Hexagon Metrology announced the launch of PC-DMIS 2013, the latest version of its metrology software. PC-DMIS focuses on the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data to reduce scrap, improve throughput, reduce costs, and build lean manufacturing operations, the company says.
Among the enhancements, PC-DMIS 2013 includes a new Width Construction feature, which facilitates the construction of width features from two opposing sides of a notch, tab, or other similar surface. Two dimensional width features can be secondary and tertiary datums, while a 3D width can be used as the primary datum.
Other enhancements include a new ClearanceCube definition that allows collision-free movement around complex geometries without a CAD model. The user simply sets two points at opposing corners of the measurement piece or holding fixture and PC-DMIS 2013 automatically creates the ClearanceCube definition. The same tools may be used to adjust offsets and toggle work-planes or features on and off. Collision Detection Path lines now blink when selected to ensure there are no missed probe collisions.
PC-DMIS 2013 also includes new Solidworks, JT and CATIA v6 Direct CAD Translators, plus updated support for CATIA v5, Pro/E, and Unigraphics. It also includes updated Direct CAD Interface support for CATIA v5, Pro/E and Unigraphics.
For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.