Original Date: 05/23/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Digital Photos for Setup Guidance
(equipment: DYCAM Model 4 Digital Still Camera PCs and print/plot servers)
It is often difficult to precisely convey fixturing instructions in text and drawings. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport staff has developed a new system for recording fixture setups for later use through digital photography. When the initial or prototype machine set-up is completed, it is photographed using a high resolution digital camera. Both high resolution color and black and white images are supported. The image is electronically downloaded to a personal computer. A Windows-based image manipulation package provided with the camera allows the user to mark up and highlight key aspects of the setup image. Once the digital photo mark-up process is completed, the image is transferred to an Intergraph workstation to be included in the work package and archived in the integrated manufacturing database. The system is especially useful in precisely recalling setups years after the original setup is torn down.
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