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FARO® Knowledge Base

Reverse Engineering Procedures with a Manual CMM and Measure

Setting Alignments:

  • Measure a plane on the top surface of the part, this will be your XY plane. From the Measure menu, select Plane.
  • From the Measure menu, select Line < 2D Line . Measure the edge that will define your X-axis.
  • From the Measure menu, select Line < 2D Line . Measure the two outside edges that will define your centerline.
  • From the Construct menu, select Line < Bisector . Use M_LINE2 and M_LINE3 to create the centerline.
  • Set the origin. From the Alignment menu, select 3-2-1 Alignment < Line/Line . Use M_PLANE1 as the XY Plane, M_LINE1 as the X-axis, and C_LINE1 as the second line.
  • Set the coordinate system to World/Absolute. From the Alignment menu, select CAD to PART < CAD=PART.

Measurements:

  • Measure any flat surfaces as planes. From the Measure menu, select Plane.
  • Measure the two holes on the top of the part as circles. From the Measure menu, select Circle.
  • Project them to M_PLANE1.
  • Perform the scans to generate the part profile. From the Measure menu, select Scan Options < Freehand Scan.
  • Perform a 3D scan.
  • Set the minimum distance to 0.25 inches.
  • Save data as an Open Polyline.
  • Lock the Machine at the correct Z height.
  • Press the left button (on the footpad) to begin scanning and the right button twice when done.
  • Repeat for other Z heights.

Data Output:

  • From the File menu, select Export < IGES. Save the file so that it can be used in another CAD system.

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