Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence launched PC-DMIS 2017 R2, its measurement software. This is the second of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2017, with continued service pack updates as well.
PC-DMIS 2017 R2 introduces Slideshow for INSPECT software, allowing users to create unlimited customizable layouts with inspection results populated during measurement, the company reports. The optional Slideshow tab (additional license required), can display multiple slides of dimensional and informational labels whenever users execute a measurement routine. The native mesh resolution is improved from import to visualization. PC-DMIS 2017 R2 makes it easier to apply a color map to the mesh data object and create annotation points, align mesh data objects to the CAD model or align a mesh to another mesh object, the company adds. The Vision Live View now displays which features have already been programmed without the need to swap to CAD view, and also offers an integrated focus graph.
PC-DMIS 2017 R2’s outlier filter has been improved to better handle noise on small arc segments and at the end points of a line, requiring less manual analysis and rechecks from the programmer. New AICON Optical Scanner support allows for automation of sensor acquisition and PC-DMIS measurement and analysis. CAM models from Vero Software’s VISI can now be directly imported into PC-DMIS, complete with identified ‘Control Points’ that can be automatically converted to measurements. CAD file import is now multiprocessor aware. Also, a new Virtual Machine dialogue is now organized in the tree view arrangement for easier machine selection, with an added Table Only category so programming can be completed even when the exact machine is not known. And a new CAD toolbar puts all the tools needed for CAD import and GD&T Selection in one place.
Other notable improvements for PC-DMIS 2017 R2 include: CREO Direct CAD Interface, 4-axis scanning, LSP-S2 Scan+ support, machine dialogue capabilities, HP-THD Probe support, New SolidEdge CAD Translator, QuickScan support for laser probes, accuracy using HP-S-X5 HD with long extensions and continued user interface refinement.
PC-DMIS 2017 R2 is available to download immediately.
For more info, visit Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.