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Portable Metrology
PolyWorks 2018
Deploy ONE inspection project with ALL your 3D measurement devices
PolyWorks 2018 brings 3D metrology hardware interoperability to the next level. It empowers users to create and deliver shop-floor-ready inspection projects that are directly playable with all portable and CNC CMM 3D measurement devices.
Universal inspection projects ensure total flexibility for the overall work organization of your 3D metrology processes.
Maximize the use of all your 3D measurement devices and minimize the risk of operator errors by creating and embedding multiple piece measurement templates within a single inspection project!
With piece measurement templates, preconfigure an inspection project to:
  • Perform multiple piece measurements with CNC CMMs and portable scanning arms
  • Execute measurement sequences on bridge CMMs and horizontal arms
  • Set up for different laser tracker brands and models
  • Handle multiple CAD model versions and revisions
Perform all inspection tasks using a common workflow
PolyWorks 2018 reference target and datum target alignment techniques are more powerful and more complete:
  • Balance part deviations using the integrated iterative alignment with reference targets bound to constructed features
  • Simulate rectangular and circular fixture locating pads using the new datum target area


Interface with all 3D measurement devices
  • Smart collision avoidance for CNC CMMs
  • Robust measurement sequences for CNC CMMs


Enhanced Usability and Performance

  • Colors are used to focus attention and better communicate results
  • Intuitive annotation positioning and editing tools directly in the 3D Scene
  • Single-click geometry transfer between products
  • Simplified icons assure quick recognition, while retaining the original icon concepts