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Tech Tip #87 : Translate to a Point

Posted by Cecil Deline on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 01:08 PM

Reviewing how to create a temporary origin on the part to avoid the need of a manual alignment, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®.

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Topics: origin international, SolidWorks, measurement, metrology, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Cp/Cpk's in CheckMate Statistical Labels are Now Color-Coded

Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Jun 24, 2020 @ 10:33 AM

Description: When filling CheckMate statistical labels using CM14.00.0173 or newer, The Cp/Cpk's values are now color coded. The color coding is defined in the Reporting Defaults under "Threshold" (see picture). Any Cp/Cpk's above this value will be colored green. Any Cp/Cpk's below this value will be colored red.threshold

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Topics: origin international, SolidWorks, measurement, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Recommended SOLIDWORKS® Performance Settings

Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 @ 12:09 PM

As more of our CheckMate customers are downloading and installing SOLIDWORKS® 2020, we have discovered a SOLIDWORKS® performance setting that is causing CheckMate picks in the graphics area to be projected to a workplane and not onto the CAD. The result is that measurements intended to be on the part are showing up out in space.
The solution that we have found is as follows:
1) Open CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS® but do NOT open any part files.
2) Got to <Tools/Options> and Select the heading on the left side called "Performance"
3) At the bottom of that page, uncheck the entry called "Enhanced Graphics Performance".
4) Quit out and restart CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®

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Topics: SolidWorks, measurement, metrology, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Tech Tip #86 : Customizing Programming Browser

Posted by Cecil Deline on Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 02:44 PM

Reviewing how to set the appearance of the CheckMate Programming Browser, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®

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Topics: origin international, CheckMate, Origin, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Tech Tip #85 : Saving Probe Angles for Export

Posted by Cecil Deline on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 @ 01:19 PM

Reviewing how to save your Probe A/B Angles to an INI file so they can be reused on your next CAD file, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®

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Topics: origin international, CheckMate, Origin, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Tech Tip #84 : Program Insertions

Posted by Cecil Deline on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 09:38 AM

Reviewing how to set a marker in the programming browser to insert new measurements, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®

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Topics: measurement, Origin, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Tech Tip #82 : Coordinate Systems - The Forced Coordinate System

Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 11:43 AM

This is the fourth video in a series of videos about CheckMate Coordinate Systems.

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Tech Tip #83 : Coordinate Systems - Coordinate Systems And Segments

Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

This is the fifth and final video in a series of videos about CheckMate Coordinate Systems.

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Tech Tip #81 : Coordinate Systems - The Partial Coordinate System

Posted by Cecil Deline on Thu, Jul 04, 2019 @ 04:03 PM

Third video in a series of videos about CheckMate Coordinate Systems. This video reviews the Partial Coordinate System using CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS® Programming Module.

Origin Recommends watching the five videos in the following order:

1) Tech Tip #79-Master Coordinate Systems

2) Tech Tip #80-Local Coordinate Systems

3) Tech Tip #81-this video

4) Tech Tip #82-Forced Coordinate Systems

5) Tech Tip #83-Coordinate Systems & Segments

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Topics: origin international, SolidWorks, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

Tech Tip #80 : Coordinate Systems - The Local Coordinate System

Posted by Cecil Deline on Thu, Jul 04, 2019 @ 03:25 PM

This is the second video in a series of videos about CheckMate Coordinate Systems. This video reviews the Local Coordinate System using CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS® Programming Module. 

Origin Recommends watching the five videos in the following order:

1) Tech Tip #79-Master Coordinate Systems

2) Tech Tip #80-this video

3) Tech Tip #81-Partial Coordinate Systems

4) Tech Tip #82-Forced Coordinate Systems

5) Tech Tip #83-Coordinate Systems & Segments

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Topics: origin international, SolidWorks, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS