There's a very lively discussion on the topic of on machine probing in the open forum.
This is a very important topic. I think it's great that everyone is sharing all the workarounds ideas and tips and tricks.... but at the end of the day I think we all gotta start thinking about what we need from Dassault systems, so that we can get some have the box solution.
I wish I could say that I was doing this myself but I'm not. But most certainly people have tried this using Catia, and whether it was limited training or limitations of the software.... whatever the reason they didn't get to required result.
I think for the most part the point of on machine probing is to do best fitting and some location using fixture offsets or some other compensation.
The idea of the cold members only forum is to have Frank discussions of the limitations and flaws of the software without having the competition looking at the discussion and using it against our friends.
So what I think is required hear some actual intelligence. Something that the coe dpc chairman can look at and come up with some requirements, so we can have a new usable tool to have at our disposal.
Now where I can help is with my icam expertise is to talk about what the post processor is capable of doing.
I hope to hear from someone you soon
Dave Frank[Forrest Machining] @ Sep 26, 2012 - 11:52 PM (America/Pacific)