The latest version of the PC-based Quadra-Check Metrology software provides advanced functions for inspection measurement machines. This software makes it possible to perform 2D and 3D measuring tasks in the field of metrology when standard DRO products will not suffice. Labeled the IK5000 V2.96, this inspection package builds on the original Metronics Quadra-Check QC5000 software by introducing new capability such as 3D Profiling that can provide measurement and graphic evaluation of 3D contours using multi-sensor and tactile measuring machines. This new option, used for profile measurements, imports a 3D CAD file (either STEP or IGES) and compare it with the actual measured part.
Part Programming improvements were added to support compensation for the thermal behavior of products that shrink or expand during the manufacturing. This will let users write a single inspection program for measuring parts with materials having a known growth or shrink rate throughout the manufacturing process.
Improvements were also added to existing Radial and Palletize methods of automatic part programming routines. These methods help users when there are common features or parts that repeat angularly, around a datum, or based on a palletized grid layout. On video-based Inspection machines, these improvements will retain specific video tool sizes and positions needed for these measurements, and then repeat them based on the angle they are located around the datum or in reference to a linear layout. The new Palletize grid functions will also let the user graphically select which parts in the grid are required for measurement, and only run the program in those locations.
The IK5000 version 2.96.0 runs on PCs using Windows 7 (32bit) operating systems as well as Windows XP and Vista.
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