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    Tech Tip #101 : Creating CMM Programs From ASCII Files

    Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, May 11, 2022 @ 01:05 PM

    Creating CMM Programs From ASCII Files

    Description: Reviewing the procedure of generating CheckMate measurements from an ASCii file of x,y,z's and i,j,k's in CheckMate 14 for SOLIDWORKS.

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    Topics: SolidWorks, CheckMate, measurement, CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS

    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 #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 #61 : Measuring Modeled Threads

    Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 04:49 PM

    Reviewing how to measure threads that are modeled in the CAD file, for CheckMate 14.0 for SOLIDWORKS®.

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

    Tech Tip #60 : Circles On Curved Surfaces

    Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 04:44 PM

    Reviewing how to measure a circle that lies on a highly curved surface. Requires CheckMate 14.0.00734 for SOLIDWORKS® or newer.

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

    Tech Tip #59 : Edge Point Measurement

    Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 04:41 PM

    Reviewing the NEW measurement feature, Edge Point. It's like a trim check but is designed when the edge is no perpendicular to the top surface. Requires CheckMate 14.0.00734 for SOLIDWORKS® or newer.

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

    Tech Tip #58 : Dragging Trim Checks

    Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 04:36 PM

    Reviewing how to drag a trim measurement. Requires CheckMate 14.0.00734 for SOLIDWORKS® or newer.

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

    Tech Tip #57 : Supplementary Obtuse Angle

    Posted by Cecil Deline on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 04:34 PM

    Reviewing the NEW enhancement allowing the option to report the Supplementary Obtuse Angle when programming Angle Between from the 'Tolerance' ribbon. Requires CheckMate 14.0.00734 for SOLIDWORKS® or newer.

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

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