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Offline dresda

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Digitizing question
« on: November 25, 2011, 08:19:22 PM »
So if I touch probe digitize using Mach and the wizard does it only give me the xyz data and or a G code of the finished part, and if so, how do I account for the raw stock that has to be removed or do I have to shift the profile down in the Z to the finished size.
The old way of digitizing models would be to scan the part with a sylus of the diameter of the cutter for roughing and keep reducing the sylus diameter and cutter for semi finish then finish.
Ray.

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Re: Digitizing question
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 08:39:51 PM »
It just gives you the XYZ point data.

You'll need a program to convert that to a 3D model or mesh, and a CAM program to create g-code.

Try MachCloud on the downloads page to convert the points to an .stl file
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Re: Digitizing question
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 09:49:25 PM »
Thanks.
Ray.