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13 February 2017

PC-DMIS 2017 R1 heralds more focused user experience and improved workflows

PC-DMIS 2017 R1 PC-DMIS 2017 R1 heralds more focused user experience and improved workflows
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched PC-DMIS 2017 R1, the latest edition of “the world’s most popular measurement software”. There will be two major releases for PC-DMIS in 2017, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.

PC-DMIS 2017 R1 makes it easier to find and learn about the new features and enhancements of the software via a ‘What’s New’ pop-up animation when first starting the application. The release notes have also been organised for easy access to the most important information. Application performance has been optimised for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing.

This release of PC-DMIS is also previewing a new Path Optimisation tool that takes advantage of multi-threading on multi-core PCs, making path optimisation faster.

QuickMeasure tools are extended to basic scanning operations and a new measurement strategy for AutoFeature Plane allows discrete point selection. QuickFeature selection is also now available in the Live View on optical CMMs.

Enhanced point cloud tools include: a new Caliper tool for two-point checks that works like physical caliper, plus Improved Zoom and Rotation for Portable Scanners where scan data now flows more smoothly into the Graphic Window.

A new Size Dimension option allows local and global sizes for ASME and ISO standards and a new Feature-Sensor mapping tool brings enhanced QuickFeature control for multi-sensor measurement routines.

PC-DMIS 2017 R1 also debuts two new accessory applications designed for the shopfloor environment, Inspect and Notification Centre. Inspect is a simple-to-configure platform to run PC-DMIS measurement routines and view reports, while Notification Center helps the user keep an eye on multiple inspection processes by means of configurable warnings from embedded or external CMM lights as well as multiple sound events.

PC-DMIS 2017 R1 is available to download.

Andrew Allcock

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