InnovMetric releases PolyWorks Metrology Suite 2021

InnovMetric has announced the launch of PolyWorks MS 2021, the latest release of its 3D dimensional analysis and quality control solution. PolyWorks MS 2021 delivers powerful curved surface analysis tools, transforms the measurement operator experience, and facilitates the deployment of PolyWorks|Inspector as a standard offline CNC CMM sequencing solution.

PolyWorks MS 2021’s curved surface analysis toolbox offers a built-in isotropic surface defect detection technology that identifies anomalies such as bumps, dents, scratches, and cavities directly on scanned data, without the need for a reference CAD model. Leveraging the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality devices, this new major release provides digital gauging operators with automatic mixed reality photo capture to ensure measurement traceability and accelerates assembly building through on-screen guidance powered by holograms.

PolyWorks MS 2021 also offers users a more comprehensive offline CNC CMM sequencing solution thanks to the increased intelligence of its assisted sequencing technology, enhanced support for CMM components from all major brands, and a DMIS exporter.

PolyWorks MS 2021 leverages new and emerging technologies that optimize the performance and usability of the company’s solutions while interconnecting to more 3rd-party solutions than ever before. With the addition of innovative dimensional analysis tools that boost user productivity, the integration of mixed reality technology in standard 3D measurement workflows, and significant enhancements to the offline CNC CMM solution that provides revolutionary measurement sequencing capabilities, PolyWorks MS 2021 fulfils a promise to keep delivering high-value solutions.

Curved surface analysis toolbox
With this latest PolyWorks MS release, users benefit from powerful tools to make quick work of analysing the quality of a wide variety of curved surfaces. Bumps, scratches, dents, and cavities in curved or planar surfaces of scans can be located using the isotropic surface defects colour map tool.

2D sheet metal cut-outs can be fully inspected with the GD&T Line Profile tool and sections of extruded or lofted parts can be analysed using the GD&T Line Profile tool.

The area of greatest deviation on high-precision contact surfaces, such as flanges, can be found using the local flatness tool. Flush and gap measurements are possible on assembled vehicles, even when certain areas cannot be measured, by extrapolating measured data using CAD models.

Enhanced measurement operator experience
Manufacturing organisations can increase the efficiency and repeatability of their 3D measurement operations thanks to technological aids added to measurement processes such as digital gauging traceability is available by capturing and automatically storing a mixed reality photo when measuring a dimension with a digital gauge.

Digital readouts, axial deviations, and guidance arrows can be displayed as holograms in the operator’s view to help precisely position a machine, a tool, or a fixture. Measurement operations can seamlessly incorporate other digital enterprise solutions by using macro scripts that self-trigger before or after certain operations are executed.

Hexagon and Zeiss inferred probe heads and laser scanners are available in the hardware catalogues when creating a sequence offline. PolyWorks MS CNC CMM measurement sequences are exportable to a standard DMIS file to accelerate sequence creation in legacy CMM software

PolyWorks MS 2021 is available for download or through InnovMetric’s PolyWorks reseller network.

For further details contact PolyWorks South Africa on 079 754 4578 or visit