SpaceClaim model repair + Mastercam HS rest rough
Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:10 PM
but it was so lame and weak I never used it after trying it once..
I just did a Save As (step) on a 30 meg stl.. it blinked and wrote a 2 K file LOL
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:15 PM
Gcode, what about getting a point cloud from your customer and converting? betcha could increase to accuracy too.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:31 AM
They stick thousands of little reflective targets all over the part,
then postion calibration sticks with 2 targets a known distance apart
and shoot thousands of digital photos from all angles.
This data goes into a software package that compares the shoot
to the solid model.
In past they just gave me color maps showing deviation from the nominal solid.
They also gave me stl's but at 400 to 500 meg they were useless.
For this part, they also supplied a iges and stp surface models of the shoot and Spaceclaim was able to repair
it well enough to make a solid model of the casting.
The stated accuracy is ± .125" which I think is pretty good for a cast the size of a small car.
I don't know what software they are using and are closed mouthed when I ask.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:00 AM
The webinar is actually tomorrow: http://p.spaceclaim....astercamwebinar
That said, we almost always record them and make the recordings available. If for some reason our recording didn't come out, we usually re-record the content. Typically they are posted withing a day or so of the event. That said, it's more fun to attend live, because you can ask questions.
(A SpaceClaim employee)
Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:04 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:40 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:54 PM
No download available yet, as far as I can tell.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:26 PM
to the ppl who watched.
I'll let ya know if and when I get it.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:14 AM
Thanks for the link
Now I need to go into the director of engineerings office, stamp my feet, hold my breath till I turn blue? and yell, " I Want, I Want!, I Want!!!" Damnit!...
Seriously, very cool and MAN! can I see how I could use it! The time I've wasted trying to clean up CAD's SW models, ones they've stitched/blended etc. to pull a form from a customers target location then I've got to create molds/vacuum fixtures from this nasty uneven mess. Usually the only thing I can run clean over these hodgepodge surfaces is "surface scallop" which works but isn't as clean as I'd like. With a cleaned up model prior to creating drive surfaces........happy days
Now....who is selling this.....
Cjep@Prism, you resell this?
I'd like some $$ estimates to take up front...They owe me a toy........I'm picking from THIS shelf!