What Changes has the Continuing Modification of Geometrical Product Specification Brought for QUINDOS in the Short Term?by Karin Schneider on May 17, 2017 From Ask The Experts
A pilot implementation of the new GPS standards in ISO 14405-1:2010 on linear sizes was introduced with QUINDOS release version Q7.10.14363, and user-friendliness was a key focus during its realisation. The standard defines tolerances of linear sizes with an ISO size tolerance-code in line with ISO 286-1, as well as providing tools to allow users to realise various types of size characteristics.
In the pilot implementation with QUINDOS, a visualisation was generated in the dialogue according to the inputs (feature of size, modifiers, dimensions), which corresponds with the drawing specification. This concept ensures that users can confidently apply the new norm, in particular with support from the integrated plausibility checks. The command already complies with ISO 14405-1.
The most recent norm developments were also considered when implementing the verification of line profiles with variable tolerance zone (UZ) according to ISO 1660. This will be available in the upcoming QUINDOS release with the same interactive dialogue concept. New developments when evaluating flatness on partial area will be also available in a forthcoming release version. Both commands are already integrated as test implementations.
Karin Schneider is the QUINDOS Product Manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. She is a qualified industrial engineer and since joining Hexagon in 2008 as an application engineer, has become a software and marketing expert for the powerful QUINDOS coordinate metrology software.