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CAM2

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FARO® Knowledge Base

Tube Measurement - By Line Segment in CAM2

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Overview

The purpose of this article is to advise how to measure tubing / pipe using Measure Tube – By Line Segment method.

Download a PDF of this procedure:  MS005: Tube Measurement - By Line Segment

Information: This method is used where no tube is present, but can be created using measured lines to set tube straight positions.Measuring a tube by line segments, combines the measured end planes and straight start / end positions to construct the tube to the entered diameter and bend radius.

Preparation

  • Establish the Start and Finish end faces.
  • Identify the straight section positions needed.

Measurement

From the Measurement ribbon select Tube by Line segments (also via Home -  Measurement gallery).
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  • The Tube properties window will be shown:
    1. Name and Comments can be entered
    2. Override Diameter
      • enter tube diameter.
    3. Starting Plane / Ending Plane
      • Choose an existing plane, or Define to measure a plane.
    4. Default Bend Radius – enter default bend radius.

 

  • Click Create to start measurement.
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  • The Measurement window will show prompt to Measure Tube - Start plane.
    • Probe a minimum 3 points to set the start plane of the tube.
      MS005Fig3.jpg
  • The measurement window will then prompt to Measure Tube
    MS005Fig4.jpg
    • Probe the of the start and end of each straight section, using the green button.
      Note: Do not compensate after each straight.
      MS005Fig5.jpg
  • Once the final break Point has been probed, press the red button.
  • The Measurement Window will prompt to Measure Tube - End plane.
    • Probe a minimum 3 points to set the end plane of the tube
      MS005Fig6.jpg
  • Once the end plane has been probed, the tube will be created.
    MS005Fig7.jpg

 

See Also

 

Keywords:

Help Sheet, MS005