Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases 2017 Version of I++Simulator
Eighth Release of Measurement Process Simulation Tool Offers Virtual Coordinate Metrology04 July 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has published I++Simulator Release Version 2017 (V8.0.17114.1), the new release of its simulation software for measuring equipment. Focused on ‘virtual coordinate metrology’, the latest version of the software is designed to play a key role in the move towards automated production processes.
I++Simulator allows users to simulate existing measurement programs and create new programs for their specific metrology hardware and software, as well as peripheral equipment such as robots and part handling systems. Its offline programming capability is ideal for the design and feasibility testing of automated metrology systems, while the package also supports operator training. New part programs can also be created offline to maximise equipment uptime.
The updated version of the software supports additional sensors and tool racks to ensure accurate modelling of the customers’ metrology environment. Improvements have been made to the probing and scanning strategies for optical sensors while the new release also features improved support for Hexagon’s HP-O optical interferometric sensor, such as sweep scan functionality ideally suited to blade and blisk inspection.
“With the new version of I++Simulator, we continue to offer state-of-the-art visualisation, simulation, interaction and animation tools to support productivity improvements for our customers,” said Gianni Gencarelli, I++Simulator Product Manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The software provides a modern and efficient platform for operators to fully-utilise their measurement equipment and maximise the potential of investment in automated systems.”
I++Simulator Release Version 2017 (V8.0.17114.1) is available now in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Windows 10 is also supported.
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division 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.
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