What’s New in QUINDOS 2021.1

Automated Inspection Planning – QUINDOS expands its portfolio

A computer screen showing QUINDOS metrology screen. The data shown is a reference block being inspected by a touch probe on the right hand side of the screen is the scan data.
QUINDOS 2021.1 is the latest release of Hexagon’s world-leading analysis tool, which combines the metrological core competencies of the aerospace, energy, automotive, and engineering industries.

QUINDOS is a trusted partner due to its backward compatibility and provides a range of options developed for projects in an industrial setting. The core offers a comprehensive range of functions to realise metrological solutions for standard geometries and complex tasks.

The new QUINDOS release version expands the CAD functionalities and creates new fields of application by integrating a new line sensor.

  • QUINDOS 2021.1 offers new possibilities to transform GD&T information into PMIs (Product Manufacturing Information) and to integrate them into existing 3D-CAD models
  • QUINDOS 202.1 provides new interactive generation methods for planes, which support the generation of nominal points on the 3D-CAD model in an optimised form and in accordance with the part surface
  • Previously interactive generation methods for planes have been transformed into new commands for the CNC mode, which use globally standardised measurement strategies and can be modified

Click on “Features & Benefits” for more information on key new functionality and improvements.

QUINDOS 2021.1 also includes various improvements and fixes for the core and individual QUINDOS modules.

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New features for QUINDOS inspection planning with PMIs

QUINDOS provides a range of new functions to import and translate GD&T information into PMIs.

QUINDOS 2021.1 provides two new methods for data import to complement the previously entirely interactive integration of user-defined PMIs:
  • Automated optical character recognition (OCR) can be used to efficiently import digitised drawings
  • Based on the import of DFD files following the standardised Q-DAS AQDEF format, pre-processed information can be interactively assigned to the surfaces in the 3D CAD model

The necessary specifications for the inspection features are imported automatically.

Missing PMI inspection features in the native 3D-CAD model can be efficiently integrated into the data and the automated inspection planning process using the new methods.

Import of inspection features via OCR utilises existing 2D drawings, which are loaded into QUINDOS as images or PDFs. QUINDOS transforms the drawing information into a clearly structured table while simultaneously displaying the part drawing. Features that are selected in the table are automatically highlighted on the drawing so that users can easily identify the surfaces on the model to which the PMI are assigned.

DFD data import offers the same level of ease. Due to the simple syntax, existing DFD files based on the Q-DAS AQDEF format can be modified, if needed, and imported. The necessary information to create the PMIs is automatically translated from the K-fields and presented for interactive assignment to the 3D-CAD model.

Both methods can also be applied to standardised 3D-CAD models (IGES, STEP), which normally do not contain PMIs. On the metrology side, all necessary inspection features and their specifications are integrated as PMIs in the model in the first step. At the end of the process, the 3D-CAD model is wholly equal to a native CAD model with PMI data from Construction, thus enabling simple, reproducible inspection planning with PMI support.


New generate methods for QUINDOS BASIC

The existing interactive methods for planes in a CAD model have been enhanced with a range of new variants and optimised, allowing faster, field-tested nominal point generation on parts.


In addition, interactive generate methods for planes can now be implemented in CNC mode. Thus, QUINDOS users have a wide variety of available points patterns at their disposal. QUINDOS now contains a library of strategies for this purpose. The user can modify the methods as required and draw upon them to design customised methods.


QUINDOS BASIC: new hardware support

QUINDOS 2021.1 supports the Nikon LC15Dx line scanner, which further expands the portfolio of optical sensors thanks to its accuracy. The integration enables highly flexible solutions. In combination with the multisensor technology SENMATION and support for 4-axis scanning, the Nikon LC15Dx is a sensor solution offering throughput on a superior level and paves the way to new fields of application.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating System QUINDOS 2021.1 runs on 64-bit Windows® 10.

The minimum requirement is Windows® 10 Version 1909.

The recommended version is Windows® 10 Version 2004.

Microsoft .NET Framework Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 for Windows is required. The QUINDOS installer will install it for you.

Hardware We recommend the following hardware configuration when using the QUINDOS software package including CAD options and when using QUINDOS with the QUINDOS Reshaper option or the I++Simulator software package:

  • Processor: Intel® Xeon® W-2125 4,0 GHz, 4,5 GHz Turbo, 4-Core, 8,25 MB Cache
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4-RDIMM (4 x 8 GB), 2.666 MHz
  • Graphics card: Nvidia Quadro RTX4000, 8 GB, 3DP, VirtualLink
  • Hard drive: 1 x 256 GB SSD HD, 1 x 2 TB SATA HD
  • Monitor: 24 inch (monitor resolution 1920 x 1200)

We recommend a second TFT-Monitor when using CAD functionalities and when using QUINDOS with the QUINDOS Reshaper option or the environment I++Simulator.

A second network interface card is required for communication with the measuring machine.

Please check whether or not a serial interface is required for connecting to your measuring device. This may be the case on older measuring machines.

Please also note the information in the Release Notes of the QUINDOS Release Version 2021.1.

SMA (Software Maintenance Agreement)

We recommend purchasing a current Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) in order to avail of the newest QUINDOS functions and latest updates.

Please note, a valid software license agreement is required to use this version.

2021.1 can be used with a valid SMA contract dates from (and including) 30 June 2020.

The SMA end date is checked during the installation process.

QUINDOS 2021.1 contains numerous improvements and fixes in the basic package and individual QUINDOS modules. Contact your local Hexagon branch or dealer for further information.

The SMA also enables ongoing access to technical Support and Service.

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