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CAM2

2018

FARO® Knowledge Base

Exporting Hard Probed Features to CAD with CAM2

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Overview

To instruct the user how to export hard probe measured features to a CAD model, that can be used for reverse engineering.

Note: This method is not advised for Point Cloud features, use Export Point Data to Text file.

Download a PDF of this procedure:  EX001: Exporting Hard Probed Features to CAD

Preparation

  • Measure required features
  • Create required alignment / Coordinate System

Method

  • Ensure all required feature are measured
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  • Open the File tab
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  • Select Import / Export on the LH side, then on the Export column, select Measurement Data to CAD
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  • From the LH pane, select all the required features that have the suffix ‘Actual

     
  • Then use the center Arrows, to move the selection to the RH pane.

     
  • Select Next
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  • Select the required Export format from the pull-down options.

 

  • Select Next
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  • Browse to the save location, and enter a file name

 

  • Select Finish to export

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 The export CAD file can now be opened in a third-party CAD package, such as Rhinoceros as shown below:

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Note: If importing the CAD model into CAM2 2018, some features such as circles may not be displayed. To solve this:

 

  • Open Preferences, then select Display

 

  • Ensure that Show construction lines is checked.
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  • Show constructed lines unchecked
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  • Show constructed lines checked
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