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Digitizing ????
« on: September 12, 2006, 10:13:27 PM »
I was looking at the features of Mach 3 and need to know if it cound be possible to use Mach 3 as a digitizing tool to create G code reference points that could be used to create point clouds.
If not I think it would be a great feature that could be used to reverse engineer components.
The way I see it working would be to create a electronic edge finder that would record the X,Y and Z G code point when the finder touches the surface and MACH 3 is given the signal to record that point.
By physically moving the table round in the X, Y, and Z a G code profile could be created exported back into CAD , modified in a 3D package  and the exported back into G code to mill out the changes required.

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Re: Digitizing ????
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006, 11:35:48 PM »
I know it's in the Mach developers under wizards.
I've never used it so it might not work for what you want.
Here is alittle about it:
http://machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=1086.0

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Re: Digitizing ????
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 11:39:24 PM »
Looking at it agian it says Mach2 in the upper left corner ???
but it is in Mach 3 under wizards.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 07:00:04 PM »
There is also a plug in used to probe with.. the plug in is MANY times faster at getting the points...

It is on the downloads page :)
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Re: Digitizing ????
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 08:57:23 PM »
Thanks
MMmmmmm Mach software getting better everytime I play and look at it.
Is there any documentation regarding installing the plugin into Mach, and creating\using the point file and what do you use as the probe.
Re: Digitizing ????
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 10:10:43 PM »
There is not at this time but if you download it I think you will find that it is very simple to use... if you have any trouble I will help you :)
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Re: Digitizing ????
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 02:51:56 AM »
Just checking that it is the  3d Digitizing PlugIn  version 3.0---
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 07:09:39 AM »
yup That is the one  :)
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