Metrology Creaform releases tenth version of VX elements 3D measurement software
To help its customers streamline their product development and quality control processes, Creaform released the VX elements 10. According to the company, the new software offering sets new standards in metrology, inspection and reverse engineering.
The supplier of portable 3D measurement systems Creaform, announced the launch of VX elements 10 — now featuring a new cloud licensing system, new 3D mesh and entity edition functionalities, multiple CAD imports, and compatibility of the Metra Scan-R 3D scanners with collaborative robots (cobots).
VX elements, now an integrated 3D measurement software platform that comprises several acquisition and application modules — VX scan, VX probe, VX shot, VX model, VX track, VX inspect, VX scan-R — traces all the way back to 2005 with version 1.0 of VXscan, first software module developed by Creaform.
A new cloud licensing system has been implemented to facilitate license sharing between users of a given company. It is now easier to maximise software investment by increasing cooperation between team members, making collaborative projects simpler and faster.
The upgraded VX scan module unveils improvements to the Merge Scan feature: better computing performance, new target alignment, and the ability to retain the original data.
The VX model scan-to-CAD software module now boasts a flexible entity edition tool, a new cross-section feature (resizing of cut plans, cross-section distance and angle with “arbitrary” entities).
End users can now import and use multiple CAD models in VX inspect for added flexibility. This in turn facilitates working with symmetrical objects and saves time when processing assembly parts.
VX scan-R is part of Creaform’s offering using collaborative robots (cobots) to streamline scanning cell deployments, and leverage the best scanning technology using off-line programming software.