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New Play Inspection Tool in PolyWorks v. 12.1

Adds automatic guided sequences to DirectReplay

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 14:46

(Innovmetric: Quebec, Canada) -- InnovMetric Software has released Phase II of DirectReplay, a new Play Inspection tool that automatically builds a guided, step-by-step sequence to capture 3D datasets of a new piece. The new tool is built into v. 12.1 of PolyWorks.

Phase I of DirectReplay, which focused on handling point-cloud-only measurement tasks, simplified the inspection of multiple pieces with its Play Extraction tool and automatic project update capabilities. This allowed users to directly measure and inspect a new piece from an existing inspection project without recording operations, programming, or scripting. Now, with Phase II of DirectReplay, the Play Inspection tool brings automation to the inspection of multiple pieces because it provides a guided sequence that is automatically built in real time and handles point-cloud digitizers and probing devices.

The power of the new Play Inspection tool lies in its ability to:
• Automatically propose a logical order of measurement based on device positions, data alignments, object tree view sequence, and geometric constraints
• Trigger the right measurement method for each object (e.g., laser scanner plug-in, file browser, or probing device)
• Manage multiple device positions

With Play Inspection, the sequence and the project are always in sync, making for ultimate flexibility for users to modify their projects at any given point in time.

“The release of version 12.1 brings an empowered DirectReplay technology that greatly simplifies multipiece inspection,” says Marc Soucy, president of InnovMetric Software. “PolyWorks v. 12.1 becomes the first 3D metrology solution to deliver a remeasurement process that is automatically generated and guided, and in which point-cloud digitizers and probing devices are managed in one integrated workflow.”

Version 12.1 of PolyWorks was released Nov. 16, 2012.

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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.