- March 01, 2019
March 1, 2019 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launched PC-DMIS 2019 R1, the latest edition of the measurement software. This is the first of two releases scheduled for 2019, with continued service pack updates. PC-DMIS 2019 R1 introduces the GD&T Selection and Capture tool which automatically transfers GD&T data from 2D ‘blueprints’ into the PC-DMIS measurement routine. This is achieved using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. The PC-DMIS Protect module is intended for customers with stringent process controls and auditing standards as Protect enables users to control access to measurement routines and track modifications to them (available as a paid option). Only users with permission can amend protected routines and the business can track and audit any changes.
The Universal Updater is a tool allowing users to manage software updates for all Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence software, learn about complementary products, stay up-to-date with Hexagon news and gain linked access to Hexagon community platforms. Users can now define the structure and layout of the Excel report to meet the varying reporting needs of the business and PC-DMIS will populate it automatically.
During the user’s regular measuring system calibration, a new layer of intelligence allows PC-DMIS to identify areas of possible collision and ensure collisions between the probe and any fixed surface are avoided. Likewise, PC-DMIS 2019 R1 automatically inserts safe moves needed to avoid collisions around complex parts directly into the measurement routine.
Other enhancements include single-click ability to measure the thickness of a transparent material and calculate and report a 2D thickness and gauge position; and responsive HTML Help, enabling assistance without having PC-DMIS installed and with embedded multimedia support. PC-DMIS 2019 R1 is available to download immediately.