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My suggestion would be to go through the quick start PDF which you can find in this folder:
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS Inspection\PDF\en
On page 44 you can find the portion related to CMM data import.
The tutorial files used are in:
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS Inspection\PDF\Tutorial
That particular example covers PC-DMIS.
My suggestion would be having a look at PC-DMIS template and the three .txt measurement files provided with the tutorial.
Attached PDF gives some guidance on how to setup the template for PC-DMIS, and this will help you get familiar with the logics behind CMM templates.
You can then extend that logic to make up the template for your machine.
Finally, if you're still having trouble, you should contact your VAR who I'm sure will give you some guidance.
PC-DMIS.pdf 345.0 KB
Thank you for your answer.
This is somewhat helpfull.
I figured I have to configure my own CMM template, but there is no clear overview of what every field does.
I'm currently trying to get the output from the videomeasuring device in.
It outputs a csv.. but I cannot get inspection to understand what to get out of it.
I'll attach a data file from the machine here in case anybody want to help out.. and I will also ask my VAR.
But the available information is scarce to say the least.
04223A - 20180528141638.csv.zip 739 bytes
Once after ballooning we have the output file from CMM either in the format of .txt or some other format.
We can import those inputs inside the inspection standalone version.
Once after import, we need to specify whether it needs to assign according to the item number, min, max tolerance or nominal value.
It shows the results in color coding that which values are all passed and failed.
This data is also comes along with the report, when publish in to excel.
Satheesh Kumar G
We got it sort of working with help of our VAR who asked SW directly to help out.
They setup a custom import for our video measuring machine that seems to work.
Since we are in the process of finding out what measuring machines we want to invest in this process is on hold.
I find the documentation of Inspection really lacking.. for the more complex stuff you cannot find anything in the help or online.
And I don't want to constantly call support to help me out.
So a more in depth help file would be really appreciated