Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. and a global leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, today announced the launch of VXelements10 on the eve of its 20th anniversary. New features include cloud licensing, modification of 3D meshes and entities, multiple import of CAD files, and compatibility between MetraSCAN-R 3D and collaborative robots (cobots).
VXelements is an integrated 3D measurement software platform that dates back to 2005, when version 1.0 of VXscan, the first software module developed by Creaform, was launched. It is equipped with several acquisition and application modules – VXscan, VXprobe, VXshot, VXmodel, VXtrack, VXinspect, VXscan-R.
"This new software offering sets new standards in metrology, inspection and reverse engineering. Our goal was to create a unique set of state-of-the-art tools, working in perfect synergy with Creaform's arsenal of 3D measurement solutions," summarizes François Lachance, Product Manager – Software at Creaform.
Check out some of the new attributes and benefits of VXelements 10 below.
Overall improvements: A new cloud licensing system has been introduced to make it easier for users within the same company to share licenses. This system makes software investments profitable by promoting cooperation between team members, which accelerates and simplifies collaborative projects.
VXscan 3D module for acquisition and optimization: Enhancements have been made to the merge scan files feature of the new version of VXscan: optimized processing capacity, new alignment with targets, and the ability to retain original data.
VXmodel module for scan to CAD: The VXmodel module for scan-to-CAD now has a versatile tool for changing features and a new cross-section function (resizing planes, distances and cutting angles using "arbitrary" entities).
VXinspect module for dimensional inspection: End users now have the freedom to import and use multiple CAD models in VXinspect. This simplifies working with symmetrical objects and allows assembly parts to be processed quickly.
VXscan-R Module for Digital Matching Environment: Automated metrology is now more accessible than ever. The VXscan-R uses collaborative robots (cobots) to simplify the deployment of scanning cells and leverage the best scanning technologies using offline programming software.