Hexagon MI launches latest edition of its measurement software

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PC-DMIS 2017 R1 lays groundwork for a more focused user experience and improved workflows

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched PC-DMIS 2017 R1 – a dimensional measurement software package for coordinate measuring machines.

‘R1’ is short for ‘Release 1’ with two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2017, along with continued service pack updates to ensure reliability.

New for this release is the ‘What’s new’ animation which pops up when the user first starts the application, making it easier to find and learn about the new features and enhancements of the software.
The release notes have also been organised for easy access to the most important information. Application performance has been optimised for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing.

This release of PC-DMIS is also previewing a new Path Optimisation tool that takes advantage of multithreading on multi-core PCs whilst QuickMeasure tools have been extended to basic scanning operations and a new measurement strategy for AutoFeature Plane allows discrete point selection.

QuickFeature selection is also now available in the Live View on optical CMMs. Enhanced point cloud tools include: a new Caliper tool for two-point checks that works like a physical caliper, and Improved Zoom and Rotation for Portable Scanners where scan data should now flow more smoothly into the Graphic Window.


A new Size Dimension option allows local and global sizes for ASME and ISO standards and a new Feature-Sensor mapping tool brings enhanced QuickFeature control for multisensor measurement routines.

A video introducing the latest version of PC-DMIS

“PC-DMIS 2017 R1 continues the measureable trends towards great product stability and improved user experience,” states Ken Woodbine, product line manager of the HexagonMI Metrology Software division.

“This release marks another significant step forward, with even more valuable enhancements that contribute to overall workflow improvements across all areas of the product.”

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