Import measurements from GOM Inspect XML

Automatically extract measurements, features and characteristics from XML written in GOM Inspect Exchange Format.

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High-level process flow:

  1. Measure part in GOM Inspect
  2. Export XML with measurements to a network drive
  3. Node-RED monitors shared folder and kicks off the data load flow
    • Read and parse XML
    • Save parts, features, characteristics and measurements to SQL database
    • Move XML file to archive folder

Required nodes

npm install node-red-contrib-readdir
npm install node-red-contrib-fs-ops
npm install node-red-contrib-re-postgres

Configuration

For details and sample SQL code go to our blog article.

Edit blue PostgreSQL nodes and enter your database connection information. Additionally, edit Inject nodes and change folder path to your XML files.

Create archive folder inside source folder.

General notes

File name should be in specific format: partNumber_partName.xml or partName.xml i.e. 9877212_Trunk lid.xml

Measurement date is based on file modify date.

You could add file watcher instead of an interval, however, depending on your operating system and where files are located it might not be supported or not working correctly. Pulling is a safe bet.

SQL code in the flow is written in a way that it won’t create duplicate parts, features, characteristics and measurements even if you reprocess the same file.

Released under MIT License

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Node Types

Core
  • change (x6)
  • file in (x1)
  • function (x1)
  • inject (x3)
  • split (x4)
  • switch (x3)
  • tab (x1)
  • template (x3)
  • xml (x1)
Other
  • fs-ops-access (x1)
  • fs-ops-dir (x1)
  • fs-ops-move (x1)
  • fs-ops-stats (x1)
  • postgres (x3)
  • postgresdb (x1)

Tags

  • GOM
  • XML
  • Postgres
  • SQL
  • measurement
  • inspection
  • import
  • feature
  • metrology
  • characteristic
  • part
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