PC-DMIS Planner


Wilcox Associates, Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, announced today the release of the new-to-the-market PC-DMIS Planner software. The groundbreaking toolset improves the flow of information between the design department, which designs parts in the virtual CAD world, and the engineering departments who manage the quality control function and inspect “as-built” parts in the real world. PC-DMIS Planner was developed to create a formalized and two-directional data flow between a CAD model and its related inspection part programs. In many companies today, design modifications such as tolerance adjustments are communicated downstream through informal methods such as a phone call or a marked-up drawing. PC-DMIS Planner automates these communication links so CAD file revisions can be electronically communicated to quality control…keeping all departments in sync.
“PC-DMIS Planner automates one of the last significant disconnects in manufacturing,” said Joe Zink, product manager for PC-DMIS Planner. “We have great tools to design parts using 3D CAD, and we have powerful tools to inspect parts using 3D CAD. But the missing link was a vehicle to enable these two worlds to communicate changes to each other.  Additions, deletions and changes to a CAD model are often dealt with using ad-hoc methods prone to error.  PC-DMIS Planner is a solution designed to formally communicate new information, automatically identify the specific impact to inspection programs, and keep an ongoing record of all changes.”
The design engineer can use PC-DMIS Planner to identify and embed information about critical characteristics in a planning file that is associated with the product’s CAD file. PC-DMIS Planner offers Direct CAD Interface technology, which interfaces directly to the CAD model in the original CAD database, so updated planning files can be easily associated with updated CAD files. Change Management tools within PC-DMIS Planner allow the user to identify changes to an original part model or inspection plan, and provide fast and easy methods to update part programs based on the new information.
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