I just had a demp of Verisurf in my shop yesterday. It is VERY easy to use this software and a Faro arm to do just what you are asking. I also do a bit of reverse engineering. This software was designed to do just that. It is model based in that for inspection, it compares probe hits, calculates a vector, and gives deviation. It also will generate very dense point clouds because it is a scanning probe.
The cost of a new arm and the software is about $50k. The software is about $15k
I'll be placing an order in about a month.
I inherited a Haas TP-1 small tool room lathe that has been sitting in my shop for over a year. I recently started a project for this machine that add a small drilled hole relative to a blind bore on a square part. This machine does a good job but the hole isn’t always in the correct position, so locating on the outside square sometimes produces an out of location hole (scrap). I want to add a probe routine to the Haas to correct the out of location condition. I use a MACRO statement and work coordinate shift to enter the hole location in G54 & G55. I want to hard program this rather than using one of the operator interactive programs.
Can anyone out there help with this simple program? Renishaw and Haas haven’t been overly helpful. They have steered me to the manuals, but I don’t currently have these.