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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.
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.
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
Construct Line should allow the intersection of a cylinder with a plane which is parallel to the axis.
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.
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)
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.
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)
We are needed every intersection point between curve and plane (PNT2 and PNT3). (see Picture 2)
Lets say we have a measured cad model with a load of points taken on it. These points are coloured black on the model.
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?
Change the generic feature creation to include a drop down selection of previously measured features
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.
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...
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