CMM APPLICATION IN PC-DMIS® SOFTWARE – LEVEL 1
This course will give first-time users of PC-DMIS a basic understanding of the software and measurements necessary to write and execute inspection plans. The course curriculum includes probe calibration, alignments, measurements, dimensioning, manual and DCC modes and using CAD models.
This course is for machinists, inspectors and shop employees who need to develop the skills and techniques to inspect parts using the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and to prepare inspection programs for a fully automated CNC driven CMM.
Participants should have some familiarity with a computer, a CMM, Blueprint Reading, Basic Shop Math and GD&T. They should be employed in a machine shop environment where machined parts are inspected.
Students are encouraged to bring in parts, solid models or blueprints for use in lesson projects.
CMM Machine Basics
- Setting Up and Building the Probe
- Calibrating the Probe
- Creating a Manual Alignment
- Creating a DCC Alignment (Dynamic Computer Control)
- Establishing Inspection Datums
- Going from One Work Plane to Another
- Inspecting Dimensions, Length and Size
- Inspecting Holes
- Introduction to The PC-DMIS Interface
- Articulating the 4th And 5th Axis and Multi Axis Probe Definitions
- Creating the Manual and DCC Alignments Offline
- Programming Datums, Clearance Planes and Special Moves
- Programming Using Auto Features
- Using PC-DMIS to Analyze the Model
GD&T Illustrated and Explained
CMM Programming and Applications
- Part Programming and Inspection Project
- Importing the Solid Model, Setting Up Alignments
- Sharing Knowledge Using a Work Group Environment
- Developing the Inspection Plan
- Editing Existing Programs
- Programming the Part Offline
- Preparing the CMM Inspection Report Offline
- Running Inspection on the CMM
- Evaluating Projects and Making Changes and Adjustments
- Customizing Reports
Learning Goals and Results
This course will give first-time users of PC-DMIS a basic understanding of the software and measurements necessary to write and execute inspection plans.
They will be able to:
- Set up and calibrate the probe
- Create manual and computer-controlled alignments
- Inspect simple features
- Program inspection processes off-line
This class is 80 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 20 consecutive weeks.
Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.