Hexagon AB Strengthens Solutions Portfolio With Acquisition Of External Array Software

RationalDMIS Enhances Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division’s Metrology Software Offering

01 August 2018

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, recently announced the acquisition of External-Array Software, a software development company that specialises in providing user-friendly and high functionality metrology software for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturers. Founded in China in 2005, External-Array joins Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division.

With simplified programming modes, customisation capabilities and strong compatibility, External-Array’s solutions have helped the company establish an international reputation and a large customer base in China. RationalDMIS CMM software, developed by External-Array, features an intuitive interface and drag and drop programming, designed to help trainee users quickly acquire the required operational skills and knowledge. With functions such as real-time graphical display, path simulation, collision detection and measuring planning, users can enhance measurement control and visibility. In addition, the software’s high compatibility enables support for different sensors, controllers and CMMs.

“The acquisition of External-Array further enriches Hexagon’s metrology software solutions, providing more software choices for entry level CMMs,” said Norbert Hanke, President and CEO of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The customisation function of RationalDMIS software in particular offers customers a solution tailored to their operations, helping them to target their needs and objectives and drive productivity.”

External-Array was fully consolidated as of 1 August 2018. This acquisition has no significant impact on Hexagon’s earnings.

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Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

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