Hello everyone. I’ve been toying around with an idea off and on to integrate a touch probe for basic reverse engineering of 2D (or even 3D) geometric parts. I am wondering if any of you have tried or implemented anything similar.
I’d like to have the ability to probe an entire part face and build a point-cloud (in the case of a 3 dimension face) or probe multiple features within a part to create a dimensioned drawing. Basically a (very) poor man’s version of a CMM.
I know this can be done through the generic versions of Mach4. The question is whether or not the OEM AvidCNC version of Mach4 retained that feature and if their control allows for it. Perhaps the solution will be as simple as installing a second version off Mach 4 on my computer with different setup? My control is the current CRP800 NEMA 34, PRO2448.
And, yes, I do realize there are tolerance consideration to a NEMA 34 belt driven machine.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts!