Point acquisition using X and Y hand wheels, and perhaps also stage rotation, is simple using crosshairs or via a connected optical edge detector. The latter enables a high level of repeatability and reduces measurement uncertainty by eliminating subjective error. Predefined geometry tools record the co-ordinates of 2D features such as points, lines, circles, slots and squares, and measure the distances and angles between them. A 'Measure Magic' function simplifies inspection further by using the acquired points to recognise, select and fit the geometry automatically.

When dealing with complex contours and repetitive inspection, a user can automatically record the measuring routine and run it at any time. QUADRA-CHEK 2000 keeps track of the presets, sequence of measurements, tolerances and data output commands. When the recorded program is executed again, the unit displays on-screen user guidance detailing all of the features to be measured.

The menu-driven software is context-sensitive, showing only those functions that are available in the current measuring situation. Results are captured and displayed graphically. On completion of the inspection routine, an integrated reporting function makes it easy to create a PDF, CSV or print-out of the measurement and tolerance results. Users can also create and import their own bespoke report templates.

USB and Ethernet ports are included for data and firmware communication, and for integration of the unit into a manufacturer's network. Flexibility of mounting is provided by a multi- or twin-position tilting stand.