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This gadget is used to bring in the toolpath that the ShopBot Digitizing Probe creates when you scan an item.

Note: Only supports the .SBP file format of the ShopBot Digitizing Probe.

How It Works

This gadget reads the output data from a Shopbot Probe Digitizer and converts it into a usable 3D component in Aspire


Step By Step

To use this gadget just follow these simple steps:

  1. Start a new job in Aspire.
  2. Go to "Gadgets" on the toolbar and select the "ShopBot Probe Importer" Gadget
  3. With the Gadget running you will have the following options
    • Toolpath name: Specify the name of the Toolpath you would like the gadget to create
    • Tool name: Specify the tool you wish to use for the toolpath you are going to import.
    • Filename: Press the "Open" button to select the .SBP file.
    • Z Zero Set to table: Specify whether you would like the scanned item to be set to the bottom of your material set.
  4. Click "OK" to use the specified options and the Gadget will now create your toolpath.
  5. Go to the Toolpaths tab and preview your toolpath.
  6. On the toolbar now go to Model -> Create component from toolpath preview. This will now create a component from the toolpath you can work with and edit.
  7. From here you may want to select the component and apply a smoothing filter to filter out any unwanted noise.