Daily Archives: June 16, 2018

InnovMetric releases PolyWorks® 2018 featuring universal inspection projects

QUEBEC CITY, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InnovMetric Software Inc., the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, today launched the 2018 release of PolyWorks. This latest major release of the company’s universal 3D metrology software platform delivers universal inspection projects playable on any 3D measurement device, an enhanced alignment toolbox, smart collision avoidance for CNC CMMs, even more robust measurement sequences for CNC CMMs, and enhanced usability and performance that promote valuable gains in user productivity.

In recent years, we’ve worked hard to boost teamwork efficiency and reduce our customers’ measurement cost by delivering a universal 3D metrology software platform that interfaces with all 3D measurement devices, offers a universal workflow for performing all inspection tasks, and deploys universal inspection projects playable on any 3D measurement device. PolyWorks 2018 ties in perfectly with this strategy as it keeps improving the universality, flexibility, and usability of the PolyWorks tools,” said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric.

Inspection projects DIRECTLY PLAYABLE with ALL 3D measurement devices

Since 2016, PolyWorks universal inspection projects are reusable with any 3D measurement device by adapting their object measurement methods and measurement sequences using automatic conversion tools. PolyWorks 2018 empowers users to create and deliver shop-floor-ready inspection projects that are directly playable with any 3D measurement devices.

With PolyWorks 2018, users can maximize the use of their 3D metrology hardware and minimize the risk of operator errors by creating and embedding multiple piece measurement templates within a single inspection project!

With piece measurement templates, users can preconfigure an inspection project to:

  • Perform multiple piece measurements with CNC CMMs and portable scanning arms
  • Execute measurement sequences on bridge CMMs and horizontal arms
  • Set up for different laser tracker brands and models
  • Handle multiple CAD model versions and revisions
  • Manage multiple versions of an inspection routine

Universal inspection projects offer users total flexibility for the overall work organization of their 3D metrology processes.

Smart collision avoidance for CNC CMMs 

PolyWorks 2018 adds new measurement sequence fixers to the powerful real-time collision analysis technology. These tools allow inserting automatically computed Go to Position locations that modify the CMM measurement path in an optimal way as to prevent detected potential collisions.

Enhanced alignment toolbox

PolyWorks 2018 reference target and datum target alignment techniques are more powerful and more complete. Users can:

  • Balance part deviations using the integrated iterative alignment with reference targets bound to constructed features, which is useful when aligning symmetrical parts and balancing blade edges.
  • Simulate rectangular and circular fixture locating pads using the new datum target area.

Robust measurement sequences for CNC CMMs

PolyWorks 2018 offers intelligent solutions for measuring deformed, incorrectly aligned, or deviated parts without operator intervention:

  • Search hole – Triggers a spiral search when a hole is not located at its nominal position to estimate the actual hole location, and restarts hole measurement from the estimated location.
  • Locate hole center – Measures 3 points to estimate the actual hole location, translates the measurement zone to the center of the actual hole, and launches hole measurement.
  • Measure relative to other objects – Adjusts the position of the measurement zone based on the deviations of objects that are already measured.

Enhanced usability and performance

The improved discoverability, ease of use, and performance of tools in PolyWorks 2018 promote valuable gains in user productivity:

  • Simplified icons assure quick recognition, while retaining the original icon concepts
  • Colors are used to focus attention and better communicate results
  • Intuitive annotation positioning and editing tools directly in the 3D Scene
  • Single-click geometry transfer between PolyWorks|Inspector™ and PolyWorks|Modeler™

For more information about PolyWorks, including demonstrations and upcoming PolyWorks Conference 2018 events, visit: www.innovmetric.com.

About InnovMetric Software

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Quebec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. is the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations (Toyota, GM, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Apple, and many more) trust InnovMetric’s PolyWorks® software solutions and associated technical services to maximize the benefits of 3D measurement technologies for their engineering and manufacturing applications.

With its subsidiaries and joint ventures, InnovMetric has 340 employees in 16 countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, South Africa, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.

For more information about InnovMetric Software, please visit: innovmetric.com

Contact: Antoinette THIBEAULT, Director of Marketing Operations, InnovMetric Software
Tel: 1-418-688-2061 x309
Email: athibeault@innovmetric.com
Website: www.innovmetric.com

G20 commits more access to energy

The G20 Energy Ministers meeting ended in Bariloche, Argentina on Friday after a two-day meeting.

Delegates from G20 member and guest countries as well as international organizations discussed public policies to help promote the transition towards more flexible, more transparent and cleaner energy systems. Member countries also suggested solutions to issues including removal of fossil fuel subsidies, energy transitions, energy access and data transparency, renewables, and energy efficiency.

The G20 accounts for 77 percent of the world’s energy consumption and more than 80 percent of the world’s renewable energy capacity, 85 percent of global GDP, and two-thirds of the world’s population.

Source: VOV5

Putin-Trump meeting may take place this summer

The Kremlin says it’s holding the door open for a possible summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump this summer.

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, did not rule out the possibility of a Russia-U.S. summit. But he did not mention the specific time of the meeting. Earlier, Peskov cited Austria as a venue of the event.

Putin told Interfax last weekend he hopes the Russia-US ties will improve and that his meeting with President Trump will be constructive.

Source: VOV5

Excellent followers of Ho Chi Minh’s examples honored

150 female teams and individuals have been honored for their achievements in work and private life as excellent followers of Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality, and style.

They were awarded at a ceremony on Saturday organized by the Vietnam Women’s Union. Addressing the event, Tran Thanh Man, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front applauded the honorees, saying the Party, State, and Front highly value contributions made by members of the Vietnam Women’s Union. He called for more care to women in remote and disadvantaged areas: Studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality, and style should be a regular job of the Vietnam Women Union at all levels. Women’s voice and aspirations should be respected, so that they will consider the Union a truly organization to trust in.

Source: VOV5

President chairs 5th session of Central Steering Committee on Judicial Reform

President Tran Dai Quang chaired the 5th session of the Central Steering Committee on Judicial Reform in Hanoi on Saturday.

The President, who is also head of the Committee, called for compliance with Party Politburo resolutions in judicial reform, criminal judgment enforcement and the protection of civil rights and legitimate rights of stakeholders in line with the Constitution and law. He asked for clear orientation in future renovation of criminal judgment enforcement towards a law-governed socialist State and international integration.

Source: VOV5

Portal on martyrs, graves, cemeteries to be launched by July 20

The first portal on war martyrs, war martyrs’ graves and cemeteries nationwide is set to make debut by July 20.

It is expected to facilitate the public’s access to relevant information and search for the graves of their relatives who laid down their lives for the sake of the country. As agreed during a working session between the Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam Post on the project on Friday, Vietnam Post will transfer complete data and information about martyr graves and cemeteries for the e-portal while keeping it update and responsive to public queries. Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said:We want to ensure easy access for the public so that they could visit their relatives’ cemeteries from a distance. This is our responsibility and sentiments towards martyrs. We appreciate Vietnam Post for completing the project within a short period of time with high sense of responsibility.

Source: VOV5

Hanoi to host International Marathon 2019

The first ever Hanoi International Marathon will take place on April 14 next year.

Co-hosted by the Danish-Vietnamese joint-venture Topas, the municipal Department of Culture and Sports and the Danish Embassy in Vietnam, the tournament is open to both professional and amateur runners, taking them to local landmarks such as the Old Quarters, the Hanoi Opera House, the West Lake, on 42km, 10km and 21km races.

Proceeds from the Hanoi tournament will be used to support the Newborns Vietnam organization in reducing newborn fatalities and the Operation Smile in conducting correctional surgery for children.

Source: VOV5