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Trigger or Initiate Measurements Using the Laser Tracker

Measurements can be triggered in the following methods:

  • Static Points
    • Manually using keyboard or remote control
  • Scanning
    • Distance trigger - when the SMR has moved a predefined distance in the software, a measurement will be taken
    • Time Trigger - when a certain amount of time has elapsed, a measurement will be taken. Measure X1 does not support this measurement option. Measure Q, Measure 10, and CAM2 do.
  • Other ways used less often
    • TTL Trigger - the tracker can take measurements using a TTL trigger connected to the MCU providing a voltage. When the voltage is reduced from 5 V to 0 V, the measurement will begin. Measure Q, Measure 10, and CAM2 does support this measurement option but Measure X1 does not.
    • Stable Trigger - Measure Q, Measure 10, and CAM2 has the ability to take measurements after it has determined that the target it stable (to within predefined amount) for a desired amount of time.