PC-DMIS 2020 R1 Measurement Software

February 26, 2020
PC-DMIS 2020 R1 Measurement Software

Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division launched PC-DMIS 2020 R1, the latest edition of the company's popular measurement software. PC-DMIS 2020 R1 brings new features, capabilities and an enhanced user experience to portable measuring arm operators and those who scan and create point cloud data.

The new feature "Guided Portable Execution" streamlines the creation and execution of contact Auto Features. This takes the guesswork out of measurement manual measurement paths by guiding the user through the measurements, showing where measurement points need to be taken in red and points already captured in green, whilst automatically scaling and rotating to the active Auto Feature. For users of scanning devices, they can now show the point cloud data as a mesh display, selecting a pre-defined profile with one click from the portable scanning widget toolbar. The new point cloud noise reduction filter automatically removes any points too far away from the global cloud. The user can adjust the sensitivity of the filter, offering the right level for each task.

In addition to these new features aimed at enhancing the use of measuring arms, 2020 R1 offers improvements to existing features. The Protect feature, introduced in PC-DMIS 2019 R1 to help PC-DMIS users version control their measurement routines and add levels of traceability to their processes, has been enhanced with the addition of a new "Supervisor role." Suitable for companies that follow a multilevel approval process, this feature enables restrictions on who has the authority to certify or reject measurement routine changes submitted by the programmer. Home Page was introduced in PC-DMIS 2019 R2, offering a new and more intuitive way for the user to manage and access their routines, with useful links to resources, information and forums on the PC-DMIS home screen. In 2020 R1, this has been improved by the addition of example measurement routines and preloaded best practice templates, as well as the capability for users to create and share their own templates.

“We are very pleased to release this latest version of our market-leading metrology software PC-DMIS,” said Ken Woodbine, senior product manager – PC-DMIS collaborative solutions at Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “PC-DMIS 2020 R1 offers a number of features designed for our customers that use portable arms and scanners as well as building on some of our recent, innovative features. The improvements in this version continue to illustrate PC-DMIS’s extensive capabilities across the different types of metrology equipment and measurement technologies.”

This is the first of two major PC-DMIS releases scheduled for 2020, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.