Creaform Releases 10th Version of VXelements 3D Measurement Software Platform 7:0
New release offers cloud licensing, collaborative robots compatibility, new tools and functionalities.
July 5, 2022
Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. and company in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has launched VXelements 10—that offers a new cloud licensing system, new 3D mesh and entity edition functionalities, multiple CAD imports, and compatibility of the MetraSCAN-R 3D scanners with collaborative robots (cobots).
VXelements, now an integrated 3D measurement software platform that comprises several acquisition and application modules—VXscan, VXprobe, VXshot, VXmodel, VXtrack, VXinspect, VXscan-R—traces all the way back to 2005 with version 1.0 of VXscan, first software module developed by Creaform.
“This new software offering sets new standards in metrology, inspection and reverse engineering. We aimed to deliver a unique, differentiated and cutting-edge set of tools that works in complete synergy with the entire fleet of Creaform 3D measurement solutions,” says François Lachance, product manager—Software at Creaform.
Following are some of the new features and benefits found in VXelements 10.
A new cloud licensing system has been implemented to facilitate license sharing between users of a given company. It is now easier to maximize software investment by increasing cooperation between team members, making collaborative projects simpler and faster.
VXscan 3D Acquisition and Optimization Module
The upgraded VXscan module unveils improvements to the Merge Scan feature: better computing performance, new target alignment and the ability to retain the original data.
VXmodel Scan-to-CAD Module
The VXmodel scan-to-CAD software module now has a flexible entity edition tool, a new cross-section feature (resizing of cut plans, cross-section distance and angle with “arbitrary” entities).
VXinspect Dimensional Inspection Software Module
End users can now import and use multiple CAD models in VXinspect for added flexibility. This in turn facilitates working with symmetrical objects.
Vxscan-R Digital Twin Environment Software Module
Automated metrology is now more accessible. VXscan-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.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.