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

How To Change The Order And Content Of Your Dimensional Output

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 15, 2017 11:14:06 AM

To change the order and content of your dimensional out program click in the program where you would like to make the changes and press the F10 key to open up the parameters settings and then select the Dimension tab, from here you can change the order that of the dimensional output and you can chose which ones you like include or not.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

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