Hexagon Metrology introduced PC-DMIS Touch, a measurement software for portable arm and DCC CMMs. Utilizing high-resolution multi-touch display technology, users physically interact with measurement sequences, feature variables, and report templates.
One-off dimensions are executed through intuitive automated measurement sequences while more complex measurement plans are created by simply measuring the features directly on the part, the company says. A graphical representation of the measured features is always displayed in the center of the interface.
The solution organizes measurement plan features intuitively by "Face"; through this organization, the user is guided through a full set of inspection tools, such as construction of features or feature sets, 2D and 3D dimensional reporting, GD&T configuration and more. Each of these tasks are completed by a simple, consistent workflow in which PC-DMIS Touch helps the user either select an already measured feature from the list, directly from the graphical representation, measure a new one or any combination depending on the required input.
As features are measured the user selects whether or not to display all or part of the corresponding data on the report while at the same time updating feature nominal and tolerance data. A quick swipe to the right provides instant access to the report with a statistical view of how the measured features are stacking up against their respective tolerance requirements.
PC-DMIS Touch will be available first for portable measuring arms in the coming weeks, and subsequently for CMMs in late 2013, the company says.
For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.