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Universal Digitizing Hubs for 3D Metrology with Polyworks 2016

3D metrology technologies are primarily used for 3D inspection, CAD to Part analysis, alignments and reverse engineering.

InnovMetric Software Inc., the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, launched the latest release of its software platform PolyWorks®2016. The central theme during the launch event at Pune, India was “Universal Digitizing Hubs for Metrology”.


PolyWorks 2016 fully supports probing and laser scanning on stationary CNC CMMs, and delivers a truly universal 3D metrology workflow that will allow users to operate any type of portable metrology and CNC CMM measurement device within a common framework, from a single software module, and using similar tools and methods.

The new features with latest release include

  • Measurement sequence editor adds customization capability to Play Inspection tool, that automatically generates a step-by-step guided measurement sequence. Using the new sequence editor, users can configure the order of measurement operations, control device position moves, easily add guidance messages as well as insert macro scripts.
  • Offline simulation allows users to quickly create simulated measured object components, Data alignments, Data color maps, geometry control tables, 3D scene snapshots, and inspection reports before the real measurement task, without needing access to a measurement device. It also allows users to control the probing and laser scanning tool orientations and trajectories on a virtual device.

India Conference Highlights

The event held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pune, was attended by 100+ industry representatives, primarily from automotive OEMs as well as tier1 and tier2 suppliers.


The new release was launched in the presence of Dr. Patrik Castera, Director of Marketing, Innovmetric, Canada. Apart from answering questions from the participants, presenting what’s new and customer success stories, the event also arranged the hardware display and a Doctor’s Office.

During hardware display, the hardware partners demonstrated latest 3D measurement devices like 3d scanners, probing devices and solutions.


Hardware Display Area


Hardware On Display

During  Doctor’s Office session, the application specialists provided quick and appropriate solutions to the customers metrology illnesses.


Doctor’s Office Session

Overall, the event enabled a lot of interesting and engaging interaction among the participants as well as with application specialists. The new features were well received by the participants. The major take away from the event was regarding Universal Digitizing Hubs for 3D Metrology. Based on universal 3D metrology architecture of PolyWorks 2016, universal inspection projects can be used with multiple hardware platforms to optimize object measurement methodologies and adapt them to different measurement principles.

The true device interoperability ensures total flexibility for customers to select the appropriate measurement devices for their needs and maximize the return on their 3D metrology investments.