PolyWorks for structured light scanners

High-detail measurement and inspection in a single package

PolyWorks Plug-in V2
Developed by InnovMetric Software Inc, Canada, PolyWorks® is a third-party solution for high-end point cloud inspection and reverse engineering applications.

Whether you are casting, milling, moulding or stamping, you can rely on PolyWorks to provide a complete solution for your process. The PolyWorks software suite is available as a complete package or – with regard to the two main applications – as a point cloud inspection or reverse engineering package.

SLS Plugin for PW

The SLS-PW Plugin allows any structured light scanner from Hexagon to be completely controlled from within the PolyWorks software environment. The increased efficiency of a single platform workflow will reduce inspection times by eliminating the need to export and import measurement data between separate programs, as well as by minimising training needs.

This plugin is based on Hexagon’s structured light scanning SDK, which offers the possibility of developing further plugins for other major metrology software platforms.

PolyWorks plugin for Hexagon structured light scanners

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PolyWorks offers users the following great benefits

3D modelling
Put high-density point clouds of digitised prototype parts and assemblies to use in the manufacturing process.

Early identification
Quickly identify deformations and fix problems at an earlier stage in the manufacturing process.

Verified production
Approve your manufacturing process by fully inspecting your first-assembled products.

Production cycle monitoring
Automatically measure wear of tools and quickly detect any abrupt degradation in product quality.

Automated verification
Ensure compliance of final manufactured and assembled products through automated sample check inspection.

Reverse engineer
Transform aligned point clouds into highly accurate and fully manufacturable polygonal models using PolyWorks' unique tolerance-based adaptive meshing technology.

Fill gaps
Reconstruct perfect polygonal features from imperfectly digitised geometry.

The SLS-PW Plug-in offers users the following great benefits

First deep integration of structured light scanning technology within a market leading third-party metrology software platform.

Direct control
Take complete control of scanning operations using Hexagon SLS systems from within the PolyWorks software environment.

Simple control
Scanning users only need to work within and be trained for a single software environment.

Time saver
No longer any need to export data from a proprietary software into a third-party platform for analysis.

Enhanced productivity
Simplified single-platform workflow and process parallelisation delivers up to 25% faster analysis performance.

Customised workflows
Compatibility with PolyWorks workflow macros make productivity improvement even easier, with the plug-in including user guidance and examples to make the functionality more accessible.

Scanner handling
Data capture on difficult measurement objects with non-uniform reflection is simplified with easy handling of scanner exposure functionality.

Semi-automation compatible
Scanner and turntable support allows for higher-speed semi-automated measurement processes and multi-part measurement.

Software design
An intuitive graphical user interface and accessible workflows make optical 3D scanning a seamless experience with the SLS-PW Plug-in.