Cat-1000 CaD Interface
CAT1000 significantly facilitates the programming of measurement tasks during the GEOPAK learn mode. All data for measuring parts and tolerance evaluations are taken accurately from the CAD model via pointing device (mouse, trackball, etc.) selection. The same principles apply for programming probe paths (clearance and measurement), while at the same time, using the nominal directly off the CAD model for tolerance comparison.
Product Manufacturing Information
CAT-1000 uses 3D ACIS® Modeler is Spatial’s prominent modeling component used in over 350 customer applications with more than 2 million seats worldwide.CAT-1000 fully supports and reads PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) which is imbedded in the model for Datum alignment, GD&T Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Spatial’s 3D InterOp delivers the highest quality data exchange between CAD formats, enabling superior CAD file translation. The comprehensive suite of translators provides import/export for all applications, including ACIS, CGM and Parasolid-based applications. 3D InterOp is embedded in many of today’s leading design, engineering, and manufacturing applications.
Cat-1000 3D surface analysis
CAT-1000 CNC can create grid patterns to verify the surface, Simple one click tool calculates a collision free probe path to measure a grid of surface points.Manual CMMs allow the operator to move the probe manually and the point will appear real-time. Probe compensation is determined from the center of the stylus and the shortest distance to the CAD model to eliminate cosine error.
Surface deviation can be displayed as spherical points or as a gradient surface.Cones can be used to show what direction the surface vector of material from the nominal and given tolerance.
GEOPAK (Basic Geometry module) provides an easy graphical console to the operator by the use of tool bars and windows which can be personalized to the operator’s preference.GEOPAK provides visual tools, completely eliminating the use of difficult codes or abbreviated commands as other packages use. Its graphically enhanced display provides step-by-step, on screen wizards that prompt the operator, allowing even inexperienced users to create routines to measure parts.Our basic level software includes the flexibility for advanced tools demanded by the most experienced operators; e.g. looping, formula calculations or expressions that use variables, libraries of day to day sub-routines and conditional statements which add logic for wide variety of applications.
5In GEOPAK there is no limit to your reporting capabilities, we have created a series of templates that are ideal for typical applications, but if a custom report is needed, our Protocol-Designer allows the operator to customize the output to any format desired.The Protocol Designer can be used to eliminate the need to transpose the GEOPAK results to a separate spreadsheet, document that your customer may require, e.g. AS9102. Forms can be created and saved as templates so the data from GEOPAK auto-fills the report after executing the part program.When a template is used for output the operator can chose a variety of formats such as Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel and save the results to a server or the local printer.