Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched PC-DMIS 2020 R2, the latest edition of its metrology software. PC-DMIS 2020 R2 contains a series of new features and enhancements that optimize the user experience and inspection efficiency.
A major enhancement, according to Hexagon, is the complete interfacing of PC-DMIS 2020 R2 with the cloud-based software HxGN SFx | Asset Management. This solution enables simple, accurate monitoring and analysis of the operation of key assets, via a centralized, easy-to-use dashboard, whether the assets are located at a single site or spread over several units around the world. Collected data, hosted on the web, is accessible via a browser on any mobile device, enabling operators to monitor resource operation, downtime, event notifications, for real-time, data-driven decision-making. The routine detail view allows users to access a given routine view, including information on the process, routine execution and history, and results. PC-DMIS users with a software maintenance contract also receive instant event notifications on given routines on all resources.
Geometric Tolerance is the new "rule-based" GD&T library that supports ASME Y14.5-2018, ISO 1101 - 2017, and incorporates feature extensions and enhancements related to the XactMeasure library. In 2018, the Y14.5 definition of reference elements was revised to provide a mathematical definition of a single reference element that represents the mechanical reference simulator or "true geometric counterpart" per Y14.5.1-2019. This new definition improves the correlation between mechanical inspection methods and digital data from 3D measurement systems, and more accurately reproduces the fit state and function of assembled parts. PC-DMIS is now one of the first software products to support ASME Y14.5-2018 and ISO 1101-2017, enabling manufacturers to reliably and efficiently meet the requirements of new design specifications. The software's new error checking ensures that specifications comply with ASME or ISO standards, and identifies incorrect annotations with descriptive warning messages to make it easy to locate and remove drawing errors. The new GD&T library also supports model-based definition (MBD), in compliance with current ASME and ISO MBD standards.
PC-DMIS 2020 R2 also makes reporting more flexible with the 3D PDF feature. This new feature eliminates the need for users to print multiple pages showing parts from different angles, as the 3D PDF digital file allows for quick and easy product analysis and data extraction.
"We are very pleased to announce the release of this newest version of the leading metrology software PC-DMIS, observes Ken Woodbine, PC-DMIS Collaborative Solutions product line manager in Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division. PC-DMIS 2020 R2 incorporates new features and functions that set it apart from the competition. We believe we have developed the first metrology software that complies with the latest ASME standards and thus meets the needs of a demanding supply chain. We are also very proud of the interfacing with SFx Asset Management software, providing users and management with real-time metrology equipment data regardless of location."
This is the second of two major updates to PC-DMIS planned for 2020. The service packs will be updated continuously to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.
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