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PC-DMIS 2020 R1 Is Here! What’s New?

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PC-DMIS is the ultimate CMM inspection software solution, perfect for companies needing to save time, reduce costs, increase productivity and have greater control over their measurements. At Status, we bring PC-DMIS to our customers through our retrofitting services and CMM sales.

Earlier this month, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, our exclusive Technical Services partner, launched PC-DMIS 2020 R1 – the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. Of course, a new release brings with it new benefits, capabilities and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features…

Guided Portable Execution

One of PC-DMIS 2020’s new functions now guides users through the measurement process. This works by highlighting the measurement points with red dots, and upon capturing them, turning them green to show the user they have been completed successfully. The product graphic scales and rotates automatically, giving the user the best possible view. You can find out more in Hexagon’s video below: 

MSE User Defined Feature Widget Parameters

The MSE user-defined feature widget streamlines processes, saving the user time. The feature works by giving the user the flexibility to define their own parameters prior to measuring.

Grid Mes

The portable arm operator is now easily able to see areas which require more scan coverage by showing the point cloud data as a mesh display. The data can be reduced and stitched before the final mesh is created. This feature allows users to select a pre-defined profile with just one click, via the portable scanning widget toolbar.

Point Cloud Noise Reduction Filter

The operator has greater control to add a noise filter and adjust the level of the filter using a sliding bar. Automatically removing the points that outline the global cloud saves time and effort, rather than the operator having to delete them manually like in previous versions.

Point Cloud Laser Feature Extraction

Laser features can be created quickly and measured without further operator interaction. The measured feature is automatically extracted if a point cloud exists and is aligned to a CAD model.

Laser scan profiles

Offers a one-click method to apply a set of real-time pre-configured laser scan settings, saving the operator time as they no longer have to manually change settings when scanning different types of parts.

Laser 3D auto feature settings

This small tweak makes the operator’s life easier, reducing the need to edit laser auto features during or after measurement creation.

Home Page Improvements

The PC-DMIS Home Page was originally introduced in the previous PC-DMIS version, 2019 R2. This feature showed a new and more intuitive way for the user to manage and access their routines. It is also host to useful links to resources, information, and forums at the click of a button.

The new and improved 2020 R1 Home Page includes measurement routine templates and example routines. Within the ‘Discover’ tab, you will find preloaded templates, but you can also create and share your own. The preloaded templates include best practices shared by their application engineers. Find out more from Hexagon themselves in the below video:  

If you’d like to read more on some of the other new and improved features, you can do so over at Hexagon.

Time to Take a Closer Look?

Want to find out more about the PC-DMIS 2020 R1 update or PC-DMIS in general? Our expert CMM software team are here to guide you through the process should you have any queries.

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