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CALYPSO Tip: Circle Feature Calculations

Evaluation Methods In CALYPSO, within the feature, there is an option to modify the mathematics that is used to calculate the diameter and its center. Calypso allows you to select various mathematical calculations as prescribed by the ASME and DIN ISO standards.

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Different Evaluation Methods

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Least Squared The LSQ or least squared calculation takes the average of the data to calculate the diameter and location of the center of the feature. Outliers do not really have much effect on this feature as everything is averaged.

Minimum Feature The minimum feature is calculated by finding the radial difference between two concentric circles. The inner circle passes through the minimum point and the outer circle passes through the outer point. Filtering of the data is highly recommended for this method.

Least Squared

Minimum Feature

Minimum Circumscribed With the minimum circumscribed calculation, the feature is as large as is necessary to contain all of the measured points. The center of the feature will move accordingly. A high number of points is recommended with filtering and outlier elimination.

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Maximum Inscribed The maximum inscribed calculation is the largest feature that will fit within the supplied data. Outlier and filtering are recommended because the calculation is based on extreme points.

Minimum Circumscribed

Maximum Inscribed

Outer Tangential The outer tangential is based on the three highest points relative to the average center. This is more applicable to a plane rather than a circle. A high number of points is recommended with filtering and outlier elimination, as it is the outermost points that are considered.

Inner Tangential The inner tangential is based on the three lowest points relative to the average center. This is more applicable to a plane rather than a circle. A high number of points is recommended with filtering and outlier elimination, as it is the innermost points that are considered.

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Outer Tangential

Inner Tangential

Origin of Feature Moves Notice that the minimum circumscribed and maximum inscribed yield the same results as the inner and outer tangential. This is not the case if we consider a plane.

Origin of Feature Moves

Origin of Feature Moves

Tangential Elements Tangential elements normally relate to planar surfaces. The first step that CALYPSO does is to create an average plane through the feature.

Outer Tangential Plane Once the average plane is defined, the outer tangential plane is created from the three highest points. This creates a plane that represents the part resting on a solid surface (the three highest points).

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Tangential Elements

Outer Tangential Plane

Inner Tangential Plane With the inner tangential plane, the three lowest points relative to the average plane are selected. A large number of points is recommended with filtering and outlier elimination as the plane is calculated from the extreme points.

Inner Tangential Elements