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Nikon Metrology Inc.


CMM Inspection Faster and Easier with Nikon’s CAMIO7

New interface reduces clicks, allows instant acess to functions

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:49

(Nikon: Leuven, Belgium) -- Nikon Metrology introduces CAMIO7, featuring a new metrology software interface that redefines 3-D tactile and laser CMM inspection. With fewer mouse clicks and instant access to programming functions from a single ribbon toolbar, the programming experience is both faster and easier than previous versions. CAMIO7 users are able to program many differing features within a single operation, and graphically step around the measurement path before committing to the part program or CMM. By packaging powerful capabilities into such an uncluttered user interface, CAMIO7 metrology software makes CMM programming an altogether more flexible and productive experience.

The CAMIO7 programming environment is developed with every user profile in mind. An important design criterium was to combine powerful functionalities with easy-to-use workflows. Users can select any combination of features to measure by using “Teach and Learn” from the handbox, picking from a CAD model, or typing coordinates from the component drawing. CAMIO7 automatically programs the touch points for each feature; however, specific touch points can be defined if required.

When highlighting a group of multiple features, their properties are automatically filtered down to allow global modifications to all the remaining common properties from within this group in a single operation. There is no faster way to modify the nominal coordinates, measurement mode, and fitting algorithms, or add GD&T tolerances.

CAMIO7 offers true multisensor capability and simplified probe management to change between contact and noncontact probing within the same measurement program. In this way the best CMM inspection routine can be achieved for the application at hand.

Comprehensive off-line programming capabilities. CAMIO7 allows users to open inspection plans either directly from CAD or a customer specific format. The plan data can then be used to create a DMIS program, including planned inspection routines and GD&T tolerance data. The software supports the latest versions of all popular CAD formats.

Support for off-line programming. The software provides full machine-simulation and -collision detection. CAMIO7 creates true DMIS output without translation, which makes it the ideal stand-alone solution to create programs to run in compatible third-party DMIS software, including PC-DMIS and Metrolog.

Make informed decisions faster. CAMIO7 offers an integrated approach to CMM inspection. This truly multisensor CMM metrology software supports traditional touch-trigger probes, continuous contact (or analogue) scanning probes, and the full range of Nikon Metrology laser probes. CAMIO7 allows design and manufacturing teams to efficiently maintain control over production processes and make informed decisions.


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Nikon Metrology Inc. offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art vision measuring instruments complemented with optical and mechanical 3-D metrology solutions. These reliable and innovative metrology solutions respond to the advanced inspection requirements of manufacturers active in aerospace, electronics, automotive, medical, consumer, and other industries. Systems are available in both fixed and portable configurations, equipped with single or multiple sensors.