Measurement Software Speeds Everyday Tasks

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched the first release (R1) of its PC-DMIS 2017 measurement software.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched the first release (R1) of its PC-DMIS 2017 measurement software. According to the company, the latest version of the software helps speed up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing. Another release is schedule for later in 2017, with continued service pack updates ensuring platform reliability.

The new version previews a tool that leverages multithreading on multi-core PCs to speed path optimization. QuickMeasure tools are extended to basic scanning operations, and a new measurement strategy for AutoFeature Plane enables discrete point selection. QuickFeature selection is also now available in the Live View on optical coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Point cloud tools have also been enhanced. These include a new Caliper tool for two-point checks is said to work like physical calipers, while improved Zoom and Rotation for Portable Scanners enables scan data to flow more smoothly into the Graphic Window.  A new Size Dimension option allows local and global sizes for ASME and ISO standards, and a new Feature-Sensor mapping tool brings enhanced QuickFeature control for multi-sensor measurement routines.

PC-DMIS 2017 R1 also debuts two new accessory applications designed for the shopfloor environment: Inspect and Notification Center. Inspect is a simple-to-configure platform to run PC-DMIS measurement routines and view reports. Notification Center helps the user keep an eye on multiple inspection processes with configurable warnings from embedded or external CMM lights as well as multiple sound events.

This version makes it easier to find and learn about the new features and enhancements of the software by adding a What’s New pop-up animation that activates upon startup. The release notes have also been organized for easy access to the most important information.