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InnovMetric Release PolyWorks Metrology Suite 2021

Delivers curved-surface analysis tools, helps deploy PolyWorks|Inspector as a standard offline CNC/CMM sequencing solution

Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:00

(Quebec, Canada) -- InnovMetric, the global leader in smart 3D metrology software solutions, today launched PolyWorks MS 2021, the latest release of its 3D dimensional analysis and quality control solution. PolyWorks MS 2021’s curved surface analysis toolbox offers a built-in isotropic surface defect detection technology that identifies anomalies such as bumps, dents, scratches, and cavities directly on scanned data, without the need for a reference CAD model.

Leveraging the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality devices, this new release provides digital gauging operators with automatic mixed-reality photo capture to ensure measurement traceability and accelerates assembly building through on-screen guidance powered by holograms. PolyWorks MS 2021 also offers users a more comprehensive offline CNC/CMM sequencing solution, thanks to the increased intelligence of its assisted sequencing technology, enhanced support for CMM components from all major brands, and a DMIS exporter.

“PolyWorks software solutions represent a valuable asset for our customers year after year by allowing them do more, more efficiently, using the smartest 3D metrology tools available,” says said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric. “PolyWorks MS 2021 leverages new and emerging technologies that optimize the performance and usability of our solutions while interconnecting to more third-party solutions than ever before,” He adds, “With the addition of innovative dimensional analysis tools that boost user productivity, the integration of mixed reality technology in standard 3D measurement workflows, and significant enhancements to our market-leading offline CNC CMM solution that provide revolutionary measurement sequencing capabilities, PolyWorks MS 2021 fulfills our promise to keep delivering high-value solutions.”

Curved surface analysis toolbox
With this latest PolyWorks MS release, users benefit from powerful tools to make quick work of analyzing the quality of a wide variety of curved surfaces:
• Bumps, scratches, dents, and cavities in curved or planar surfaces of scans can be located using the isotropic surface defects color map tool
• 2D sheet metal cutouts can be fully inspected with the GD&T Line Profile tool
• Sections of extruded or lofted parts can be analyzed using the GD&T Line Profile tool
• The area of greatest deviation on high-precision contact surfaces, such as flanges, can be found using the local flatness tool
• Flush and gap measurements are possible on assembled vehicles, even when certain areas cannot be measured, by extrapolating measured data using CAD models

Enhanced measurement operator experience
Manufacturing organizations can increase the efficiency and repeatability of their 3D measurement operations thanks to technological aids added to measurement processes:
• Digital gauging traceability is available by capturing and automatically storing a mixed reality photo when measuring a dimension with a digital gauge
• Digital readouts, axial deviations, and guidance arrows can be displayed as holograms in the operator’s view to help precisely position a machine, a tool, or a fixture
• Measurement operations can seamlessly incorporate other digital enterprise solutions by using macro scripts that self-trigger before or after certain operations are executed

Comprehensive CNC/CMM toolbox that facilitates the deployment of PolyWorks|Inspector as a standard offline sequencing solution
This latest release adds a new level of intelligence to PolyWorks|Inspector’s assisted sequencing technology and extends the universality of its offline solution:
• The assisted sequencing technology can automatically determine if multiple tool orientations are needed to measure an object and configure object measurement methods
• The assisted sequencing and collision avoidance and analysis technologies are compatible with Renishaw controllers
• Hexagon and Zeiss inferred probe heads and laser scanners are available in the hardware catalogs when creating a sequence offline
• PolyWorks MS CNC CMM measurement sequences are exportable to a standard DMIS file to accelerate sequence creation in legacy CMM software

PolyWorks MS 2021 is available for download from InnovMetric.com and through InnovMetric’s PolyWorks reseller network.

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Learn more about PolyWorks MS 2021 solutions: PolyWorks|Inspector and PolyWorks|AR.

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Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Quebec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. is the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations (Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen, Honda, BWM, Daimler, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Apple, and many more) trust InnovMetric’s PolyWorks software and associated technical services to maximize the benefits of 3D measurement technologies for their engineering and manufacturing applications. Including its subsidiaries and joint ventures, InnovMetric Software has more than 250 employees across 10 countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, Benelux, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.