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Hexagon Metrology Releases PC-DMIS 2010

By DE Editors

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of PC-DMIS 2010, the latest version of its CAD-based metrology software. PC-DMIS is developed by Wilcox Associates Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company.

Hexagon Metrology Releases PC-DMIS 2010

PC-DMIS 2010 is a family of software products covering metrology hardware platforms and solutions sold under the banner of enterprise metrology solutions (EMS). PC-DMIS 2010 rolls out enhanced versions of PC-DMIS CMM, PC-DMIS Portable, and PC-DMIS Vision software. The release also introduces new products such as PC-DMIS Planner and the DataPage+ suite of products.

“PC-DMIS 2010 is a major product release for the metrology industry, not just an incremental software upgrade,” says Ken Woodbine, president of Wilcox Associates, Inc. “2010 is the culmination of development projects that have been in the works for several years. It also includes new hardware categories that have been added to the Hexagon Metrology group since the last major release of PC-DMIS. For example, the integration of PC-DMIS Portable with the new Leica TDRA6000 Total Station is a significant new interface.”

The core product of the EMS suite is PC-DMIS CMM, which is used primarily on automated coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).  A new feature allows users to select animation path lines and either insert a safety move at the point of selection or jump to that command location in their part program

PC-DMIS 2010 offers enhanced support for the new Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) ANSI Y14.5 2009.  New Comment functionality allows users to display pictures, videos, or text to aid the operators in executing a measurement routine.

Other new measurement capabilities include integration with the supported non-contact 3D laser line sensors. New capabilities for non-contact sensors include enhanced visualization of all parameters for programming laser-based 3D geometric features, as well as re-execution of laser based measurement routines. PC-DMIS 2010 has been enhanced to handle the large point clouds that are commonly gathered with these types of sensors.

PC-DMIS 2010 is now available for shipment with Hexagon Metrology brands Brown & Sharpe, DEA, Leitz, Leica Geosystems, and ROMER.

For more information, visit the PC-DIMS site.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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