(Mitutoyo, Aurora, IL) -- Mitutoyo America, developer and manufacturer precision measuring instruments and inspection solutions, has launched version 10.0 of its QVPAK suite of vision measurement software. Now provided as standard with all Mitutoyo Quick Vision 3-D computer numerical controlled (CNC) vision measurement systems, QVPAK 10.0 makes it even easier and more intuitive to control all relevant vision measurement processes, including lighting control, magnification, and part programming.
QVPAK 10.0 includes new features that make part programming more convenient. For example, the user interface can be freely split into windows that can then be dragged anywhere on the desktop, resized, minimized, placed atop one another, or hidden. Each user can custom design individualized screen setups on several monitors—including, for example, wide-screen display of the workpiece image.
The new loop generation allows virtual display and execution of complex loop strategies associated with part program creation. The operator is presented with a graphic visualization of the loop prior to execution, which allows for greater understanding prior to loop generation. This function is available with both Array (i.e., coordinate) and Circular (rotational) Loop methods. It is now possible to “promote” and “demote” features and methodologies to and from a loop.
QVPAK 10.0 also introduces QVEasyEditor with multiple language views. QVEasyEditor enables the operator to read, debug, and modify part programs, all without requiring any previous part programming experience. QVEasyEditor represents a part program as visualized in a tree structure format, making it easy to create, edit, insert, copy, paste, evaluate, and execute.
QVEasyEditor also simplifies recording of part programs: Instead of having to carry out the preliminary step of “learning” a part program in a separate mode, the software now goes directly into the recording mode every time it is started. In recording mode, part programs can be easily edited because each individual line can be opened by a double-click. This “modeless” operation means the user is not required to exit the learning mode for editing but can execute lines immediately as edited, or lines can be added right away for testing.
Newly shipped Mitutoyo Quick Vision 3-D CNC vision measuring systems are now equipped with QVPAK 10.0; an upgrade of existing Quick Vision machines to the 10.0 version of the software is also available.