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Operation Manual of Quickmeasuring3.0


Contents
Chapter 1 About the software named QuickMeasuring.......................................................................................2
Chapter 2 Window summary of QuickMeasuring................................................................................................4
2.1 Measuring graphics window....................................................................................................................4
2.2 Unit summary window.............................................................................................................................6
2.3 Status display window.............................................................................................................................6
2.3.1 Light Source Control...................................................................................................................7
2.5 Program Edition Window........................................................................................................................8
Chapter 3 Function key direction.........................................................................................................................11
3.1Mark Function Key.................................................................................................................................11
3.2Unit Function Key...................................................................................................................................13
3.3Unit Constitute Function Key................................................................................................................17
3.5Three-dimensional unit function key.....................................................................................................23
Chapter 4 Menu bar description..........................................................................................................................25
4.2Feature (Primitives)................................................................................................................................26
4.2.1 Horizontally move......................................................................................................................26
4.2.2 Rotation......................................................................................................................................27
4.2.3 Mirror.........................................................................................................................................27
4.3Execution.................................................................................................................................................27
4.4Tools......................................................................................................................................................... 28
4.5Setting......................................................................................................................................................30
4.6 Map......................................................................................................................................................... 32
4.7 Extract outline........................................................................................................................................33
4.8Auto light:................................................................................................................................................33
4.9Append function:.....................................................................................................................................33
Chapter 5 Measuring examples............................................................................................................................34
Chapter 6 Measuring process and skills..............................................................................................................36
6.1 The creation of original coordinate system...........................................................................................36
6.3 Measurement of tiny unit.......................................................................................................................39
6.4 Measurement of central symmetrical work-pieces..............................................................................39
6.5 The way to improve program execution speed.....................................................................................39
Chapter 7 Tolerance and SPC..............................................................................................................................39
7.1Graphic Primitive Tolerance..................................................................................................................39
7.2 SPC Function..........................................................................................................................................41
Chapter 8 Print report and output report...........................................................................................................42
8.1 TXT Report Output...............................................................................................................................42
8.2 Excel Report Output..............................................................................................................................42
8.3 Word report output................................................................................................................................43
8.4 Preview of Report and Graph...............................................................................................................43
8.5 Educe DXF File......................................................................................................................................43
Chapter 9 FAQ and help.......................................................................................................................................44
Chapter 10 Terminology Explanation..................................................................................................................44

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Chapter 1 About the software named QuickMeasuring


After starting the QuickMeasuring 32 Measuring Software, you will get the interface of the
software as follows:

Applying precise mechanical and electrical technique to transmit the coordinate of X, Y and Z
axis to software, while moving work-stage, linear scale will transmit displacement data to PC.
QuickMeasuring software can obtain displacement data of work-piece on the work-stage
through CCD camera which is on the above of work-stage and further get measuring result. Note:
it define the right left direction of work-stage as X axis, the frontback direction as Y axis, the
updown direction as Z axis. Displacement information of Z axis is mainly used to measure the
height of work piece and focus.
QuickMeasuring software has many traits:
The design of QuickMeasuring geometry measuring software is easy to studyconfigured in
the Microsoft windows platform, like Word or Excel, it integrates various application designs
and presents in complete new QuickMeasuring measuring software.
QuickMeasuring provides multi geometry processing functionsyou can use every kind of
intuitive function keys to get information easily in your work-piece and execute variety of
geometry processing in order to get your needed coordinate, dimension and outside view etc.
The program of QuickMeasuring is easy to editQuickMeasuring teaches program to edit
and automatically record and write in the process of measuring, the program edition is also be
finished simultaneously as soon as measurement has finished. The program can be saved,
calling-out and re-execution. You also can put in DXF file to QuickMeasuring and transform it
quickly into executable program.
QuickMeasuring can automatically record measuring resultafter finishing measuring, you
can get your needed data, or calculate, recombine and save these data by measuring
information and image instrument.
QuickMeasuring can take points least or multipoint measuringin geometry processing,
kinds of measuring functions are defined to take least point numbers, e.g. two points create a
straight line. You also can take extra points by multipoint input function to get more accurate
measuring result.
QuickMeasuring can combine existing units into new oneusing the combination of unit
construction function key, you can create other new units easily with existing unit.

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QuickMeasuring can set reference coordinate systemwith axis calibration and original
point back to zero, you can create a usable coordinate system. QuickMeasuring allows you to
set many reference origin points in the same measuring process and freely pointing out the
collection between every measuring unit and every reference origin point.

Chapter 2 Window summary of QuickMeasuring


Combined multiple window and pull-down menu, QuickMeasuring provides easy-to-use,
super-strength interface. The interface of QuickMeasuring software is divided into five parts:
Software Window Interface as follows:

Window1->Measuring graphics windowshow measuring graphics


Window2->Unit summary windowshow processing measuring unit information
Window3->Status display windowdisplay coordinate, unit and illuminant controlling
Window4->Image taking windowdisplay measuring work-piece and visual tools
Window5-> Program edition windowdisplay real-time procedure edition status
2.1 Measuring graphics window
Measuring graphics window is located at top right corner of screen. It is used to display the
measuring graphics and new combination graphics. The windows as follows:

QuickMeasuring puts the measuring graphics on this window. Moving cursor to any measuring
unit, and it will change color from black into pink, then clicking the left key of mouse, the unit
will be showed with deep-blue color that means it is selected. If you click the right key of mouse,
you can call out a measuring list menu as follows:

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.You also can use mouse to pull vision window function or CTRL combined key to select one
or more measuring units in the measuring windows.
QuickMeasuring uses different colors to differentiate status of measuring unit. Under the
normal conditions, all units are black fine line descript. Blue bold line means the unit is selected.
Pink line means the mouse is remain on the measuring unit. And red means the unit does not finish
or exceed tolerance. (as follows).

Bed Position:
QuickMeasuring shows a green cross line to direct the relative position on the work-stage of
the lens center in the measuring graphics window. While executing program, the cross line will
display at different positions following the executing of program. This design is convenient for the
location of program starting taking point or midway manually taking point.
Measuring Unit Zoom:
QuickMeasuring provides the unit-zoom function to help you watch multiple measuring units.
With enlarge and display all function key, you can enlarge any measuring unit or watch all
measuring units.
When click Enlarge, moving the mouse to measuring graphics window you will find a
magnifier mark. And move this mark to the area you need to magnify measuring unit and pull
selected zone, it will magnify the zone. After executing the function, the mouse cursor will be
displayed as arrowhead again.
After magnifying the measuring unit, you can recover the magnified graphic to it original
size with this button.
When you click display all, measuring graphics widow will displays all measured
units. Note: If the position is far away from the lens center or the work piece is too small, the units
will be smaller.

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2.2 Unit summary window


The unit summary window locates at the down left of screen, between display status window
and program edition widow. It includes unit parameter and measuring statistics. The unit
parameter displays the name of the unit, the status of coordinate system, measuring result and
tolerance status. And a green state means normal measuring unit, a red state means measuring unit
has exceeded tolerance, a red fork sign with yellow rectangle bar means measuring failure or
exceed measuring range. In measuring statistics recorded all measured units according previous
stated classification, when you move mouse to measuring unit it will display relevant parameter
and tolerance value. The information in this window is real time related with selected measuring
unit, when another measuring unit is selected, the information will update immediately.
Graphic Parameter Interface:

Measuring Statistics Interface:

Most of measuring units have many characteristics. You can click Tools menu, then click
Report Setting command to select characteristics will be displayed.
2.3 Status display window
This window is located at the down left of QuickMeasuring screen. It shows the current
coordinate system, light source and relevant coordinate value.
The widows Interface as follows:

Light source is automatically programmable. You can create a light source and save it for any
measuring unit and image. If you need to change the intensity of light source, please click light
source model on the left of dialog box (In these models we have 40 individual control divisions at
most), then haul the controller to suitable intensity.

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You can select current coordinate system from polar coordinates and Cartesian coordinates
through program edit window. In Cartesian coordinates, you can separately click X,Y,Z to do zero
clearance ( here this point is a logical zero point).
2.3.1 Light Source Control
Light source of QuickMeasuring is divided into surface light, outline light and coaxial light.
Surface light is made by a group of Ring LED light. It can use All light control, Ring light control,
section light control and regional light control, the four models to select the suitable light source.
All-Light-Control
Ring-Light-Control

Section-Light-Control

Regional-Light-Control

Outline light source---under the work piece, it is most suitable for holes and the edge of work
pieces measuring. Using only profile light can make work-piece generate black and white contrast
obvious profile. Select the light source which is the least but enough to distinguish work-piece is
ok. If the light is too intense, it will generate Halo and lead measurement distorted.
Coaxial light it is formed by capturing lens sides light source through lens inferior mirror
and emit with coaxial lens center. Coaxial light specially used in high magnification measuring,
blind holes and flat surface measuring.
Principle for Using Light-source:
When you start measure a new work piece, we advise you spending some time on adjusting
light, favorable light is good for your obtain more accurate result.
For example, you can reduce the distance between surface light source and work piece through
2X objective. So, surface light will more near to the vertical the surface of work piece, which is
more helpful for the finish of measuring edge finding. Oppositely, without 2X objective, focal
length will lengthen to let light become weak comparatively. Then doing the measurement of
reflecting work-piece, properly adjust some directions light will be helpful to reduce reflection
flash and let image more clearly.
In addition, while measuring inner margin, you can try to adjust the opposite side light of
measuring brim bright, so you can make opposite zone bright and let brim image more clear, the

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illumination of inner margin, for a long time, we always are in virtue of coaxial illumination, only
coaxial illumination can supply enough light to make deep hole bottom focus to obtain measuring
result. Of course, while using outline light to find edge, try to turn off surface and coaxial light to
increase the accuracy of edge finding.
Finally, you need to consider environment light. Generally speaking, all environmental light
from any direction will affect the effect of setting up the light. So, if possible, you should remove
the effect of environment light.
2.4 Image taking window
Image taking window contains actual image of work piece you are measuring. It can be static
image, which is good for you to execute the measurement, while running the program, it become
dynamic image, you can use direction keys of measuring image window to move work-stage in
order to change work -pieces image.
Window Interface Graphic

In this window, you can measure work-piece through program edition window to obtain
information what you need and click the right mouse button can call out the following items.

Save Map: Save the map in the image window as a CON file.
Make map photo: Its function is same as the Make a photo in the map list.
Delete labels: Delete the labels that you do not want.
Save Image: Work-piece can be saved as .bmp file. It contains cross line, measuring tools logo.
Show Cross-line: Blue cross line in the image window can be displayed or concealed. You can
click the right mouse button, then move mouse cursor to image option menu and click displayed
cross line, it will display or conceal cross line.
Border prompting Line:
In normal condition, cross line is blue, while intersection of cross line inspects a certain brim
point of work-piece, it become red. (Note: when you use cross line to get point, you should get the
point at the moment of red and blue conversion, so that you can get an accurate brim point.).
Hence, cross-line edge warning option will let operator control blue cross-line in work-piece edge
whether the color changed or not.
2.5 Program Edition Window

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This window locates at the down right of screen, it displays program edit state, includes
information of measuring unit and unit construction, such as tools and program etc. Window
function keys arrangement will has some differences due to the resolution of screen.
Window Interface Graphic:

Through integration and design, QuickMeasuring builds unit function key, unit constitute key
and visual tool function key on the left of program edition window. In addition, use color setting
and group array, it is divided unit function key, unit constitute key, visual tool function key from
execute control function key clearly, which is useful for application of the program.
In addition, this window also includes coordinate system, unit, angle which users usually use, it
is good for users convert graphic information.
Here, we will introduce some execution control function keys first. Such as unit function key,
unit constitute key and visual tool function key, they will be introduced in the following chapters.
This group can convert coordinate system between polar coordinates system and
Cartesian coordinate system.
This group can convert length unit between millimeter and inch.
This group can convert angle between degree scale and arc scale.
Origin of Coordinates:
This function clears zero the characteristic points or measuring unit user had. Press this key to
select zero clearing point or unit, QuickMeasuring will set the appointed point as origin of
coordinate.
Coordinate Compensation:
After clicking coordinate system, press coordinate compensation, then select the line segment
to be make compensation axis or select a certain unit creation function key to create measuring
unit for making axis compensation, QuickMeasuring will compensate automatically the line
segments put in by data as X or Y axis.
If without special designation, QuickMeasuring will automatically compensate the
appointed calibration axis with division line of 45 to X or Y axis. If it needs designation specially,
after axis compensation, you need pressing X or Y axis to clear zero. Please note: line segment has
directivity, if any carelessness, compensated coordinate system has the discrepancy of 180with
what the user wants.

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Cancel Structure Unit:


This function is to cancel the aim structure, (after you had created a unit, you can click the
button of cancel inputs to cancel the unit you had created).
Call out Unit
This function is used to call out existing coordinate system. It is also used to cooperate with the
function of primitive graph to call out saved graphic unit again for a convenient graphic use of
current program.
Bed Movement:
We can use the four-direction arrowhead and two-direction arrowhead to move the
work-stage and make the lens up and down. When you click this key and hold left mouse button
move to your needed place, the bed or lens will generate displacement in this direction, the far the
pull distance is, the faster the movement speed is.
We advise you move short distance at the beginning of using this system in order to make axis
move slowly, then moving faster after you know well about the software. Please note the distance
between the lens and work-piece, especially the Z axis is in lower position.
Auto Focus:
This function will help you to obtain the images correct focus. When you adjust the height of
lens to the position of focal length, press this key, system will automatically adjusts Z axis height
to obtain the correct focal length.
The magnification is more greater, the focal length will be more clearly. While point-getting, it
should be in the middle of cross line to ensure a stable pixel. In lower magnification, because the
zone the square frame includes is too large, the focusing variable is increasing, so focal length
change is also bigger and unreliable.
Focusing theory is based on image contrast. For example, when we use calibration block, with
some outline light source, the black, white or gray zone will be obtained focal length, because in
this work piece you can find enough image to execute auto focusing.
Now introduce the way of using it in CNC.
First: You must confirm that the move-axis has been calibrated.
Second: Moving the lens to look the image of work-piece clearly. And select the Auto
measuring parameter setting command of Setting menu. And set the suitable distance for
searching.
Third: Click this button and you will find some words as focusingand a green rectangle in
the image taking window. Now you can select the size of the focus and press the Enter key to
auto-focus.
Run:
This command will execute the program from the beginning to the end, but First the measuring
units are used to set coordinate system must be obtained manually by user. At this time, there will
appear information to ask user to get point manually. After finishing a coordinate system, the
program will execute automatically.

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Continue:
This function key is used to continuously execute program when it paused or break off. Press
this key, program will go on execution.
Stop:
Press this key, program will break off and wait for users other order, if need continue, press
continue key.
Volume label:
Using volume label, you can mark selected measuring unit in the measuring image window.
When you select one or more measuring unit than only one, click this key there will appear the
name and mark in the side of this measuring unit you can select. So, this key makes location of
special measuring unit more simples
Emendation Result:
After you finishing calibration, the record of calibration result will display at the drop-down list
box. Thus system has defined and saved a calibration modulus value for your measure work to
ensure a measuring accuracy. The calibration modulus value is connected with the resolution and
size of screen.

Chapter 3 Function key direction


3.1Mark Function Key
QuickMeasuring provide powerful label function to satisfy different needs of measurement.
You can find six mark buttons .they are as follows:

These buttons represent Distance labelAngle labelRadius label, Diameter label,


Linear label and Gap label So we can use these buttons to mark the units on Measuring
graphics window or the big map. And the result of label will show in the measuring graphics
window and the image window in the same time. The next, we will say the function and process of
mark one by one.
Distance label: we can mark distance between line and line, point and line, circle and
circle by using the button. The detailed process is:
First, make the Distance label button is down, then click a circle in the measuring window
and click another circle. After this, a green line will be display moving with the cursor. Move the
cursor to the place that you want and click left key of the mouse .we take the label between circle
and circle to example and show it as below.

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Image window

The relevant result of marking on the map:


Map

Image window

Angle labelWe can complete angle label between different pels. The detailed process
is:
First, make the Angle label button is down, then click a line in the measuring window and
click another line. After this, a green arc-line will display and move with cursor. Move cursor to
the place that you what and click the left button of the mouse. Let us take the angle between line
and line as example.
Measuring window

Image window

The relevant result of marking on the map:


Map

Image window

Radius label: We can complete radius label of circle or Arc. The detailed process is:
First, make the radius label button is down. Then click the circle or Arc in the measuring
window. And a green line will display and move with cursor. Move cursor to the place that you
want and click the left key of mouse. Let us take the radius of Arc as example:

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Image window

The relevant result of marking on the map:


Map

Image window

Diameter label: We can complete diameter label about circle. The detailed process is the
same as the radius label. Let us take the diameter label of circle as example:
Measuring window

Image window

The relevant result of marking on the map


Map

Image window

Line label: We can make the label in the X direction and the Y direction of units. Let us
take the distance between point and point as example.
Gap label: Using the label button, we can label the distance of the gap between two units.
3.2Unit Function Key
Unit function key is located at the middle of program edition window (window 5), it is showing
as grey bottom black line, in which all the units can be used in program. Each unit has its own
geometry information, and while finishing a measuring unit, QuickMeasuring software will
display the geometry information on unit summary window. If you want to revise units geometry
information, you can click the Tools menu, then select report setting to revise.

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Coordinate System:
You can use this function to create coordinate system. After appointing a X-Y plane, please
clear zero the origin of work-piece, then carry out the coordinate compensation. (Creation of
coordinate system in CNC auto-measurement is the basis of program auto-execution, so it is very
important to create a reliable cooperation system. We will teach you how to create a coordinate
system in the following chapters.)

Point:
This function is used to measure and define an X-Y-Z coordinates value of a certain point on
work-piece, it can also be used to definite a work-piece origin, intersection between units, the
center of the circle and mid-point.

Line:
The line is the unit with directivity, it is used to define the outline of work-piece, it also can be
created by other units. For example, the center of the circle with the center of the circle can create
a line. After finishing measurement, QuickMeasuring will automatically display in the summary
unit the center point coordinate, direction, length, straightness of line and some other geometrical
information that set up by users.

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Circle
This function can measure the center coordinate and diameter of circle, after clicking function
key, put in three points, then press multi-point model and put in more than three points. After
finishing measurement, it also will display radius, diameter, coordinates of the center of the circle
and roundness in the summary window. Meanwhile, it also will display graph in measuring
graphic window.

Arc
While measuring arc, press this function key, then select three points on the image of workpiece. If you want to select more than three points, after clicking Arc, then clicking multi-input
mode function key.
After finishing measurement, the radius and center coordinate of arc will be displayed in
summary window, in the mean time, graphic will be displayed in measuring graphic windows.

Distance
This function supplies you with the distance between two points or two units, after finishing
measurement, a broken line will be displayed in the graphic window, which is just for
distinguishing it with other units, such as line.

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Angle
This function provides user with measuring angle size and the peak coordinate. After pressing
this key, you can select four points, two points for each side. If you want to put in more than four
points, please press multi-input mode function key, then put in the data. If you are measuring
existing line in program, press this function key, then select the unit in unit window or directly
select the measuring graphics.

Gap
This function key make the process of measuring distance in parallel lines easily. We need three
points at the least. Firstly, make two points in the same side. Then make another point in the other
side. And the QuickMeasuring will give the distance between the two parallel lines.

Rectangle
We can complete the measure in length, width and center coordinate of rectangle with this
function key. after clicking function key, put in five points. The using steps as below: First, Select
two points to make the first side of the rectangle, Then select one point in the last sides separately.

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O-Ring
We need six points to make the O-Ring at the least(In addition that the points can make two
circles). Using this function key ,we can measure the OD ,ID and the thickness. You also can use
the Multi-point input when the circle is not you want .to make the more exact circle.

Circumscribed: The radius of the outline circle of O-Ring.


Inscribed: The radius of the inside circle of O-Ring.
Largest thickness: The max-thickness between out circle and inside circle.
Smallest thickness: The min-thickness between out circle and inside circle.
Thickness: The different center between out circle and inside circle.
Ring scale: Ring scale=1.0-(Largest thickness-Smallest thickness)/(Largest thickness +
Smallest thickness).
Plane
A Plane can be created using a minimum of three points. In most cases focus points will be
used to establish a plane. Planes have a center position based on the inputs, a direction that is
normal to the plane, and a flatness value when more than three points or features are used as
inputs. Distance measurements originate from the X-Y-Z center of the plane.
To create a plane, select the Plane feature icon, and then create three or more focus points on
the part surface. The focus points will appear as inputs for the plane. Use More Inputs for more
accurate results.

3.3Unit Constitute Function Key

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Unit constitution function key is located at left of program edition window (window 5), it is
showing as gray back and black red line. Unit constitution function key uses existing measuring
units to constitute new measuring unit to help user to write program more flexibly.

More Inputs:
QuickMeasuring allow user creating measuring unit with more points. Take arc as an example,
it needs three points to constitute an arc, while pressing this key, QuickMeasuring permits more
than three points in the same section of arc, if user hasnt used this function, QuickMeasuring will
use pre-set points, namely two points constitutes a line, three points constitutes a circle or arc. The
more the points you put in, the more accurate the result is.
Fit to center:
Use existing unit center coordinate system, fit to center key can create a new unit. Most of
conditions, auto-constitution model will execute this function automatically. For some special
conditions, you need to click this key to finish your operation by yourselves
Intersection
This function can form two measuring units to get an intersection. First, select point function
key, secondly, select intersection function key. Then select two measuring units which you want to
get their measuring intersection from measuring graphic window or program edition window.
Here QuickMeasuring will display a dialog box to tell user possible result and to be happened and
let him to select the result that he wants (selected result is showing as blue).

Perpendicular:
Using this function can create an auxiliary line which is perpendicular to selected line. After
clicking the function of vertical line, First select a reference line, then select measuring unit you
want to pass through.
For example, there is a hole on a work-piece, if we want to measure the shortest distance from
brim to circular hole, First finish the measurements of a line segment and circle, secondly select
line segment, then click the perpendicular function, you can select brim line firstly, then create a
circle with point function key, so that it will create a line segment which passes through the center

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of the circle, intersects with the circle and is perpendicular to brim line. The two intersections
generated are namely the two nearest and farmost points to brim line.
Parallel
The function of parallel is creating an auxiliary line to parallel the selected line and pass
through characteristic point of another measuring unit, its use method is similar with
perpendicular.
Angle Bisector
Angle bisector is a line segment which bisects an angle formed by putting in data. First Press
line segment button, then press angle bisector, thirdly select a measuring unit which you want to
obtain its angle bisector, thus there will appear a dialog box on the screen, and the dialog box will
display all answers for your option (selected results will show as deep blue).

Centered:
This function can look a point or a characteristic point of a certain measuring unit user had
selected as center, and pass through other measuring unit to form circle or arc. First, select
function key of circle or arc. Secondly, click midpoint circle. Thirdly, select a basic point or
measuring unit. Fourthly, select a measuring unit again. Thus program will create a new circle or
arc which passes through the characteristic point of this measuring unit.
Tangent:
This function usually will use tangent to create a virtual circle. First, select circle or arc
functional key. Secondly, press Tangent. Thirdly, select three tangent lines with line segment tool
on work piece. Thus program will use three tangent points in the triangle which are extended from
three tangents to create a new circle or arc. This function also makes the tangent calculation of two
existing circles available. Similarly, select straight line unit function key firstly, then click
tangent, and click the two existing circles in turn. Thus there will appear a dialog box as below:
then you can select tangent you need.

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Inscribed
This function usually uses circle or arc as basis to create an inscribed circle. Its principle is that
selecting three points freely in all constitution points of existing circle to create a new circle which
is the biggest circle and includes all constitution points. First select circle function key, then click
the key of inscribed circle. Finally select an existing circle or arc. Thus program will create a
circle which is internally-tangent to this measuring unit.
Circumscribed
This function will use exiting circle or arc to create a circumscribed circle. Its principle is that
selecting three points freely in all constitution points of existing circle to create a new circle which
is the smallest circle and includes all constitution points. First select circle function key, then click
the key of circumscribed circle. Finally select an existing circle or arc. Thus program will create a
circle which is externally-tangent to this measuring unit.
Zone
This function use existing circle as basis to create a new zone circle, so it is also called zone
circle. Its principle is that selecting the center of a minimum range interval (formed with two
concentric circles) in all constitution points of existing circle to create a new circle which is
middle circle of t circumscribed circle and inscribed circle. First select circle function key, then
click zone. Finally select an existing circle. Thus program had created a new circle.
3.4Visual Tools Function Key
Visual tools function key is located the left of programming edit window, show as gray back,
black and green line. Each key shows as different sampling tool, these tools can obtain actual
dimensions and coordinates data from image, it will create a measuring unit through
QuickMeasuring.

Manual Point Tool:


Manual point is used in selecting a peak of sphere or an unfixed selecting-point position. It will
help you to judge selecting- point position for finishing unit measurements.
After selecting the tool of manual point, move mouse to the position of selecting point, then
click left mouse is OK. You also can use pull function to move this point. In addition, you can use
cross-line location, press Spacebar to select point. (Brim scan of cross-line has been explained in
previous chapters, here we dont explain detailedly )
If there is a manual point, when program execution here will stop to wait for you to put in this
point, after that it will continue measure the next measuring unit. Due to this characteristic, we can
add a manual point in auto-program as pause point.

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Focus Point Tool:


This function is used in Z axiss selecting point or X-Y coordinate edge-finding, its main aim is
obtaining high precision measuring data. The principle of auto focus is looking the inner and outer
comparison of image center frame as standard. The more obvious the comparison of black and
white is, the higher the repeat accuracy is. The method of selecting point is the same as that of
manual point. After that, QuickMeasuring will execute short time auto focus to obtain the
measuring point.

Best Edge Tool:


This function helps us to find a best edge-find point, in terms execution time, this tool is simple
and the fastest. It can find the best edge-find in appointed zone by contrast and look brim
coordinate of which brim is nearest to center point as selected point.
After clicking this function, move mouse to the near of point-getting area, click left mouse,
there will appear a circle of which center has a square control point, then you can choose point on
the work-piece edge. While continuously using this tool, QuickMeasuring will remember and
continue to use the previous diameter data of circular frame you had used once. When the bigger
the zone you selected, the longer the time you spend on point-getting. After finishing points, the
circular and square control point will turn to green. Points chosen is showing as pink cross, the
pink point coordinate is also the data of unit calculation.
Pulling circular frame can change the area size; pulling square control point can change the
center position of point-getting zone. When circular frame is present as yellow broken line, which
means that the selected area exceeds image window zone, usually point-getting lying in the image
window edge will happen such situation. When circular frame become red broken line, which
means measurement is failed, possibly reason is the edge is not distinct enough.

First Edge Tool:


Rectangle frame point measuring tool is more powerful than circular frame point-getting
measuring tool, it can let you determine point direction, and is more flexible in point-getting way,
this is helpful for you to find more suitable scanning point. This tool will look the first brim which
was met in scanning direction as aim to get point.
You can get measuring point of rectangular frame according to the following steps. First, click
rectangle frame point. Secondly, move mouse to image point edge, click left mouse to definite the
first point. Thirdly, move mouse click left mouse definite second point. You will create a scanning
area and obtain scanning point.
Pull rectangle frame line will change the size of choice zone: pulling square controlling point
can change zone central position. After finishing point-getting, rectangle frame and square frame
both become green, the points chosen are showed as pink cross, the pink point coordinate is the
data of unit calculation.

Closest Edge Tool:

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The first edge point tool will let user each other 45 appoint edge control point of all directions
(total eight directions). Use the tool you will find nearest out-edge peak of the work-piece in the
sampling zone. This is most suitable in outline measuring.
In use this function, first click left mouse to appoint center control point, then pull mouse to
outer margin control point which can change point-getting direction and the length of point area.
You can change the width of point-getting area via using profile frame.

The Profile Circle Tool:


The profile circle tool is specially designed for circle hole. It can fast find light and shade
contrastive edge to create a suitable circle in appointed zone. Bit if the measuring circle doesnt
exist, incomplete or can not definite as a circle, this tool can not be used. In addition, if the
measuring part exceeds the image windows range, you also can not use this tool. You can use this
tool according to following steps: First, click circle measuring function key. Second, click the
profile circle tool key. Third, move mouse to circle center of measuring circle. Click. A square
control point and squire point as circle frame will appear in this position. Click circle frame line
and move mouse, you can change the frame area. Pull circle frame line to completely cover the
measuring circle. You can move square control point by click left mouse.
Line Tool:
Line scanning tool lets you measure a line segment in the window and obtain the information,
such as mid-point coordinates, direction etc
After clicking line scanning measuring tool, move mouse to the edge of work piece and choose
two points with mouse left key, it will appear a sampling area of which two ends of left and right
are square control point. You can pull mouse left key on the square controlling point to revise the
zones length, location, area and direction.
QuickMeasuring will carefully analysis and calculate the line segment information that
obtained from tool measuring area, then showing as pink means that point-getting is correct.
While executing, it will make measurement automatically according to program and sharp you set
up.

Circle Tool:
Circle scanning will let you measure circle and get the circles relevant information, such as
location, size etc.
Click circle scanning tool, move mouse to measuring circle edge you want to measure and
choose three points, after choosing previous points and go on third point, you will find that there
will appear a revised circle which is drilling through the previous points and moving along with
the third point. In suitable position, click mouse left key to choose the third point.
Then there will appear a sampling area with three square control points. You can click and
press mouse left key to pull for changing the location of circle, you also can pull the inside and
outside frame to revise the area size.
QuickMeasuring will carefully analysis and calculate the circles information that obtained
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While executing, it will make measurements automatically measure according to program and
sharp you set up.
Arc Tool:
After clicking arc scanning, move mouse to the edge of measuring arc and choose three points,
when you finish choose previous points and are choosing the point, you will find that there will
appear revised arc which is drilling through previous two points and moving along with the third
point. In suitable position, click mouse left key to choose the third point. Then there will appear a
sampling area with three square control points. You can pull by pressing mouse left key on square
control point to change the length and position of arc, you also can pull the inside and outside
frame arc to revise the area size and direction.
After QuickMeasuring carefully analysis and calculate the arc information that obtained from
tool measuring area, then showing as pink means that point-getting is correct. While it carries out
the program, it will make measurements automatically according to set up program, sharp.
3.5Three-dimensional unit function key
In the hand-measurement software, we convert two-dimensional to three-dimensional with the
button. These Three-dimensional unit function keys help us to make measurement of
any work-piece in three-dimensions.

Point:
Click the button and move the probe to make a measurement. Then we can get a threedimensional point. The metrical result contains the X,Y and Z of the point. You can define the
center of some work-piece in three-dimensions with this point.
Distance in same direction:
Click the button and move the probe to get three points at the outboard of one work-piece.
Then move the probe again in the same direction and get one point. And you will get the distance
in the same direction. The distance contains the thickness of the plane.
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Click the button and move the probe to get three points at the outboard of one work-piece.
Then move the probe again and get one point at the outboard of another work-piece. And you can
get the outboard distance. The distance contains the thickness of both work-pieces.
Inboard distance:
Click the button and move the probe to get three points at the outboard of one work-piece.
Then move the probe again and get one point at the outboard of another work-piece. And you can
get the outboard distance. The distance doesnt contain the thickness of any work-piece.
Outboard circle:
This function key is always used to make measurement of hollow cylinder. Click the button and
make sure that the height of probe is no changed and get three points at the outboard of the
cylinder. Then we can get the outboard circle. And the radius of the circle contains the thickness of
the cylinder.
Inboard circle:
This function key is always used to make measurement of hollow cylinder. Click the button and
make sure that the height of probe is no changed and get three points at the inboard of the cylinder.
Then we can get the inboard circle. And the radius of the circle does not contain the thickness of
the cylinder.
Outboard arc:
This function key is always used to make measurement of hollow cylinder. Click the button and
make sure that the height of probe is no changed and get three points at the outboard of the
cylinder. Then we can get the outboard arc. And the radius of the arc contains the thickness of the
cylinder.
Inboard arc:
This function key is always used to make measurement of hollow cylinder. Click the button and
make sure that the height of probe is no changed and get three points at the inboard of the cylinder.
Then we can get the inboard arc. And the radius of the arc does not contain the thickness of the
cylinder.
Plane:
As we know that three non-collinear points determine a plane. So we can make three points
with moving the probe to get the three-dimensional plane.
Dihedral angle:
The dihedral angle is defined as the acute angle of two non-parallel planes. Click the button,
and make three non-collinear points with moving the probe to determine a plane. Then determine
another plane in same way. And we can get an angle that it is the dihedral angle.
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The function key makes the process of measuring distance in parallel planes easily. We need
four points at the least. First, make three points in one side of one plane. Then make another point
in the same side of another plane. And the QuickMeasuring software will give the distance
between the two parallel planes. The distance contains the thickness of a plane.
Outboard gap:
The function key makes the process of measuring outboard distance in parallel planes easily.
We need four points at the least. First, make three points in the outboard side of one plane. Then
make another point in the outboard side of another plane. And the QuickMeasuring software will
give the outboard distance between the two parallel planes. The distance contains the thickness of
both planes.
Inboard gap:
The function key makes the process of measuring inboard distance in parallel planes easily. We
need four points at the least. First, make three points in the inboard side of the same plane. Then
make another point in the inboard side of another plane. And the QuickMeasuring software will
give the inboard distance between the two parallel planes. The distance does not contain the
thickness of any plane.
Cone:
We can get a cone with this function key. First, we make sure the height of the probe and make
three points with moving the probe in the same height of the cone. Second, we move the probe to
another height and make three points too in this height. After that we will get the cone.

Chapter 4 Menu bar description


4.1File
Its main function of is making file operation and exit operation, it has all basic functions of file
operation which are known by all of us well.

New File: Create a new coordinate system, new graphic elements, new programming
Open File: open .prog file.
Store program: save program, the format is .prog.
Program saved as: rename the opened file or revises the save route.
Input DXF file: Input the DXF file and get the graph.
Out put as DXF: open .dxf file. (AutoCAD default file)

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Store report (txt): save file as .txt.


Store report (Excel): save file as Excel table.
Store report (Word): save file as word.
Print report print saved report (saved graphic information).
Graphic preview: check graphic to see whether it meets your requirement or not.
Print graph: print saved graph.
Exit system: it is used to exit program software system. There will be an exit dialog box, ask
whether you need to save it or not.
4.2Feature (Primitives)
This is used to operate measuring unit and make calculation.

Insert this option lets you insert new primitives before the previous primitives you
selected
Select All select the current measuring unit at a time, and set all units tolerance, or delete
all units and doing new measuring.
Delete it is used to delete dissatisfied or inaccurate graph, and then make new
measurement.
Toleranceshow the tolerance dialog of the unit that has been selected for setting and
checking the tolerance.
Delete labelsdelete all selected labels.
Delete all labelsdelete all exited labels.
Horizontally movemove or copy the unit in a direction by fixed distance.
Rotationmove or copy the unit by fixed angle.
Mirrorget the mirror view of the axis you have selected.
StoreThis function is used to save selected measuring unit under the situation of noexiting the software system for a further usage of other programs. Usually, we will create a
common coordinates system, and then save the graph via this function for programs coming use
of this coordinate system.
In save dialog box, there is a non-repeated character string to show this measuring unit. Also
you can definite a new character string. You can call this saved unit.
4.2.1 Horizontally move
This menu command helps us move the units to the place where we want. The dialog as
follows:

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In the dialog, you can set the fixed distance of one axis to determine the direction of moving.
If you select the copy radio, unit same as the measured will display at the destination, and the
former unit is exist. You can define the number of the new units by yourself. If you select the
move radio, a new unit will display at the destination, and the former unit is lost. If you select the
per-place radio, a new unit will display at the destination, and the former unit is exist. But their
position is not changed with the changing of the coordination.
4.2.2 Rotation
The function can make the unit whirl by fixed angle. The dialog of the menu option as
following:

In the dialog, you can set the fixed angle of rotating. If you select the copy radio, unit same as
the measured will display at the destination, and the former unit is exist. You can define the
number of the new units by yourself. If you select the move radio, a new unit will display at the
destination, and the former unit is lost. If you select the per-place radio, a new unit will display at
the destination, and the former unit is exist. But their position is not changed with the changing of
the coordination.
4.2.3 Mirror
The dialog of the menu command as following:

In this dialog, you can select the mirror axis and the refer coordination. This function helps us
get the mirror of the unit. If you select the copy radio, unit same as the measured will display at
the destination, and the former unit is exist. You can define the number of the new units by
yourself. If you select the move radio, a new unit will display at the destination, and the former
unit is lost. If you select the per-place radio, a new unit will display at the destination, and the
former unit is exist. But their position is not changed with the changing of the coordination.
4.3Execution

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When a program has been finished and leaded in successfully, you can start this program via
carry out button in measurement unit window, also can open and control the execution of the
program by the carry out option in menu.

Auto-Execution: open a programs execution, use


Stop execute: stop a programs execution, use

button
button

Continue execute: when program is paused or stopped,

button is used to re-start program

execution
Re-measure: It is used to set up the times of program execution, the dialogue box is below

Break repeat: it is used to stop a program which is being carried out repeatedly.
4.4Tools
The contents of down-pull menu are follows:

Unit Calibration: This function is used to improve accuracy of QuickMeasuring, the steps as
follows:
First: Click Unit Calibration, there will be a dialogue box:

After click Yes, there will be dialogue box:

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Click Yes, system will guide you choose target in the down left zone of image window by
using profile circle
Second: After finishing target choice of First, there will be a dialogue box:

Click Yes, system will guide you to choose target in the down right image window by using
profile circle.
Third: After finishing target choice of Second, there will be a dialogue box:

Click Yes, system will guide you to choose target in the down right image window by using
profile circle.
Fourth: After finishing target choice of Third, there will be a dialogue box:

Click Yes, system will guide you to choose target in the up right image window by using
profile circle.
Fifth: After finishing target choice of Fourth, there will be a dialog box:

After input name of unit calibration, calibration modulus will confirm, this modulus will make
the measuring results more accurate.
Probe calibration: It is used to make sure the data of calibration.
SPC function: It can get the data of SPC.
Examine calibration: It shows call the calibrations have been exit in the dialog. And it is easy
to examine, select and delete any calibration for user. (NOTE: the calibration named McIns is
default, and can not be deleted).
Show/Hidden the Zoom In window: The Zoom In window is a window that floating the video
form view.
Solutions: You can choose a certain solution model in this dialogue box as tolerant choice
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Report setting: This item can let user set up the name of graphic primitive attribute parameter
displayed in the measurement unit and unit summary window (specific methods will be introduced
in unit summary window)
Saved Unit: It is used to display measurement units saved by user.

In this dialog box, you can choose single saved unit to delete, you also can all-delete key to
delete all saved units.
The number of decimal settingIt is used to control the number of decimal of dates of units.

Auto measuring parameter setting: In this option, you can define that saving the information
to TXT, Excel, printing report or not. The most important is that you can set the program stop or
not when the measuring unit is failed or out of tolerance.

4.5Setting
The list of the menu command as follows:

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Examine edge: This option can make conversion between video image and division image,
click this option will appear a dialog box as follows:

The division situation of image is as follows:

Cross line setting: It is used to set up the color and form of the cross-line.

Selection of image card:


It is used to select suitable image card.

Video Setting: It is used to adjust images brightness, saturation, tonality, tone, contrast and set
up video source and its format in order to make your image clearer and increase measuring
accuracy.

Lookup border setting: It is used to control the quantity of sampling points and the misuse
points to help you improve measuring accuracy.

Half Linear-scale: it will make logical division midpoint for linear scale date on a certain
coordinate direction. (For example, it supposed that some work-pieces linear scales data on a

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certain distance of X axis direction is 0.00000100.000000, after you choose X axis division
midpoint, the data on this section of linear scale displays as 50.00000050.000000)
Linear Scale Direction Setting: It is used to set the direction of X.Y.Z axis scales.
COM Setting: Provide four COM ports to user.

Offset data: It is used to compensate the measuring error to improve measuring accuracy.
Cut to manager: This function will admit you to switch between common user and
administrator. In order to enhance softwares security, we provide password protection to
administrator.
4.6 Map
Use this list, we can make photo, Label and save map.

Make Map Photo: Obviously, this function can make you take map photo for some images
that you need, and diverts dynamic image into more static images to deal with, it also makes
measuring and seeking work-piece feature point are more convenient. Click this item will appear
following dialog box:

In the dialog box, you can make photo in manual or automatic, specific step of taking map
photos as follows:
First click save map photos button to confirm the route you want to save, then you can use
move X.Y button or move Z button (the way is the same as work-stage movement) to choose
the image zone where you want to take map photos, and click Make a Photo button to take
pictures, you can take more pictures to combine them into a bigger picture. After taking map photo
ended, you can close this dialog box.
Open the Map: Click this item to lead in map photos, then you can find the map photos saved
by users in the measuring graphic window, simultaneously there is a green rectangle frame.
Image window also will real time display what you had chosen. Hence for a bigger picture
relevantly, this taking map photos way is more convenient for customer to look over a certain
part. You also can use middle key of mouse to enlarge or dwindle the picture.
Map Photo and Map Navigation: QuickMeasuring software can take pictures of the workpiece and make these pictures into one complete picture automatically. The map also can be used
to find any position of the work-piece easily. So it has greatly enhanced the efficiency of
measurement. Its important that you can mark on the map directly.

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Close the Map: Close opened map photos


Show/hide the Map: In measuring process by using map photos, you need to look over the
shape of measuring graph possibly or want to use measured unit to create new unit, here if you can
click this item to let opened map photos conceal so that the content of measuring graphic window
can be showed for you, if necessary, you also can click this item to display map again.
Save picture: This option provide different picture of the resolution for users. You can see
Save picture (640*480), and Save picture (1280*960), and Save picture (2560*1920), and
Save picture (5120*3840) in the list.
Setting colors of Features: Users can set the colors of features to act for oneself in this option.
4.7 Extract outline
Extract outline menu command can help us get the message of the whole work-piece or part of
work-piece. And provide outline following function.

The function of every menu option as following:


Extract outline point: Get the message of the work-piece in the range of the video zone.

Outline follow: A blue box will be in the range of the video zone after clicking this command.
And we can use the box to get the outline of the work-piece.
Output the outline point as DXF: Save the outline point that you have got as DXF file.
Delete outline point: Delete all of the outline points.
4.8Auto light:
This command contains Auto surface light and Auto bottom light. They can help users to
control the light easily. It is as following:

4.9Append function:
This command helps users to find the different of the work-piece with a outline-picture.
After you select the Work-piece contrast command, a dialog will be as following:

In the dialog, you can move the contrast graph to find the different of the work-piece and make
the contrast graph to DXF file in order to use it later.

Chapter 5 Measuring examples

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QuickMeasuring as a set of simple and easy-study software, you can create a measuring
program freely by using simple and convenient choice-point model, during measuring work-piece,
QuickMeasuring has recorded light source, magnification and measuring position of tools you are
using. Hence after you finish measuring first work-piece, your program has been finish too.
When you run QuickMeasuring software, measuring graph window, measuring unit and unit
summary window all are blank, after you start doing measurement, the information, such as the
name of measuring unit, graph and parameter value and so on will display their relevant position.
In order to make you more proficient in interface and basic operation of QuickMeasuring
software, Please refer to the detailed measuring example below:
First: Preparation
a) Start computer and Install QuickMeasuring software
b) Run QuickMeasuring software
c) Set up CCD magnification to the lowest magnification, the purpose to do so is letting
learner be able to operate window easily and get a bigger visual field for a convenient study of all
tools, especially vision measuring tools.
d) just contour illumination to 10-25% brightness or use the auto light function to get the
suitable light, and turn off other illuminations, adjust Z axis height to make image more clear, then
you can find that image-getting window appears the image of the work-piece to being measured.
Second: Create Coordinates System:
Creating a reference coordinate system is the preconditions that program carries out
automatically. Here we create the coordinate system at the down left corner, the steps as follows:
(1) Before program is running, please get one straight line in the left-down zone, the
operating step as follows:
(a): Click the Line button of unit function key and the Line Tool button of vision tool
function key in turn.
(b): Select two points on work-piece bottom edge, and QuickMeasuring will display a sampling
zone in the image taking window, in which measuring straight line will present peach-blow. You
can adjust the size of sample zone by using quadrate controlling point and sideline. Upon finish
point sampling, it will present a green frame line, and line 1will appear in the measuring unit
list, measuring graph window also will display relevant straight line graph.

(2)Like line 1, create line 2 along the work-pieces left edge.

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(a): Click point function key and intersection unit structure function key button
(b): Click in turn line 1and line 2in measuring graph window, there will appear Point 3
which was created by the intersection of line 1 and line 2.
(4)Click coordinates system unit function key, it will display coordinates system 4 in the
measuring unit list. Then click button of origin of coordinates function key, then click point 3
in the measuring graph window, there will appear the marking of three-axis return to zero point
3 in the coordinate system 4.
(5)Click the axis calibration function key, then select the line 1, there will appear the
marking of coordinate axis calibration line 1 in the measuring input list of coordinate system 4.
At this moment, there in the measuring graph window will appear a coordinate system sign,
arrowhead of which points to X axis direction. The original will be defined as (0, 0, 0).
Third, Add Measuring Units to Program (The creation sequence of this measuring unit is not
single)
(1)Move work-stage to make a circle on the being measured work-piece appear in the imagegetting window entirely, click the Circle button of unit function key and click the Circle Tool
button of vision tool function key.
(2)Choose three points on the circle edge to create a green circle sampling zone, you can
change the size and the position of sampling zone by dragging points and their edge, here will
appear circle 5 in the measuring unit list.( if the sampling frame becomes yellow which means
the sampling zone has exceeded the image window range, at this moment you can adjust workpieces position and dwindle the magnification to finish sampling, if the sampling zone is really
too big, you can do measurements by using model of More inputs, and the tool of Best Edge
Tool and Arc Tool). Meantime, measuring graph window will appear the graph of this circle.

(3)Move work stage to make a section of arc appear in the image-getting window completely,
click the Arc button of unit function key, then click the Arc Tool button of vision tool function
key.
(4)Set up three points on the arc edge, then arc 6will appear in the measuring unit list

(5)Move work-stage to make a bigger circle on the work-piece appear in the image-getting
window (It is unnecessary to appear the full circle), click the Circle button of unit function key,
then click the Best Edge Tool button of vision tool function key.
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(7)Move work-stage to make a certain edge of work-piece appear in the image window. Click
Line, then click First Edge Tool, along edge sampling two points form first point, and move
bed to another end, along edge sampling two points. Now it will appear Line 8 formed by the
above two points
Fourth: Run Program: Click the Run button and confirm the refer coordination. After this,
the program will run automatically.

Chapter 6 Measuring process and skills


QuickMeasuring 32 byte measuring software can make measurement for multi-types workpieces. In order to let you use this software masterly, here we give some representative measuring
examples for your reference. Some of measuring skills in these examples will make you get twice
the result with half the effort during doing measurements.
6.1 The creation of original coordinate system
Example 1: Create a simple original coordinate system under down left corner
1) Fix standard block on the work Stage
2) Set up contour illumination 15%, other illumination is 0%
3) Set up CCD magnification in lowest level
4) Move work-stage to make the down left part of the work-piece corner show in the imagegetting window completely, and confirm focus is correct.
5) Select line tool of vision tool function key.
6) Choose two points on bottom brim of work-piece to create a horizontal line (line 1)
measuring unit
7) Choose two points on left-side of work-piece to create a perpendicular (line 2) measuring
unit
8) Click point unit function key
9) Click intersection unit function key
10) Click (lint 1) and (line 2) to get intersection of two straight lines. Thus you had defined
a point which can be clearance zero and a line which can be calibrated
11) Click coordinate system function key
12) Click clearance zero function key of coordinate system
13) Click intersection (Point 1), then this point will be set up as origin of coordinate system
14) Click axis calibration function key
15) Click horizontal line (line 1), software will look this horizontal line as calibration axis
to make coordinate axis calibration.
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Example No.2: Look the centre of the circle as coordinate origin to create coordinate system
In this example, the one to sixth steps are the same as that of example No.1, so we wont
give unnecessary details here and will start to explain from the step No.7
7) Click circle unit function key
8) Click profile circle measuring tool in vision tool function key
9) Complete the measurement (circle 2) of the work-piece. Thus you had defined a point
which can be clearance zero and a line which can be calibrated
10) Click coordinate system function key
11) Click clearance zero function key of coordinate system
12) Click circle (circle 2), here this centre of the circle will be set up as origin of coordinate
13) Click axis calibration function key
14) Click horizontal line (line 1), software will look this horizontal line as calibration axis
to make axis calibration
Example No. 3: Use a unit to set up a coordinate system
Use the same circular hole and brim line as example No.2, you can create a coordinate
system only using a measuring unit. What is different with example No.2 is only the contents
displayed measuring image window. In fact, so-called single measuring unit is just coordinate
system measuring unit, so what you can see is only the sign of coordinate system in the measuring
image window instead of circular hole and brim line
1) Set up contour illumination 10%, other illumination is 0%
2) Set up CCD magnification in lowest level
3) Move work-stage to make the down left part of work-piece showing in the image-getting
window completely, and confirm focus is correct.
4) Click coordinate system function key
5) Click clearance zero function key of coordinate system
6) Click profile function key in vision tool function key
7) Complete the measurement of circle (circle 1) on the work-piece
8) Click axis calibration function key
9) Click straight line scan function key in the vision tool function key
10) Choose two points along the bottom brim of work-piece to create a horizontal line (line
2)
The function of Example No.3 is the same as that of Example No.2, the coordinate system
created is the same one. But comparatively speaking, Example No.3 can simplify program and
save time. But it is easy to confuse user if there is no any hint. Example No.2 avoids such problem
because circular hole and brim line both are displayed in the graph measuring window.
Example No.4: Start program through a point
Under some conditions, you can start your program through a point, the detailed way as
under:
Put standard block on the work-stage correctly. Then create a coordinate system.
1) Set up contour illumination 10%, other illumination is 0%
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3) Move work-stage to make the down left part of work-piece showing in the image-getting
window completely, and confirm focus is correct.
4) Click coordinate system function key
5) Click clearance zero function key of coordinate system
6) Click manual point-getting measuring function key
7) Choose a point on the down left corner of work-piece as origin of coordinate
Example No.5: Create a simple coordinate system (it can calibrate the error caused by workpiece which was put incorrectly)
While putting work-piece on work-stage, it is unavoidable to have some error, so we can
adopt following steps when we are creating coordinate system to calibrate error caused by workpiece which is put incorrectly
The one to third steps to create coordinate system are the same as that of Example No.4, so
we will start to explain from Step No.4:
4) Click Line button of unit function key
5) Click Line Tool button of the vision tool function key
6) Choose two points along the bottom brim of work-piece to create a 5cm length of
horizontal line (line 1), and set up the width of sampling zone also as 5cm or so.
7) Choose two points along with the left-side brim to create a 5cm length of perpendicular
(line 2), and set up the width of sampling zone also as 5cm or so.
8) Click point unit function key
9) Click intersection unit structure function key
10) Click line 1 and line 2 to get the intersection of two straight lines (point 1)
11) Click coordinate system function key
12) Click clearance zero function key of coordinate system
13) Click intersection point 1
14) Click axis calibration function key
15) Click horizontal line 1 to make the calibration of coordinate axis
6.2 The ways to create a reliable coordinate system
The accuracy of coordinate system will affect the accuracy of measuring. Hence creating a
reliable coordinate system is the most basic guarantee of making an accurate measurement, a
reliable coordinate system needs an accurate origin and axis calibration. If you want to create a
reliable coordinate system, you need:
(a) Using correct focus
(b) Create measuring unit by multi-points way
(c) Using longer straight line as calibration axis to reduce deviation error
Following explanations are the steps to create a reliable coordinate system
1) Set up contour illumination 10%, other illumination is 0%
2) Set up CCD magnification in lowest level
3) Move work-stage to make the down left part of work-piece showing in the image-getting
window completely, and confirm focus is correct.
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5) Click Best Edge Tool button


6) Choose multi-point mode
7) Along with bottom brim, choose a point individually at down left corner, midpoint and down
right corner to create a horizontal line (line 5)
8) Along with left-side brim, choose a point at the down left corner, midpoint and up left corner
to create a perpendicular (line 9)
9) Click Point button of unit function key
10) Click intersection button of unit structure function key
11) Click horizontal line (line 5) and perpendicular (line 9) to get the intersection of two lines
(point 10), this intersection is just origin of coordinate system to be created
12) Choose coordinate system function key
13) Click clearance zero function key of coordinate system
14) Click intersection (point 10)
15) Click axis calibration function key of coordinate axis
16) Click horizontal line (line 5), software will look this horizontal line as calibration axis to
make axis calibration
A coordinate system which has an accurate origin and calibration axis had been created
successfully, which is indispensable factor for a high-accurate measurement
6.3 Measurement of tiny unit
Any measuring action executor matches relevant position according to current coordinate
system. So, if the measured position gets a too small unit, we hardly finish the unit measuring in
auto execution. In that case, in order to carry out the program successfully, we suggest you
selecting a large unit to create a new coordinate system which is looked as location basis of the
tiny unit.
6.4 Measurement of central symmetrical work-pieces
Some work pieces are symmetrical. They have a common center point. When you measure this
kind of work pieces, you just need to put the center point as origin point, then you measure one or
more than one unit, at last select center point to create coordinate system, use graphic turning or
graphic mirroring to finish measurement.
6.5 The way to improve program execution speed
There are many methods to improve the execution speed of program, here list several methods
for your reference:
Try to let the point location near to actual edge and reduce the sampling area. The area of
sampling will affect time of edge-find. For the same work piece, if you set the sampling area you
set up increases one time, you need to spend 4 times time to finish the measuring.
Pre-set measuring route, in most programs, movement spends too much time, but if you can
consider your measuring route in advance, it will improve your measuring speed.
Try to simplify setting and preparation. Some times, owing to an uneasy correct put of workpiece and some complicated work-pieces which need change repeatedly different programs both
lead a lower measuring efficiency. So the fixed piece through good design will improve the
measuring efficiency.
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7.1Graphic Primitive Tolerance


QuickMeasuring software admits users to set positive/negative tolerance value selfdeterminately, and let applied unit include tolerance value. Besides, users can set one or more
tolerance values of units one time.
The dialog box of tolerance value of measuring unit is as follows:

The down-list box at the top left corner of the dialog box will display the name of unit that you
have chosen (point/circle), the nether list box gives you the measuring value, standard value,
upper and lower tolerance limit and standard error of each property parameter of this unit
Input Tolerance:
You can choose unit that you want to input tolerance in measurement cell row or measuring
graphic window, then click right key of mouse and choose item Tolerance(T) in graphic
primitive menu. The dialog box of primitive unit will display its positive and negative tolerance
value. The content of positive and negative tolerance includes measured graphic primitives basic
coordinates, size etc. You can input the value in the list of standard value and upper and lower
tolerance limits. Under proper conditions, the values all should be null in this list, and error value
will be calculated automatically and be recorded in the list of un-editing standard error, then click
the button of close and save, if the graphic primitive goes beyond error (i.e. measuring
value<standard + lower limit or measuring value>standard + lower limit), in measuring graphic
window, the graphic primitive is red filament. Otherwise, it is black filament.
Following illustration explains input and steps of tolerance:
a) In image taking window, create a circle with the function key of the profile circle tool.
b) Choose measuring unit in measuring graphic window with mouse, click right key of mouse,
there will be a pull-down menu of unit as follows:

c) Click the Tolerance (T), there will be a dialog box of unit tolerance like said above, it
contains the circles pre-setup parameters, such as, coordinates value, radius/diameter, perimeter,
area and out of roundness
d) Then you can click the list of upper and lower tolerance limit or standard value to do setup
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radius as 0.002 and 0.001 (note: the upper limit must be bigger than lower limit) and measuring
value is equal to standard, last if you click the Yes button, the software will save the tolerance.
And if you click the Cancel button, the software will not save anything of the tolerance.
e) After setting the tolerance of the circle, if you find the color of circle is red, it means that the
circle is out of tolerance.
7.2 SPC Function
1.Function Description
SPC is the abbreviation of Statistical Process Control. And it is an effective way to improve the
quality of management level of enterprises.
QuickMeasuring software has the function of statistics analysis of SPC. Convenient the Quality
assurance department to get data and report forms in direct. The software can discern the
measuring data, And count the max value, the min value, the average value, the standard value,
And make the operation of Ca,Cp,Cpk.
SPC can differentiate the normal change and the exceptional change of the process of product
in scientific. And take measure to remove the exceptional situation, to recover the steady of
statistical process, to lower costs, and to increase the quality. It is to stress the Prevention and
Control.
2.Using the SPC in the software.
The first step: Edit program or leading in program by the Open the file option of the file
menu. Before running the program, click the Auto measuring parameter setting option of Tool
menu to make sure that the Save as TXT radio button is selected. The txt file is the source of
data of SPC.
The second step: After the measurement (Note: Make the measurement in two times at the
least), click the SPC Function of the Tool menu, and you will find the dialog of SPC Function.
Listed below:

The third step: Click the Open the data file button of the dialog, and find the txt file that you
have saved and open it. Then you will find that the contents of the txt file have shown in the
Control list _ Double click to add file column.

The fourth step: Double click one option of pels, and its name will show in the Control
object column. Also you can get the standard value, the upper limit, the low limit value. It is to be
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The fifth step: There is a tab control at the SPC Function dialog. And you can find the
control object that you have added. Then select one of the options and you can get the SPC control
diagram and the SPC datan in the SPC control dialog. Listed below:

SPC control diagram

You will get the value of Ca,Cp,Cpk in the SPC control diagram dialog. You also can get the
SPC control line through changing the value of the standard and the upper limit and the low limit
in the SPC data collect dialog. At the same time, the software gave the SPC value in SPC data
collect dialog.
As mentioned before. You can analysis the product process in scientific to complete Statistical
Process Control.

Chapter 8 Print report and output report


8.1 TXT Report Output
QuickMeasuring can show measuring value and graphics on the screen, it still provides the
function of report output to save and deal with these data and graphics, the detailed steps are as
follows:
First, you measure the work-piece in image taking window to get measuring data and graphic
primitive.
Then, you select the save report (TXT) (T) item in the file down-pull menu.
Input a file name and save it in this dialog box, so that measuring data and graphic primitive are
saved in TXT file.
This report detail recorded the name of measured unit, graphic primitive parameter, and its
parameter value.
8.2 Excel Report Output
QuickMeasuring also can save measuring data and graphic primitive in Excel form, users can
amend and calculate the data in the excel form, detailed operating steps are as follows:
First, measure work-piece in image window to get measuring data and graphic primitive, then
click and choose the item save report(EXCEL)(E)in the file down-pull menu, QuickMeasuring
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In the first line of Excel form, there recorded the specific time and date on which the report was
saved, below that, there is detailed graphic primitive name, parameter and parameter value
recorded. And you also can save the Excel format save as .xls file.
8.3 Word report output
QuickMeasuring software provides the function that saving the data of unit to word file
automatically. So it is easy that operating about the data for user. All steps as follows:
First, complete the measurement of the work-piece what you want.
Second, click the file menu command, and select the store report (word) command option.
After this, the software of QuickMeasuring will write data to word file automatically.
In the word file, we can see that it contains the time of the report and the measured value,
standard value, up lower, down lower and the tolerance. If the unit is out of tolerance, the font
about the message of unit will be red.
8.4 Preview of Report and Graph
Print Report: If you select print report of the file down-pull menu, you will get a dialog.
In the dialog box, you can choose print all units or print all units within tolerance or print
all units out of tolerance, If you choose print all units, the report forms will include the presetup output parameters of all measured units.
You can set the report forms in the dialog box by yourself. For example, you can zoom in or
zoom out the report form. If the content of forms is too many, you can choose to divide the form in
two pages.
After setting the report forms, you can click the print button to print report
Graphic print preview: Choose the item graphic preview in file down-pull menu, there will
appear print preview dialog box of being measured unit which is being displayed in current
measuring graphic window.
Similarly, you can set graphic printing in this dialog box. The function is the same as the setup
of report print. Of course, if you want to print the graph directly, you can choose print graph in
the file down-pull menu.
8.5 Educe DXF File
DXF file is a special file for Auto CAD. It can educe graphic information saved by itself into
AutoCAD directly, and deal with it further. QuickMeasuring software is so powerful and perfect
because it has the function to save measuring results in DXF file.
QuickMeasuring software also can open AutoCAD automatically (condition is your machine
has been set up relevant AutoCAD software). We will detail introduce this function in the chapter
of QuickMeasuring special function. Here we introduce output to DXF file and input to DXF file.
As DXF Output:
First, after finishing measurements, you need to select File menu and choose as DXF
output, and you will get a dialog box to clue you to choose the route and name of file to be saved.
DXF file records relevant data such as graphic primitive names, coordinate value with proper
forma and so on.

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Chapter 9 FAQ and help


This chapter lists some simple method to deal frequently questions, to help you do some
maintenance, good use habits, prolong use time.
If the following solutions can not solve your questions, please offer your model, software
edition, PC operating system and your elaborate questions and error information to us.
a) Unable start or exceptional popping?
Please confirm dongle is correctly insert USB, drive program of dongle is completely installed.
b) No Image display?
Please confirm Image Card is correctly inserted into PCI, drive program and image card have
installed.
c) Image color distortion or software interface displays insufficiency?
Please confirm your screen setting, Resolution: 1024X768, Color: true color (32).
d) Why data output Excel can not realize?
Please confirm your PC has installed relevant software.
e) Why measuring precision error is large?
Please confirm accurately set comparing rule.
f) Image displays insufficiency or small range
Please contact our technician help you to revise relevant parameter.

Chapter 10 Terminology Explanation


Circularity: It is a kind of tolerance expression way of circularity extent for the cylinder, cone
and sphere. The perimeter of section which is positively intersected with any of axis is located in
between the two concentric circles. The radial distance of the two concentric circles is also the
circularity tolerance. The bigger the value, the bigger the circles
Deformation, the smaller the value, the smaller the circle deformation, means is near to proper
circle.
Linearity: it refers to the maximum displacement deviation value between being measured
pointes and norm straight line. The bigger the value, the bigger the straight lines deformation, the
smaller the value, the smaller the straight lines deformation, which means that it is near to
linearity
CNC: Computer Numerical Control
Soft-dog: it is a kind of brainpower software encryption techniques provided to opener of
software, it includes a hardware which is fixed on computer parallel interface and USB port, and a
set of port software together with tool software which are suitable for various languages. It is on
the basis of software encryption techniques, the purpose is to protect intellectual property rights
being used illegally by encrypting software and data.
CCD: Simply it is the soul window of Camera, and the CCD itself looks like a piece of IC chip
(the chip), there are many sensitive micro-components on the chip, the quantity of sensitive microcomponents will affect the image quality of camera directly. The sensitive components are called
"pixels".