Measuring Efficiency

With the latest version of its standard measuring software CALYPSO®, Carl Zeiss (Maple Grove, MN) offers additional functions with outstanding properties for users of measuring technology.

With the latest version of its standard measuring software CALYPSO®, Carl Zeiss (Maple Grove, MN) offers additional functions with outstanding properties for users of measuring technology. CALYPSO 5.0 further improves measuring efficiency—be it the generation of measuring plans for contact or optical measurements, or the documentation and preparation of the measuring results.

With CALYPSO 5.0, the function for importing metadata as a feature directly from 3-D CAD systems has been improved. It is now possible to generate measurement plans from the 3-D models up to 60 percent faster. CAD metadata (PMI) in the form of dimensions and tolerances, comments in text form and data on surface quality and material specifications can be accepted with very high accuracy by CALYPSO 5.0. The Siemens NX (UG), CATIA V5 and ProE CAD systems, as well as the new open CAD format JT Open are supported. A 3-D computer mouse increases the efficiency of offline programming.

An important feature has been added to the function of integrating a live camera image into the CAD model for optical measurements: CALYPSO 5.0 uses an interactive selection in the live image of the camera sensor to automatically navigate the coordinate measuring machine to the desired location. Extensive searching for a feature and the time-consuming positioning with the joysticks on the control panel are no longer necessary.