HOW TO: Remeasuring with Always Adapt using a partial run
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written: 01/12/2009
last modified: 03/15/2024


QC-CALC Real-Time 3.0 or 3.2.


It is common to have large inspection routines on your CMM with 100 or more features that take 30 minutes or more to run. In cases like this, sometimes a couple features fail because they are dirty. Since the rest of the features are good, you just want to remeasure those few features rather than waiting for the entire routine to run again.

Fortunately, if you are using Always Adapt in QC-CALC Real-Time, you can do this and only replace the features you measure. Always Adapt uses the feature name in order to determine where the data should go. Under normal circumstances, if you are using Always Adapt and measure only 2 of you 100 features, QC-CALC will create a new part with those two features and the remaining 98 features will be considered deleted.

However, if you are remeasuring a part in QC-CALC, a partial run will only replace the features that are measured. The remaining features will be left alone.


  1. Make sure you are in Always Adapt mode. To do this, go to Tools > Options > Data Collection > Actions. In the drop down at the top of the screen labeled "If the number of machine dimensions in part does not match those in the file", choose Always Adapt.
  2. Right click the part to remeasure and click Remeasure Record in the popup menu. The following remeasure screen will appear.

NOTE: You do not have to right click the exact dimension you are remeasuring any dimension in the part will do. Also, you can right click on any record in the QCC file. It does not have to be the last record.

  1. Run your partial inspection routine on your CMM. When the measurement results come in, the correct measurements will be replaced and the remaining measurements will not be touched.
  1. Continue measuring parts normally.

Applies To

QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.10
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.20
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.00


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