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InnovMetric Launches the PolyWorks Collaborative Suite

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:44

(InnovMetric: Quebec, QC, Canada) -- InnovMetric Software, the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, today announced the launch of the PolyWorks Collaborative Suite. This new software solution provides a complete and efficient digital data storage solution to manage all 3D measurement data. It also promises to significantly increase product development efficiency by digitally interconnecting quality-control and product-engineering teams, and providing them with real-time access to all 3D measurement data.

“InnovMetric is renowned for its PolyWorks Metrology Suite, the universal 3D metrology software platform used by industrial manufacturing organizations worldwide as their standard tool for dimensional analysis and quality control tasks,” says Marc Soucy, president of InnovMetric. “Working closely with our customers allowed InnovMetric to observe the shortcomings of their data management practices and teamwork interactions. Today, after seven years of research and development, strengthened by fruitful collaboration with key customers, we are proud to launch the Collaborative Suite, an entirely new solution designed to assist our customers in their transition to modern digital collaboration workflows, in line with Industry 4.0 best practices.”

The new Collaborative Suite will initially consist of two digital collaboration products: PolyWorks|DataLoop and PolyWorks|PMI+Loop.

Digitally interconnecting users of 3D measurement data with PolyWorks|DataLoop

During the past 15 years, industrial manufacturing organizations have discovered that 3D measurement devices are particularly useful during the product-development phase, because the design of the parts and the associated fabrication tools are constantly evolving. Today, with the rapidly increasing use of 3D measurement technologies at all stages of the product-engineering and fabrication processes, these organizations are struggling with the management and sharing of a panoply of large data files, which accrue from acquired 3D measurements, metrology analysis, and reporting results. Most users store inspection projects on their local hard drives and manually exchange files over a network or using USB sticks, with the inefficiencies and potential for mistakes that are inherent with such methods.

To solve these data-management issues and digitally interconnect all users of 3D measurement data, InnovMetric now offers the PolyWorks|DataLoop digital data storage solution that stores, manages, and shares PolyWorks inspection and reverse-engineering projects using a customer’s existing PLM solution. It also offers a universal web interface to monitor, visualize, and analyze the 3D metrology contents stored on the PLM from any PC or mobile device. InnovMetric has chosen to connect to existing customer PLM systems because they offer all the required technical characteristics, and they are already used by a significant number of PolyWorks customers.

Transforming traditional waterfall measurement planning into a bidirectional collaborative process with PolyWorks|PMI+Loop

The Collaborative Suite will also offer a second product to extend digital connectivity to the design team and implement bidirectional collaborative measurement planning processes. Today, design and manufacturing teams use either 2D prints or 3D CAD models with product manufacturing information (PMI) to define 3D measurement plans that are used by quality control specialists to inspect parts and tools. However, when modifications to the measurement plans are made by the specialists, they have no way to easily feed their changes back to the design team.

PolyWorks|PMI+Loop ensures complete interoperability and bidirectionality between PolyWorks and the customer’s existing CAD platform. It offers CAD software add-ins that provide the capability to:
• Create and review PolyWorks 3D measurement plans within their existing CAD environment
• Import measurement plans modified within PolyWorks directly back into the CAD software

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Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Quebec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. is the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations (Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen, Honda, BWM, Daimler, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Apple, and many more) trust InnovMetric’s PolyWorks software and associated technical services to maximize the benefits of 3D measurement technologies for their engineering and manufacturing applications. Including its subsidiaries and joint ventures, InnovMetric Software has more than 250 employees across 10 countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, Benelux, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.