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Calypso Tip #12 - Caliper Distance

A few years ago, a new tool was added to Calypso, called Caliper Distance. This characteristic makes it easier to measure min/max distances between circles, as shown below.

Zeiss Calypso Caliper Distance

In the past, you would have to create theoretical features and intersections first. The Caliper Distance also has the flexibility to report average/min/max distances from other features, such as planes and cylinders.

Look for Caliper Distance under the menu: Size - Distance - Caliper Distance.

The "determined from..." option allows you to report distances from the calculated geometry (CAD Entities), or from the true min/max points (Measuring Points). The Measuring Points option is useful when you need a direct physical comparison to a caliper measurement, including any form deviation on the surface.

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