SmartSweep problems

From: Monica & Glenn Whiteside (
Date: Fri Apr 10 1998 - 05:50:30 EEST

Anybody out there in RP land experienced any difficulty with SmartSweep,
especially on the SLA-5000's? On some builds it seems to work fine but on
this most recent build it didn't kick in until it was 1/2" above the other
parts in Z (the Buildstation User's Guide claims that it should only take
approx .125" of layer building in Z before the recoating length is
adjusted, page 3-15). Also, the recoater blade distance from the parts
currently being built is about 2" to 2-1/2" in the Y-direction whereas
before I've noticed it usually is 1/4" to 1." Anybody else experienced
SmartSweep variations like this? We have some extremely long builds and
we're trying to optimize everywhere we can. Is there anywhere where
SmartSweep parameters can be checked and/or edited?

I called 3D about it - since we are running Buildstation software version
4.1.0 they thought this might be it or they said on rare occaisions if you
translate a part in Maestro sometimes the part extents do not reset on the
spreadsheet and it still sees the previous location. Any help or insight
on this issue would be most appreciated. Thanks.

Glenn Whiteside
Cessna Aircraft


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