Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2016, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. This release introduces new tools and technologies to help metrology equipment users collect, evaluate, manage and present actionable manufacturing information in more effective ways, delivering maximum value for any manufacturer.
PC-DMIS 2016 offers overall performance improvements and major enhancements for measurement strategies and complex inspection tasks. CAD and graphics improvements help users take full advantage of embedded GD&T, offering one-click inspection routine generation and added validation functionality to notify the inspector of possible problems in the model before they become actual problems in the measurement process. A new section cut tool is ideal for sheet metal, aerospace and medical applications, or anywhere that surfaces require fast and reliable measurements based on fixed cross-sectional relationships to a coordinate system. PC-DMIS 2016 also makes it easier for users to get cross-section data quickly by moving the pointer along a section cut to see deviations in real time and clicking on any spot that needs reporting.
“PC-DMIS 2016 delivers workflow improvements for faster measurement routine generation and enhanced measurement strategy algorithms to maximise confidence in the results,” said Ken Woodbine, President of the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence software division. “Each enhancement offers maximum speed through your day-to-day tasks with compressed workflows, while intelligent automation increases confidence in your final result. The results are increased productivity in your metrology operation and maximum confidence for your data-driven manufacturing processes.”
Application performance has been optimised for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and report printing. Feature-Based Measurement and Mini-Routines options have been simplified, making them faster and easier to use. Also, new path line options allow the user to assign different colours to path lines to differentiate between moves, probe rotations, and hit points providing quick reference and easier adjustments. A new Measurement Strategy editor offers customisable parameter values for each feature type to use when importing inspection plans or create a Quick Features.
PC-DMIS 2016 is available to download immediately. More information is available through local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.
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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (hexagonmi.com) is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.
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