June 20, 2013
Hexagon Metrology has launched PC-DMIS 2013 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, and build lean manufacturing operations.
The new Width Construction feature facilitates the construction of width features from two opposing sides of a notch, tab, or similar surface. It is suitable for GD&T applications that require the width as a datum in feature control frames. 2-D width features can be secondary and tertiary datums, while a 3-D width can be used as the primary datum.
Other enhancements include a new ClearanceCube definition that allows collision-free movement around complex geometries without a CAD model. The user sets two points at opposing corners of the measurement piece or holding fixture, and the software creates the definition automatically. The same tools may be used to adjust offsets and toggle work-planes or features on and off. New Collision Detection Path lines blink when selected to help ensure there are no missed probe collisions.