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

david.carter 2 years ago in Metrology Client Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil.kay 10 months ago 4 1 duplicate

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 

Duplicates 1

I'd like to have the same capability of making a assignments with like names into a set.

I believe this is being implemented sometime in 2019.  Rob Jensen might be able to confirm.  I'm at least sure something useful is coming.

I guess the "Construct Point as Tertiary Datum" in 2019 R1 would cover this.