Probe Head rotation - collision avoidance into machine bridge legs

wayne.branton 3 years ago in Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil.kay 2 weeks ago 8

When calibrating a longer probe, have PCDmis automatically avoid colliding with the bridge support legs of the frame when indexing for the next angle. Although you can specify the order of calibration, it would be a nice feature to have the machine alarm or automatically avoid this collision in the first place.

Wish to vote 100 times for this...

I can see this being a very useful improvement, thanks for the suggestion

To further expand on this idea, would it be possible to avoid collisions with any known entities - cmm table, cal sphere, bridge, legs, fixture / part (if a cad models are supplied)? Ideally this would need to behave in a similar way to collision detection but for the checks to be performed in real-time as the program executes rather than as a separate offline activity. This would be a unique selling point. We would be able to say that once you have defined your machine parameters / supplied cad models, collisions due to the part being unsuitably positioned / operator error are eliminated.


Thank you Neil for the update. Looking forward to see this feature in action.


This will be available in PC-DMIS 2019 R1.