CMM Automation Software with 3D Graphing Capabilities
Verisurf Software offers Verisurf Automate, a graphical, object-oriented sequencing and CMM probe path-generation software that creates automated inspection plans, executes the plans and then generates reports. With a 3D CAD measurement platform capable of automating CMMs, the software includes a 3D environment with graphical object-oriented programming and open standards.
The software’s 3D environment includes an object-oriented operations manager, CAD feature extraction and solid model associativity. Functions such as right-click options, customizable user configurations and drag-and-drop operations are said to enable users to program CMMS more quickly and automate CMM operation. Probe points and paths can be created and edited dynamically on CAD features or surfaces including specialized routines for helical and radial features. The software constantly maintains associativity between sequence tree objects and corresponding 3D graphics display objects such as CAD model features, probe points and probe paths.
In addition to 3D surface and solid modeling, the program also offers traditional 2D drafting and 3D model associative GD&T. Virtually all CAD models are supported, including AutoCAD, IGES, Inventor, Mastercam and SolidWorks. Optional CAD formats include CATIA with FTA, Siemens NX and Pro/E. Verisurf Automate can also create CMM inspection plans to standard STL files to automate the inspection of 3D printed prototypes and additive manufactured parts, the company says. Inspection plans are compatible with virtually all brands and models of portable CMM arms, scanners, laser trackers, optical trackers and stationary CMMs. The software also complies with open standards including DMIS and I++ DME protocol for CMM communication.