North Kingstown, RI – July 20, 2015 – Hexagon Metrology today unveiled PC-DMIS 2015, the newest version of the world’s most popular software for the collection, evaluation and management of measurement data. PC-DMIS is the flagship software package for Hexagon Metrology measurement devices and a range of other measurement equipment in the marketplace. This new release offers significant improvements for the inspection of point cloud data captured during scanning operations. Other enhancements have been developed for the tools, workflow and overall user experience. The software product was previewed at the annual HxGN LIVE event in June, Hexagon Metrology’s user conference held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
In this updated release, many improvements have been made to enhance the user experience, including a redesigned execution timer that is more accurate and respects partial execution. Improved probe animation increases offline programming efficiency. A new QuickGD&T selection speeds measurement routine building by creating all necessary features, datum definitions and dimensions with a single click.
“PC-DMIS 2015 continues the measureable trends toward improved workflow and the user experience,” states Ken Woodbine, president of the Hexagon Metrology software division. “This release marks another significant step forward, with even more valuable enhancements that contribute to overall workflow improvements across all areas of the product.”
Point cloud tools have also been upgraded to provide a simulation of the scan stripe for DCC CMMs, ensuring full target area exposure. The meshing tool now allows real-time data meshing during the scanning process, dramatically speeding up reverse engineering projects. Also included in PC-DMIS 2015 is a new cross-section tool, which creates deviation annotations directly in the graphics display for quick reference as well as archive reporting.
Other product highlights include new and improved sheet metal inspection tools for AutoFeatures to boost accuracy and reliability for complex geometries. PC-DMIS 2015 also introduces a new measurement strategy for optical CMMs, which provides measure-as-you-go functionality for measuring features that are too large to fit in the “Live View” field-of-view. With the new strategy active, users simply generate alternate active and void targets with multiple, quick-and-easy mouse clicks, while ignoring areas of non-interest.
PC-DMIS 2015 is now available for download. More information is available through local Hexagon Metrology commercial operations and dealers at www.hexagonmetrology.us.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.
With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.us.
Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.