Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence presents the latest release of PC-DMIS

PC-DMIS 2015.1 continues to set the standard for measurement software in every application

16 December 2015

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2015.1, a significant update of the world’s most popular measurement software for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of actionable manufacturing information. This release introduces new tools and technologies to help users of Hexagon’s metrology devices and a wide range of other measurement equipment deliver maximum value for any manufacturer. PC-DMIS 2015.1 offers overall performance improvements and major enhancements for measurement strategies and complex inspection tasks. 
Many improvements have been made to the AutoFeature measurement strategies, including the addition of a new Touch Trigger Probe Free Form Plane strategy, which will appeal to many users of touch sensors. Additionally, QuickFeature strategies continue to evolve, offering unparalleled speed in fulfilling the measurement task. Improved probe animation aids offline programming efficiency and new QuickGD&T selection speeds measurement routine building by creating all necessary features, datum definitions and dimensions with a single click.

“PC-DMIS 2015.1 brings several added and improved capabilities based on the real-world user feedback we get from our PC-DMIS customer forum as well as our Technical Support teams,” said Ken Woodbine, President of the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Software Division. “This release is focused on productivity gains and continues our evolution towards increased customer value in every area of the metrology process. These include measurement routine creation and validation, deployment, and data analysis. Also, the latest hardware innovations from Hexagon are seamlessly integrated, maximising total system efficiencies. PC-DMIS 2015.1 now supports the Travel Rack X1V tool changer innovation and adds improved rotary table error mapping for maximised accuracy on highly complex measurement tasks.”

Other areas of focus in this version include illumination calibration for multisensor systems, and point cloud measurement tools including a Cross Section Slide Show viewer. According to Woodbine, “Non-contact devices are proliferating, and our intent is to offer the best-in-class tools for optimising the information extracted from point clouds, regardless of the source. This has value across all our primary segments and many applications, whether in automotive, aerospace, electronics or medical. Therefore non-contact will continue to be a primary focus for us as we evolve the product further.”

About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.1bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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