Hexagon Metrology premieres the latest PC-DMIS release

PC-DMIS 2015 continues to set the standard in measurement software for every applicatio

08 June 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 point cloud inspection amongst other enhancements to the tools, workflow and overall user experience.

In this updated release, many improvements have been made to the user experience, including a redesigned execution timer that is more accurate and respects partial execution. Improved probe animation helps 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 continues the measureable trends towards great product stability and improved 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 while scanning, dramatically speeding up reverse engineering projects. Also added is a new cross-section tool, which creates deviation annotations directly in the graphics display for quick reference as well as archive reporting.

Other new highlights include improved sheet metal inspection tools for AutoFeatures to improve accuracy and reliability for complex geometries. Also, PC-DMIS 2015 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 mouse clicks quickly and easily ignoring areas of non-interest.

PC-DMIS 2015 will be available in June. More information is available through local Hexagon Metrology commercial operations and dealers.

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