Nov 2, 2011

PolyWorks® V12 Delivers the First Relational Inspection Solution in the World of 3D Metrology Software

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.