InnovMetric Software

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InnovMetric Software Inc. announced that the latest intermediate release of the PolyWorks universal 3D metrology platform - V12.0.3 - can display on Apple mobile devices in real time laser-scanned points being captured, thanks to the new PolyWorks/Talisman app.  Equipped with PolyWorks/Talisman and an Apple mobile device, laser scanning operators can get immediate visual and audio feedback right where they are, instead of having to go back to their computer, placing PolyWorks in the palm of your hand.

"PolyWorks/Talisman is a time-saving application for 3D metrology data capture.  Some customers have already reported that it contributes to lowering the cost of measuring parts by more than 50%.  Live laser scanning display is just one of many major productivity enhancement tools that we will introduce in the coming months," said Marc Soucy, president of InnovMetric Software.

PolyWorks/Talisman is free and available from the Apple App Store. For more information, visit: www.innovmetric.com

InnovMetric Software Inc., a leading supplier of industrial 3D metrology software solutions, is proud to unveil the world's first relational inspection solution with PolyWorks V12. The PolyWorks new relational inspection architecture analyzes every single step in a part measurement workflow with the purpose of constructing a logical representation of the operator's intent using objects, parameters, and relationships between objects. Rebuilt on top of this new relational foundation, PolyWorks V12 offers unprecedented technical capabilities in the world of 3D metrology software:

Real-time updates

Part inspection projects and reports, measured either by a point cloud digitizer, contact-based probing device, or both, can be modified and automatically updated in real time. For example, if a circle's constraining plane is modified, the PolyWorks V12 automatic project updater would update the circle itself, objects related to this circle, and any table or snapshot referring to these objects.

Unlimited project replay

Thanks to the new DirectReplay™ technology, a part inspection project and report can be created for a first piece, then automatically replayed with subsequent pieces. Starting with the second piece, users need only acquire 3D measurement data of the new piece, using either a point cloud digitizer, contact-based probing device, or both. The automatic project updater takes care of updating the inspection results for the new piece.

Zero teaching, at last

No teaching mode needs to be invoked in PolyWorks V12 to prepare an inspection project for a multi-piece inspection task. There is no Record button, no operation history tree, nor any program. You can create a part inspection project or modify an existing one without caring about the next piece. And initiate the measurement of a new piece at any given time.

Multi-piece project archives

The inspection results of multiple pieces can be stored under the umbrella of a single project, saving disk space and accelerating project opening and saving operations. In addition, the SPC database holding multi-piece statistics is globally shared and can be accessed at any time.

Extra flexibility for real part inspection jobs

PolyWorks V12 projects can handle multiple CAD models, multiple parts, and multiple part alignments at once. Individual report items can also be linked to specific part alignments and coordinate systems for total reporting flexibility.

PolyWorks V12 is currently available for download from InnovMetric's Technical Support Zone.

InnovMetric Software and Duwe-3d AG will demonstrate PolyWorks V12 at EuroMold 2011 in Hall 8, booth K55. EuroMold 2011 is a trade fair held from November 29th to December 2nd in Frankfurt, Germany.

For more information, visit: www.innovmetric.com

A talisman is “an object considered to possess magical powers”. InnovMetric Software is pleased to announce that PolyWorks(R) V12 will offer a talisman of its own targeted at users of laser scanning and tactile probing devices who need to operate 3D metrology hardware away from their computers. The new PolyWorks/Talisman application running on iPod touch(R), iPhone(R), and iPad(TM) mobile computing devices allows operators to remotely control PolyWorks and get critical visual or textual feedback while measuring on the shop floor. With PolyWorks/Talisman, users can:

-Visualize laser scans as they are being captured
-Get intelligent visual guidance while probing specific locations
-View single or multiple Digital Readouts (DRO) when building a fixture or jig, or mounting a component on a part
-Configure a probing session, such as the probing measurement mode or the reflector type
-Perform all typical probing actions, such as Start/Stop Measurement, Undo Last Point, or Reprobe Object
-Read messages or answer questions without having to go back to the computer

PolyWorks/Talisman is free of charge and can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/polyworks-talisman/id422670138?mt=8

InnovMetric Software is pleased to announce that the version 12 of PolyWorks incorporates the new DirectReplay technology that dramatically simplifies multi-piece inspection tasks performed with any point cloud digitizer or tactile probing device. Other metrology products traditionally offer teaching modes to automate a multi-piece inspection task. Teaching modes generally record user operations performed on a first piece in an operation history tree from which an automated inspection program is built. The program is edited by adding/removing/editing operations in the history tree. A new piece is inspected by executing the sequence of operations in the history tree. This approach works well within pre-production and production contexts where fixed inspection programs can be prepared and applied uniformly on all pieces.

There are other contexts however where CAD models, dimensional tolerances, and inspected features are frequently changed. For example, tools and assembly processes are constantly modified in the product engineering phase. Or, a part must be produced in a multiplicity of sizes and configurations. In both cases, it is highly desirable to have the ability to re-use the same inspection program with different measurement requirements without having to rebuild the whole operation sequence, or go through time-consuming editing procedures in an operation history tree.

PolyWorks V12 overcomes the limitations of existing teaching modes by introducing a new software architecture in which the operator’s intent is directly embedded in the inspection project itself, without having to rely on an operation history tree. PolyWorks V12 offers four critical benefits to those who need to inspect multiple pieces.

Self-learning parametric traceable projects

The inspection project is always in-sync with the operator. All measurement parameters are automatically recorded within measurement objects, and all report items (tables, snapshots, etc.) precisely retain the conditions in which they were created, guaranteeing a total project repeatability under all circumstances.

Adaptive learning capabilities

At any time, the operator can modify the inspection project and initiate the measurement of a new piece without having to edit an operation history tree. For example, measurement objects and reports in an existing project could first be adjusted or updated, and the modified project could then be directly used to control a new piece.

Flexible re-measurement process

While measuring a new piece using DirectReplay, operators may interrupt the re-measurement process and perform manual operations, then resume re-measurement. DirectReplay also allows customizing the measurement process and report of each piece, a very handy capability within a product engineering context where one specific piece or assembly may require further investigation.

Universal 3D metrology platform

DirectReplay is designed for the PolyWorks universal platform and handles all point cloud digitizers as well as all tactile probing devices such as articulated arms, optically tracked touch probes, laser trackers, and manual CMMs.

PolyWorks V12 is scheduled for pre-release in April 2011, and will be demonstrated at the Control trade show held in Stuttgart, Germany, on May 3-6

For more information visit: www.innovmetric.com

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