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Asset Probes

There are two tabs in the tracker library:

  • Asset Probes — Lists all reflectors, probes, and other measurement accessories available for the current tracker in Card View.

  • Asset Compensations — Lists the compensation records for a specified tracker in Table View which can be applied to different environments.

Perform the following steps to enter the Asset Probes interface:

  1. Go to the Asset Dashboard and select a laser tracker.

  2. Click on the drop-down menu next to the tracker name, then select and click on the Probes item.

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  3. Alternatively, you can also go to the Asset Detail View, then click on the drop-down menu to select the Probes item.

Asset Probes for a tracker mainly consist of three types of accessories, including

Note

The scan targets are only applicable to the laser tracker model ATS600.

When a new probe is added for a tracker in Tracker Pilot, the corresponding probe list will be updated accordingly in SFx Asset Management.

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The Reflectors Dashboard displays the list of reflectors available for the tracker in Card View by default (see the figure above). Probes available for a tracker are ranked by their probe statuses (Green → Yellow → Red). Also, probes in the same status will be ordered by the probe name in alphabetic order.

On the right pane is the Probe Details of the selected reflector, including four properties:

  • Name — Probe name

  • Comment — Customizable comment

  • ADM Offset — Offset of Absolute Distance Measurement (unit: mm)

  • Diameter — Diameter of the reflector (unit: mm)

Tip

  • The colored sidebar displayed to the left side of each probe card reflects the overall status of each probe. See Probe Overall Status for details.

  • The active probe is highlighted with a blue background. If no probe is being used currently, then the first one will be displayed by default.

  • You can click on the card widget of any reflector to view its details on the Probe Details pane.

  • Click on the breadcrumb at the top to quickly navigate to the Asset Detail View or the Home page.

To navigate to the Probes Dashboard, click on the Probes item from the drop-down menu under the Asset Probes tab.

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The Probes Dashboard displays the list of T-Probes, T-MACS, and Scanners available for the tracker in Card View (see the figure above). All of the three types of probes are displayed in a mixed view and ordered by the probe status (Green → Yellow → Red) by default.

The Probes Dashboard is comprised of three main sections, including

Associated Trackers

This pane displays the list of trackers associated with the selected probe and/or tip as well as the current status of the probe. The tracker being used is highlighted in blue. See the figure below.

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As a probe or a tip is interchangeable between different trackers, the list also shows the record of trackers that have been utilized along with the selected probe and/or tip.

Probe Status

The colored dot behind each tracker indicates the current status of the probe. When a probe is selected from the Dashboard, and a tip is also selected from the Tip list, then the probe status is the combination of the probe status and the tip status.

  • image65.png A red dot indicates the probe or tip is not compensated and cannot be used for measuring temporarily.

  • image66.png A yellow dot indicates the probe and/or tip is compensated and ready to use.

  • image67.png A green dot indicates the probe with the selected tip is compensated and in use.

If only a probe is selected without a tip attached, then the probe status only reflects the current status of the probe.

Probe Details

Under the Probes Dashboard, you'll find the Probe Details pane, displaying the details of the selected probe.

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The table below describes each property marked up with a number in the Probe Details.

Mark

Description

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The probe image.

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The probe name.

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The dropdown menu for a probe, including

  • GPS — Links or unlinks a GPS Tag to the probe.

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The serial number of the probe.

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Indicates the number of mounts attached to the probe.

Note

This field will not be visible when Mounts = 0.

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The customized comment.

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The geo-location of the probe. When no GPS Tag is linked to the probe, this field shows NO location.

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The probe status. See Probe Status for details.

Tip List

Under the Probe details, you'll find the list of tips available for the selected probe. Click on the > icon to expand the details of each tip.

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Properties displaying in the tip list include:

  • Face Name

  • Date and Time of Face Compensation

  • Tip Name

  • Comment

  • Date and Time of Tip Compensation

  • The Diameter of the Tip (Unit: mm)

  • Length of the Tip (Unit: mm)

  • Number of Mounts

  • Number of Faces

  • Shank Compensated state (Yes or No)

  • Date and Time of the Last Tip Check

  • Date and Time of the Last Tip Use

  • Tip Status (this is similar to Probe Status. See Probe Status for details)

Tip

The Associated Trackers pane would be refreshed once to reflect the real-time probe status when you select any tip from the tip list.

To navigate to the Scan Targets Dashboard, click on the Scan Targets item from the drop-down menu under the Asset Targets tab.

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The Scan Targets Dashboard displays all the scan targets available for the tracker, including surfaces and spheres. On the right, you'll find the Probe Details of the selected probe.

For a surface point, there are three properties displaying in the Probe Details pane, including:

  • Probe name

  • Customizable comment

  • The date when the probe was last used

For a sphere, there are four properties displaying in the Probe Details pane, including:

  • Probe name

  • Customizable comment

  • The date when the probe was last used

  • The diameter of the sphere