PC-DMIS

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+18
Completed

Add an option for hitbased construction of features

Jörgen Andersson (vpt.se) 3 years ago in Constructed Features updated by neil.kay 2 years ago 18

Add a checkbox to construction dialogs allowing the user to select whether or not to construct the new feature based on hits (<featurename>.HIT[1..<featurename>.NUMHITS]) or the "regular" way (centroids). This would enhance the programming experience and shave off a couple of minutes to the programming time.

+17
Planned

Add Option to Construct a Max/MIn Point From a Scan or Constructed curve

david.carter 12 months ago in Constructed Features updated by neil.kay 6 months ago 4

Need to add a construct Max/MIN Point option which can be either be Max Or Min point from an input scan or constructed curve. A lot of customers need to find the highest or lowest point from a scan and the current method of using the MAX or MININDEX to get the scan point number and then constructing a generic or cast point is tiresome. The user should be able to pick a scan or curve, select which axis (based on current alignment) either X or Y or Z and indeed Polar radial for 2D max/min or 3D Max/Min from the current origin.

For example to find the max polar value the user needs to know the syntax below, the software should do this for us.

ASSIGN/POLAR_ARRAY=ABS(SQRT((FINDHEX.HIT[1..FINDHEX.NUMHITS].X^2+FINDHEX.HIT[1..FINDHEX.NUMHITS].Y^2)))
        ASSIGN/MAX_PT=MAXINDEX(POLAR_ARRAY)
HEX_CORNER =FEAT/POINT,CARTESIAN,NO
            THEO/<0.276,2.287,-4.003>,<-0.0677693,-0.997701,0>
            ACTL/<1.914,1.322,-4.004>,<-0.4452459,-0.8954083,0>
            CONSTR/POINT,CAST,FINDHEX.HIT[MAX_PT]

This option could also be used for constructing a point from other features such as a plane to then report the XYZ location of the highest/lowest point on the plane or any other feature in fact. etc 

+13

Construct Line should allow the intersection of a cylinder with a plane which is parallel to the axis.

frank.herr 3 months ago in Constructed Features updated by anders.isaksson 2 months ago 2

Construct Line should allow the intersection of a cylinder with a plane which is parallel to the axis. To get both possible lines we can use the plane vector.

+6
Completed

DRF feature construction option(s) - relative to other features/datums

Jon Wood (NinjaBadger) 3 years ago in Constructed Features updated by neil.kay 6 months ago 19

Add options to construct Datum features in such a way that they reflect the standard.


Example - Datum A is a Plane, and Datum B is a cylinder bore nominally perpendicular to the plane.


As per both ISO and ASME standards, Datum B would be a Max Insc Cylinder Perpendicular to Dat A.


It's easy enough to construct a Max Insc cylinder, but this wouldn't be forced perpendicular to the plane, currently you'd have to measure it as a series of circles, then construct a Max Insc Circle in the correct workplane after levelling to Dat A.


See bottom image for example (image shows shaft not bore but principle is the same).



Like wise construct a datum plane from a measured plane relative to another feature (Top image)

+5

New point construction method: "high point"

Finding the "high point" of a feature or scan is a very common measurement task.


In pc-dmis, this is a complex task, that requires an understanding of array indexing, and significant manual entry into a generic feature. It is prone to error, is very time consuming, and for users never exposed to a programming language it's a complete non-starter.


A simple, interface-based point construction method could be added to address these issues. The new method should be based on the DMIS method "CONST/EXTREM". It is very complete, and since pc-dmis imports DMIS code - it only makes sense to have a 1 to1 mapping of the DMIS definition.

+5

Adjustable feature selection box.

Dave Drew 3 years ago in Constructed Features updated by neil.kay 3 years ago 14

When constructing or dimensioning, the feature selection box should be adjustable in size to see more features or full feature identification for easier selection.

+4

Intersection points between curve and plane

Daniel Ströbel 11 months ago in Constructed Features 0

At the moment when you construct an intersection point between plane and curve only the first intersection point (PNT1) will be construct. (see Picture 1)

Picture 1 


We are needed every intersection point between curve and plane (PNT2 and PNT3). (see Picture 2)


Picture 2


+3

Colour change of points selected for construction

gray.harris 8 months ago in Constructed Features updated by Kyle Brummans 8 months ago 1

Lets say we have a measured cad model with a load of points taken on it. These points are coloured black on the model.
For eg.
I need to create a plane using some existing points.
From the construction toolbox I choose the plane option and I select the relevant points I need to create the plane.
After selection of these points they still remain coloured black.
Is there a way to make the selected points a different colour, so as to make identification easier, that I have selected the correct points off the model?

+3

Change the generic feature creation to include a drop down selection of previously measured features

banjopkr61 3 years ago in Constructed Features 0

Change the generic feature creation to include a drop down selection of previously measured features such that you could select PLN1.TX - Cir2.TY - Line3.TZ and PLN1.X - CIR2.Y - Line3.Z to populate the new generic feature as you create it.

+2

window improvement ( size, hide etc)

Gábor Tóth 3 months ago in Constructed Features 0

Hi,

It would be great if improve the windows.

-Feature theoretical area maybe changeable hide /extend. 

Feature list long (in red circle) sometimes would be great if extend by modify the full size of windows bottom-right corner pulling...