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Software Compatibility with CNC CMMs

In addition to Universal CMM compatibility, Verisurf 2018 includes added quick programming shortcuts and increased probing speed for CNC CMMs.

Verisurf 2018 from Verisurf Software, Inc. is the latest release of the measurement software for automated quality inspection, reporting, scanning, reverse engineering, tool building and assembly guidance. "Universal CMM is a key option to the new software because it ensures software compatibility with virtually all CNC CMMs," said a company spokesperson.

With Universal CMM, all CMMs, including previously closed legacy systems, are now open to Verisurf users; streamlining productivity, training and ensuring compatibility. Universal CMM does not require controller upgrades or added software. The legacy CMM data is translated, allowing the operator to take full advantage of the Verisurf user interface, data management and reporting functionality. This allows legacy CMMs to immediately become relevant once again as part of an overall measurement strategy.

Universal CMM communicates between Verisurf's standards-based I++ protocol and CMM controllers, enabling seamless interoperability between hardware and software. "CMM operators avoid any risk associated with adopting new technology because with Universal CMM, they can continue to use legacy inspection programs if needed yet still enjoy the benefits of using Verisurf," said the spokesperson. Inspection programs created in Verisurf for a CNC CMM can also be used on portable systems. Human and technology resource utilization improves substantially when all measuring devices can be operated with the same metrology software and skill sets; the result is a manufacturing "enterprise-wide" measurement solution.

When shops run Verisurf 2018 Software with Universal CMM compatibility across all their measuring devices, newly added performance and productivity features of the software become available to everyone:

  • Automatic feature recognition allows any CAD feature to be selected and immediately added to an inspection plan; quick measurement of torus shapes for parts such as O-rings; ability to use the probe shaft for measuring thin edges, such as sheet metal; improved mesh editing and added mesh Boolean controls for combining and dissecting meshes with intersecting geometry.
  • Report Manager-Management reporting is a key deliverable from Verisurf Software, and added features in 2018 now make producing and delivering reports quicker and easier. Dynamic Datum Reference Frame (DRF) allows the user to create datum alignments in the report manager using measured features; Auto DRF is accessed through the Report Manager Speed Menu and quickly sets up the most common reports utilizing single data reference frames; new drag and drop custom report builder is designed for creating reports for measurement projects.
  • Increase in I++ CMM probing speed - Feature and Analysis objects have been synchronized for smooth, fast execution, using Verisurf VDI 3.43.18 or newer. This delivers an increase in automatic probing speeds, reducing inspection time.
  • Windows Interface - The Verisurf User Interface (UI) continues to evolve in alignment with popular Windows standards. Easy to read icons and enhanced "tool tips" streamline workflows and make applications easy to navigate and learn.

For more information contact:

Verisurf Software, Inc.

4907 E. Landon Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92807

888-713-7201 / 714-970-1683

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