Nikon Metrology

Rapidform XOV2 Makes 3D Scan-Based Verification Faster and Easier

CMM Laser Scanning, Handheld Scanning, Nikon Metrology, Press Release, Software
  INUS Technology, Inc. just announced the release of Rapidform XOV2 Service Pack 2, which brings major improvements to the application’s reporting and 3D scan measurement capabilities. Rapidform XOV takes data from any 3D scanner, including Nikon Metrology 3D laser scanners, and enables manufacturers to quickly verify that parts are within specification. This latest release sharpens XOV’s focus on allowing fast, easy inspection of parts and seamless interoperability with popular CAD software.  Highlights of the 50+ enhancements include:

  • New 3D scan measurement tools: All of XOV’s extensive GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) tools are available for use on 3D scan data, without the need for a CAD model. Users can now freely measure scanned parts, and XOV will automatically define features and calculate results for flatness, cylindricity, circularity, straightness, etc.
  • Virtual calipers: Any part can be measured in the same way as with physical calipers inside the software. A part can quickly be scanned, and saved for future measurement at any time. Imagine taking a measurement on tooling that is on the factory floor, without having to stop the line!
  • Streamlined virtual CMM: Like virtual calipers, XOV can also simulate a CMM’s measurements on a scanned part, offering the same time-saving benefits.
  • Two new 3D scanners added to liveScan: XOV can control 18 of the most popular 3D scanners, and with SP2 that now includes Nikon Metrology’s handheld scanners.
  • Enhanced automation: XOV’s batch process tool gains several enhancements, including the ability to process groups of scans automatically. It will also automatically print out complete inspection reports after processing each scan or group of scans.

The new service pack will be released the week of November 10, 2010.  For more information or to request a demonstration of the new features, visit www.rapidform.com/xov2sp2.