On 30th September 2011, Duwe-3d AG carried out tests at their centre of excellence for 3D metrology in Lindau, Germany, to extensively examine the connection between the new FARO Edge measuring arm and the new version 12 of the PolyWorks software. PolyWorks V12 is the standardised solution for visual and tactile coordinate measuring technology and for the processing and evaluation of three dimensional data in industrial applications. The result of the test series confirmed the excellent integration of the latest generation of the FARO measuring arm into the PolyWorks environment.
Thus, the PolyWorks software supports measuring and scanning. In addition, settings can now be done, such as calibration on the FARO measuring arm, which are then available in PolyWorks. The measuring arm can be connected using USB, WLAN or Bluetooth.
The PolyWorks plug-in also allows the guided measurement of specified test procedures, thereby flexibly using measuring variables such as the compensation method, the exact number of scanning points or predefined sensing ranges.
“The FARO Edge can also locally record and store standard geometries without any PC connection. In PolyWorks, these measured data and geometries can be imported using a new interface and incorporated in measurement reports.” said Dr. Hans-Peter Duwe, director of Duwe-3d.