InnovMetric Software Inc. announces the launch of PolyWorks® 2016, the latest release of the company’s universal 3D metrology software platform. PolyWorks 2016 fully supports probing and laser scanning on stationary CNC CMMs, and delivers a truly universal 3D metrology workflow that will allow users to operate any type of portable metrology and CNC CMM measurement device within a common framework, from a single software module, and using similar tools and methods.
With PolyWorks 2016, portable metrology and CNC CMM operators are now able to:
Define a measurement plan without being physically connected to a specific measurement device;
- Specify geometry controls on measurement objects and prepare inspection reports;
- Connect to a non-contact or a contact-based portable metrology device, or to a CNC CMM controller (from Hexagon, Mitutoyo, Nikon, Pantec, Wenzel, and I++ servers), to play the measurement sequence;
- Review measured object geometry controls and reports, or multipiece inspection results through the built-in SPC functionality.
Operating portable metrology and CNC CMM devices within a common framework is now possible with the introduction of two new major components in PolyWorks 2016: the measurement sequence editor and the offline simulation.
Since 2012, PolyWorks has offered the powerful Play Inspection tool that automatically generates a step-by-step guided measurement sequence to capture 3D datasets of a new piece using portable metrology devices. PolyWorks 2016 expands the capabilities of the Play Inspection technology by allowing the customization of its automatically generated sequence. Using the new sequence editor, users can now:
- Configure the order of measurement operations;
- Control device position moves;
- Trigger CMM-specific operations, such as moving the probe head to a specific location or changing the orientation of a measurement tool;
- Easily add guidance messages and images;
- Create conditional blocks of operations;
- Insert macro scripts, opening up unlimited process customization possibilities.