Hexagon Metrology today launched PC-DMIS 2014.1, a significant update of the world’s most popular measurement software for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data. The new mid-term software release introduces tools and technologies to help laser and optical measurement devices perform better than ever. PC-DMIS 2014.1 delivers overall performance improvements and major enhancements for point cloud inspection and reverse engineering tasks. PC-DMIS is the flagship software for Hexagon Metrology measurement devices and a range of other measurement equipment in the marketplace.
Laser scanning and optical measurement systems benefit most from this release with new functionality to manipulate and manage point cloud data. Laser scanner users will find a new Mesh Command, allowing them to create a single mesh from any number of point clouds. Alignment and Filtering tools enhance the usability of laser scanning systems. A Blade toolkit module for point clouds also improves blade inspection efficiency.
“PC-DMIS 2014.1 is an ideal balance of usability advancements and innovative features to improve the user experience and the overall operational efficiency of the software,” said Ken Woodbine, president of Hexagon Metrology Software Division. “Our software development team implemented user requests, honed our existing tools, and put fresh new ideas into practice.”
PC-DMIS 2014.1 is compatible with the recently launched Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930 laser trackers, and provides a common software platform for shops using laser tracker technology. The software is also integrated with Teamcenter, an MMS (Metrology Management System) database package developed by Siemens, which allows users to open measurement routines and load NX models directly from Teamcenter.
PC-DMIS 2014.1 also introduces a QuickFeature selection for simple one-click feature creation from point cloud data with no dialogue box required. The new Colour Scale allows users to configure colourmap properties for both Surface and Point Colourmaps for finer customisation and the ability to save custom layouts.
Optical measurement systems gain a new distance-based Outlier Filter for the automatic-hit-target measuring method to reduce noise and increase accuracy. QuickFeature functionality is also added for Optical Sensors to easily create auto features from a single click on the CAD model without using menu options or dialogue boxes.
Other major improvements include the ability to create section curves from Clip Planes for easy feature creation on complex geometry. An updated method for 2D Angle Dimensions removes confusion and ensures the intended angle dimension is applied to the inspection report. Improved accuracy for dual arm CMMs is included with newly refined calibration algorithms. A new Laser Wrist Map algorithm that is nearly 10 times faster than previous versions has also been developed for multiple arm CMMs.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology (hexagonmetrology.com) offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.
With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world.
Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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