Hexagon Metrology has launched enhanced releases of PC-DMIS 2012 MR1 and DataPage+ 2012 Statistical Process Control (SPC) software. Both software programs offer new tools and improved features for inspection and measurement applications.
PC-DMIS 2012 MR1 offers improved Model-Based Definition support. A user can import a CAD model with embedded dimensional data into PC-DMIS, activate the ClearanceCube function, then click on a feature control frame and watch as the software automatically builds inspection plan features and dimensions.
The new Custom Probe utility streamlines the configuration of non-standard probes for measurement planning, from a custom stylus to a complex, hand-built probe cluster. A simple graphical interface guides the process and displays the results in real time. The solution also includes a new Windows OS application installer with a built-in automatic software updater.
DataPage+ is an SPC toolset for metrology data with real-time monitoring, graphical reporting, and automatic report delivery. The new release delivers many system upgrades for efficiency and ease-of-use, as well as FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance, the company says. It includes enhanced custom reporting features enabling users to include any report object on the same page such as a CAD model, Chart or Text. In CAD and Custom Reports, users can generate graphical analysis plots for profile dimensions.
Parent company Hexagon AB also announced it had acquired New River Kinematics (NRK), an engineering company that specializes in 3D analysis software for portable metrology applications.
NRK develops and supports the industry standard in portable metrology software solutions. SpatialAnalyzer (SA), the company's flagship offering, is used to address challenges related to large scale measurement with portable metrology devices in manufacturing plants around the world.
"When it comes to industries like aerospace and shipbuilding, where parts are either very large or very expensive, mitigation of continuous rework is an absolute necessity, NRK's software facilitates this," said Norbert Hanke, president, Hexagon Metrology. "From single part inspection to highly accurate, large scale multi-instrument surveys, SA's advanced analysis capabilities support large-scale manufacturers who have no other option but to make components that fit."
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