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PC-DMIS Library of Example Programs

davehocum 6 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 1 year ago 15

Hexagon should have a library of example programs for all of there programming products.

This would give programmers some examples of the recommended programming methods from Hexagon.

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Under review

Additional information in the results file

frank herr 10 months ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by Aaron Baldauf 9 months ago 4

As a user of PC-DMIS, I like to see the used qualification parameters (Prehit, Retract, TouchSpeed, MoveSpeed and NumberOfHits) in the results file. This will help to analyze if a setting was not aligned with the used parameters in a measurement routine which can cause significant deviations in the measurement results.

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Construct Line should allow the intersection of a cylinder with a plane which is parallel to the axis.

frank herr 3 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 3 years ago 2

Construct Line should allow the intersection of a cylinder with a plane which is parallel to the axis. To get both possible lines we can use the plane vector.

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Break a scan into multiple elements

Jay Flint 6 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by Cristopher Chingwa 8 months ago 6

We would like the ability to break a scan into multiple elements that may have different tolerances or requirements for each.

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Add MAX/MIN to the dimension/evaluation dialogs (instead of having them in settings)

Jörgen Andersson (vpt se) 6 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by Aaron Baldauf 2 years ago 5

Just like the header says, I'd prefer to be able to have the option for max/min result for an evaluation in the actual evaluation dialog, instead of having it under settings. Keeping it under settings is not very intuitive and has a far more userfriendly home in the evaluation/location/dimension dialogs.

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Under review

Need improvement in the PDF print output of the analysis views

Krishna Chaitanya Velisetty 3 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 2 years ago 3

The current PDF Output report when is zoomed to 1000% or more, the profile lines get hazy or blurred. 

Where as the competitor PDF report output shows the same profile lines neatly. 

One of our customers is a supplier for Rolls Royce (RR) product. RR is using other CMM/software but manage to produce good profile image in PDF although zoom into 6400%. Whereas the same PDF output exported from PC-DMIS is not upto the mark. 

The customer is planning to buy an additional Gantry machine from us but one of the topic during the techincal discussion is that with the report output. 

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PC-DMIS Protect - should have more "user" level access compared to current only 2 - programmer and operator

Prasanna Sathyanarayanan 3 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by Milton Cortez 1 year ago 5

This is VOC from APAC PC-DMIS User's seminar which I want to strongly support.

Actually, The user’s are looking for 3 different roles or assignment’s or may be more in some case's . Always,  It cannot be ONLY 2 roles in the companies like Protect support as now - 

There are many companies who have multiple level of access for "programming the part" and "approval". They have clear distinguished flow chart or process that guide's the entire work flow before a MR is approved or passed to approved or "certify" status.

The typical work flow in a company is as below:-

- When I work for a company for 12 years, we do have similar approval systems.

1 – Programmer role – “Administrator” who will program the part and won’t certify - He should not press certify button or should not have access to do Certify or press Certify button. The Certify button must be greyed out for him.

2- Certification “”authorizer””  or Metrology Manager – This is “High level administrator” who wont normally program, but who will have the power to "Certify" the program after revisions and of course make revision approval' s -  

He should have both "Program creation" and "Certify authorization" permissions. He is the Big Boss of certification in one word. He will be in a position to press Certify Button after Programmer finished programming the part. This is the very normal in many companies where the programmer is sitting somewhere and just pass the program after initial draft or just modify it after 1st or 2nd revision. During FAIR qualification or PPAP approval there are so many changes that can happen in a program which must be approved ONLY by certify authorizer or Big boss of Metrology. This scenario is not designed in current Protect model.

3 – Operator – Executor of the MR - Just he has the permission to open the program and run it. Operator mode as now.

After the programmer or low level admin is done with creating MR – the next level administrator or high level manager should be notified about the creation task and should be in a position to Certify. The first level programmer who himself is a admin, but should not have authorization to certify expect MR creation. The 2nd level certification authorizer should be the one who should certify the program. This was very widely asked by many company manager’s.

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Clearance zone

Josh Jacobsen 4 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by S Wetherell 2 years ago 2

Clearance zone that follows the contour of CAD model. Ability to block an axis to infinity to prevent probe crashes. 

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Symbol generator

Justin Smith 4 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 3 years ago 0

Ability to insert balloon symbols into dimensional report. ie triangles, diamonds etc

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Quick edit of the report header

Trevor McLaughlin 4 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 3 years ago 5

I'd like to be able to right click a cell in the report header and edit its contents.