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3 05, 2023

Metrology Minute – Resizing Section Planes for Custom 2D Cross-Sections

By |2023-05-03T08:41:29-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

In this issue of our Metrology Minute, we will discuss how to resize section planes so that just the necessary geometry is displayed. This becomes extremely useful for very complex models where you want to draw the reviewer’s attention to a specific location on the model. In order to do this, the first thing we needed to do, in our example below, was to create the plane that we planned to use to create the [...]

4 04, 2023

Metrology Minute – Control X Measure Menu

By |2023-04-04T09:42:23-04:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

While most users of Control X are interested in producing color maps, whisker plots, dimension checks, and GD&T analysis of the scan as compared to the nominal CAD model, it is important to note that there are several “mesh-only” functions for measuring a scan model that do not require a nominal CAD model. The Measure Distance menu simply measures the distance between two points. You just need to keep in mind that the distances are [...]

7 03, 2023

Metrology Minute – Batch Processing

By |2023-03-07T09:32:11-05:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Control X is a powerful metrology product with dozens of inspection tools available including; 2D and 3D dimensioning, GD&T analysis, color maps, Whisker plots, and many more. After all of the inspection tools are deployed for a specific inspection plan, you can create a date and time-stamped report, serialized for a particular part scan. This ensures that the inspection report of a single-part scan against a nominal CAD model is correctly identified and stored. But [...]

3 03, 2023

Deviation Location Tool in Control X

By |2023-03-03T08:53:16-05:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Today’s post will cover the Deviation Location tool in Geomagic Control X. This tool creates a Best Fit Surface over an area of interest and enables you to analyze isolated areas on a part for wear, dents, bumps, corrosion, etc. While Reference Data is not required for this function, it is recommended. This tool takes measurements in an isolated location of the part and requires the existence of either a coordinate system or two vectors [...]

7 02, 2023

Metrology Minute – Airfoil Analysis Using Control X

By |2023-02-07T08:28:51-05:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Analyzing airfoil shapes is easier than ever using the Control X Airfoil Analysis technology. Upon completion of scanning the airfoil and aligning with the nominal CAD model, the software is able to return dozens of useful parameters, necessary for complete airfoil analysis. Some of the parameters include: Leading and trailing edge radii Leading and trailing edge positions in space Maximum chord height Leading (and trailing) Edge position in space relative to the model origin Axial [...]

3 01, 2023

Metrology Minute – Control X Plot Comparison

By |2023-01-06T12:15:10-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

The Control X Plot Comparison Tool will analyze the thickness, curvature, and angle of Measured data (point cloud or mesh) and uses color mapping to display the results. You can also pinpoint specific point locations on the model to return actual values for the plot being reviewed, at those specified locations. One of the unique aspects of this tool is it does not require Reference data. All calculations utilize a single Measured mesh or point [...]

7 12, 2022

Metrology Minute – Comparison Point Analysis

By |2022-12-07T08:42:41-05:00December 7th, 2022|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

The Comparison Point Analysis tool in Control X lets you to click on arbitrary point locations on the Reference (CAD) model and compare those to the same point, mapped to the Measured (mesh) model. This is a useful tool for identifying the accuracy of random point locations on the model. The typical method of mapping a point is using the “Along Normal” vector option, radiating from the selected point on the Ref model and projecting [...]

8 11, 2022

Metrology Minute – Twist Analysis

By |2022-11-08T08:05:00-05:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Performing 2D Twist Angle Analysis in Control X In this edition of our Metrology Minute, we are going to discuss the 2D Twist Analysis tool in Control X. It analyzes the deviation of twist angle between section profiles of the Reference and Measured data. Let’s use the turbine scan, aligned to the nominal CAD model shown below as an example. You would start with a pre-aligned model of Measured to Reference data. If you want [...]

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