PC-DMIS Software Maintenance & What’s New
PC-DMIS is delivered as standard by Status with every single one of our refurbished and repainted CMM’s. Why? It’s simply the best metrology software solution on the market, created and maintained by our partners at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
PC-DMIS is used by metrology professionals and shop-floor operators alike, enabling manufacturing operations to create measurement routines and measure components as efficiently as possible – saving time, reducing costs and boosting productivity extensively.
Aside from the incredible impact PC-DMIS can have on a businesses quality department and bottom line, it’s regularly updated and maintained by Hexagon. In this article, we take a closer look at what software maintenance is, the types of updates made and what’s new in the latest PC-DMIS release.
What is Software Maintenance?
Software maintenance means modifying a software solution after it has been released. Software maintenance can include correcting errors, improving performance or making adjustments to the changed environment. It’s usually deployed to maintain reliability.
There are 3 main types of software maintenance – corrective maintenance to eliminate errors, perfect maintenance to improve performance and other attributes and finally, adaptive maintenance which revolves around adapting software to changed technical conditions of the environment.
How is PC-DMIS Maintained?
Due to constantly changing CAD systems and technology in the industry, PC-DMIS gets new releases and updates by Hexagon MI multiple times each year. The updates focus on improving existing features and they also often release new features to ensure that the software remains at the cutting-edge of the metrology industry.
The PC-DMIS software maintenance contract is not only about new functions in the software, but also specifically about the maintenance of the existing functions. Thanks to Hexagon’s ongoing maintenance of the software, it means that this leading software solution can be offered for over 25 years.
Best Features From the Latest Release
Hexagon updates the software regularly, continuing to revolutionise measurement with each new version release. PC-DMIS 2020 R2 again brought with it a whole range of new features and improvements, over 30 of them. Here are some of the highlights:
Integration with HxGN SFx: Providing a simple way to monitor and analyse the performance of key assets via a single dashboard. This allows Quality Managers to instantly get a picture of how efficiently assets are being used, plus any downtime and event notifications.
Geometric Tolerance Command: Their new “rule-based” GD&T library offers several improvements and expanded capabilities over the current XactMeasure library. The new definition improves the correlation between mechanical inspection methods and digital data from CMM’s.
Improved Pointcloud Select Operator: In the latest version, Pointcloud SELECT has been updated to provide better selection and visual capabilities when working with pointcloud data – including new Mesh SELECT and RESET functions.
3D PDF: A flexible reporting capability that makes report generation easy and takes the guesswork out of what to print.
Set Machine Speed with Laser Strip Spacing: This enables operators to control machine parameters by setting the fields you care about, saving time specifically for offline laser programmers.
GD&T Selection from Capture V3: The GD&T Selection from Capture feature was first introduced last year to automate the process of importing GD&T data into the program. V3 improves user efficiency thanks to the OCR engine getting an overhaul, greatly improving the speed of recognition.
For the best features of PC-DMIS that you need to be using, take a closer look at our infographic.
Ken Woodbine, Senior Product Manager at Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division had this to say on the latest release:
“PC-DMIS 2020 R2 offers a number of features and capabilities that keep it ahead of the competition. We believe we are the first metrology SW to comply with the latest ASME standards and therefore meet the needs of a demanding supply chain. We are also very proud to integrate fully with SFx Asset Management, providing users and management realtime data on their metrology equipment, no matter where they are”.
Are YOU Currently Taking Advantage of PC-DMIS?
Is your quality department currently utilising the world’s leading CMM software solution, PC-DMIS? For the company that wants to save time, reduce costs, increase productivity and have greater control over their measurements, there is no better CMM software solution on the market than PC-DMIS.
If you’d like to take a closer look at PC-DMIS and discover how it could benefit your business then call us on 0115 939 2228, email firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange your free, no-obligation demo: https://status-cmm.co.uk/pc-dmis-demo/