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  • Date: 20-05-2010, 17:49
20-05-2010, 17:49

Metrolog XG v8.002

Category: CAD/CAM CNC

Metrolog XG v8.002

Points Cloud *

Full Metrolog optimization to be able to process millions of points.
New database points cloud tab page.
Possibility to acquire clouds in manual (using arms or laser) or automatic modes (using arms, T-Scan, CMMs).
Three new alignment creation instructions point cloud oriented:
Fit on retrieved features
Improvement of feature retrieve functionality (circle, plane, flush and gap...).
New "Surface Mapping feature for points cloud analysis on the complete CAD or on a part of the CAD. Ability to generate automatically a color mapping associated to this feature.
New Flush & Gap feature.
Points cloud meshing with optional smoothing included.
Advanced points cloud filtering functionalities.
AC, PSL, STL, MTL import / export file formats.
Specific toolbar for point cloud 3D view visualization.
Better consistency between Surface Point and Geometrical Point : same display, same result window, same automatic measurement methods, same print report, same way to define coordinates.
All feature construction fields can be set with calculated values.
Ability to define circle on a cone surface with automatic diameter adjustment.
Possibility to use CAD curves or sophisticated CAD projections to define surface points or geometrical points.
New construction of a geometrical point : offset a point along a direction and a distance.
Best-fit feature construction based on other features probing points.
Construction of line based on other feature direction (main axis or normal).
Automatic inner / outer property recognition in the feature definition dialogs, according to the click or the CAD.
It is now possible to evaluate a circularity on a cone (ISO 1101:2004).
Feature naming rule improvement.
Warning during definition if the shape does not fit the feature. (if a user try to define a circle on elliptic shape).
Single and total runout improvement
Trackers and Arms functionalities
Possibility to use a Metrologic Bundle available to all types of trackers and arms. *
Sphere and circle features can now be used as orientation points.
Improvements in the Build & Inspect: *
a control points prefix name and a family name can be set,
possibility to compare axial feature to cylinder parallel or not to the current alignment axes,
possibility to compare cylinders and cones features to reference shapes.
Ability to combine automatic mode and manual probing.
Support point temperature compensation for Leica, API, Faro tracker. *
Import / Export
Support of the GSURF statement in the DMO import. *
Possibility to import basic point files in working sessions (position, position with normal, point name and position, etc.).
Features (including 3D features shape) can be exported as IGES file.
GM2 program engine
Improvements in path display (ability to display path on part program selection or on all program, and possibility to display only probing points).
Direct jump from active feature to its definition instruction in a part program.
New Find and Replace dialog.
New program import format: DAT.
Improvements in the PNT program converter:
define and/or measurement instructions,
automatic normal calculation by projection on CAD,
selection of the features of the file.

Improvement of the POLAR coordinates management :
teach probing points in the coordinates system of the definition feature,
teach constructions in the coordinates system based on the coordinates system of the features,
support polar coordinates in the Convert Hit Points dialog.
New security position management instructions.

In off-line, possibility to force a part program to be run in automatic mode.
Manual probing assistant can now be based on probing points during a part program execution.

DMIS program engine *

New dialog to generate easily OUTPUT instructions.

Approach and Retract distances automatically adapted to feature size. And these instructions are now learned in the part program.
Automatic recovery of head position and execution mode in a DMIS part program.
Improvements in the PNT program converter:
define and/or measurement instructions,
automatic normal calculation by projection on CAD,
selection of the features of the file.
Improvement of the POLAR coordinates management :
teach probing points in the coordinates system of the definition feature,
teach constructions in the coordinates system based on the coordinates system of the features,
support polar coordinates in the Convert Hit Points dialog.
Possibility to run an external program via the ScriptEngine.
Ability to set a prefix feature name in the Convert Hit Points to Geometrical Points dialog.
Ability to update feature/alignment databases when editing DMIS alignment statements.

CAD entities orientation visualization in the 3D view.
Possibility to reverse the entity orientation.
When defining a geometrical feature from a CAD entity, automatic inner / outer property initialization based on the surface orientation.
Possibility to create a CAD surface by extension with one click on a circle.
Catia V5 R17 supported. *
Automatic CAD surfaces re-orientation with one click.
3D View
Ability to show / hide alignment representation in 3D view for current or CAD alignments.
It is now possible to modify the alignments axes sizes.
New statistic histogram column that can be added in stickers.
New detailed 3D view for form tolerances (flatness, straightness, circularity and cylindricity).
The feature names are now displayed in transparency in the 3D view.
Stickers: feature icon depends of the font size.
Probes *
Faster continuous probes qualification process based on simple points calibration.
Optimized SP600 and SP25 probes calibration.
Support of "L" continuous probes calibration (manual and automatic).
CMM interfaces *
Faro Track Arm.
Perceptron optical sensor on ME5007, ME5008 and CimCore Infinite arms.
Kreon optical sensor available on ME5007 and ME5008.
Leica T-Scan.
Faro Scan Arm.
Reminder: Possible setup with opticals sensors:
T-Scan Perceptron Kreon Datapixel Metris ScanArm
Interfaces Leica
LTD Series X
Infinite X X
Titanium/Platinium X X
ME5008 X X Next Patch Next Patch
It is now possible to define the translation values of a geometrical alignment directly by clicking in the 3D view.
Possible to auto-detect CMM parameters in the Setup Assistant.

New possibility to choose between nominal and actual values in calculated values.

New setting to define the delay between continuous mode and standard mode (portable CMM).
When using the Operator mode, the starting program folder is always reinitialized to its right value after a program execution.
Advanced settings panel can be resized.

Metrolog XG v8.002

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  • Date: 20-04-2010, 14:09
20-04-2010, 14:09


Category: Textile


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  • Date: 20-04-2010, 13:06
20-04-2010, 13:06

Sofistik v 23

Category: Other Software

Sofistik v 23

SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD)
For general building design SOFiSTiK offers various FEA-packages mostly based on the SOFiSTiK flagship solver ASE. Any package can be upgraded for special tasks like bridge design, dynamics or tunnel engineering. The SOFiSTiK package will be controlled via the SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD). The SSD is an all new working enviroment to control the different SOFiSTiK programs without being forced to use the text-based editor. The SSD allows the user a task-oriented way of working by offering various wizards or pre-defined task from a library.
For building design SOFiSTiK offers various packages (all include the SSD):
"SlabDesigner PRO" - 2D non-linear FEA & Design
The SlabDesigner PRO is a powerful 2D FEA package handling the analysis of slabs, walls, frames or grillages. It comes with an AutoCAD-based pre-processor, CAD-based section generator, automatic superpositioning, interactive result viewers and automatic report generation. For those engineers not having AutoCAD, this package comes based on an optional AutoCAD 2006 OEM engine. This means: Full AutoCAD-technology and compatibility for a very competitive price.
SlabDesigner PRO comes with many advanced features like non-linear cracking analysis for slabs and beams, non-linear bedding and supports, integrated t-beam design and theory 2nd order and many international codes like BS, EC, DIN, SIA, ÍNORM, ACI, BBK/BRO (Sweden), SNIP (Russia).
The SlabDesigner PT Pro package offers additionally the option of analysing and designing Pre- and Post-tensioned slab with SOFiPLUS and SSD data input. For more information please check the Post-tensioned Slab Example on our WebSite.
"Basic 3D FEA & Design"
Like the SlabDesigner PRO this package is AutoCAD-based and is an economic start into the 3D FE-analysis using SOFiSTiK. The package come with an interactive pre- and postprocessor and an automatic mesh-generator. The user can perform linear static analysis for any 3D structure, from simple slabs to freeform surfaces including RC-design for plate, beam and truss elements. Implemented codes are identical to the SlabPRO-packages.
"BASIC 3D Frame and Girder Systems"
Based on the program STAR 3 the user has a powerful solution for analysis and design of general frame and girder systems according to 1st/2nd order theory at his fingertips. The input can confortably be done using SOFiPLUS.
"SOFiSTiK Premium" - Advanced 3D FEA & Design
The Premium-package is an ideal upgrade from BASIC 3D FEA. Additional features are:
Volume elements
Pile elements
Non-linear springs
Theory 2nd order
Cracked-section analysis (beams)
Elastic-plastic, plastic-plastic
Torsional buckling checks (EC)
Staged construction
Non-linear bedding
User defined cross-sections incl. design
3D integration of structure's stresses to forces on equivalent cross-sections
Full steel and concrete section design
Thin- and thick-walled section types
...and a lot of more
The SOFiSTiK Premium Package is available in two configurations, the first one as SOFiSTiK Premium Concrete (including the design of shells) and the second one as SOFiSTiK Premium Steel (including theory 3rd order and membrane elements).
The Premium package can easily be upgraded to post-tensioning structures, seismic analysis, bridge and tunnel design.

Column - Column analysis according to 2nd Order Theory
With COLUMN the engineer has a program interface of the new generation at hand. Based on the modules STAR3 and STUE the program offers column analysis and design according to the buckling column model procedure (DIN 1045-1) or 2nd Order Theory including non-linear material behaviour and creepage/shrinkage. Further more COLUMN offers an option for automatically drawing reinforcement plans for SOFiCAD.
More capability characteristics

Sofistik v 23

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