PolyWorks for structured light scanners
Developed by InnovMetric Software Inc, Canada, PolyWorks® is a third-party solution for high-end point cloud inspection and reverse engineering applications.
Whether you are casting, milling, moulding or stamping, you can rely on PolyWorks to provide a complete solution for your process. The PolyWorks software suite is available as a complete package or – with regard to the two main applications – as a point cloud inspection or reverse engineering package.
SLS Plugin for PW
The SLS-PW Plugin allows any structured light scanner from Hexagon to be completely controlled from within the PolyWorks software environment. The increased efficiency of a single platform workflow will reduce inspection times by eliminating the need to export and import measurement data between separate programs, as well as by minimising training needs.
This plugin is based on Hexagon’s structured light scanning SDK, which offers the possibility of developing further plugins for other major metrology software platforms.
Features & BenefitsPolyWorks offers users the following great benefits:
Put high-density point clouds of digitised prototype parts and assemblies to use in the manufacturing process.
Quickly identify deformations and fix problems at an earlier stage in the manufacturing process.
Approve your manufacturing process by fully inspecting your first-assembled products.
Production cycle monitoring
Automatically measure wear of tools and quickly detect any abrupt degradation in product quality.
Ensure compliance of final manufactured and assembled products through automated sample check inspection.
Transform aligned point clouds into highly accurate and fully manufacturable polygonal models using PolyWorks' unique tolerance-based adaptive meshing technology.
Reconstruct perfect polygonal features from imperfectly digitised geometry.
The SLS-PW Plug-in offers users the following great benefits
First deep integration of structured light scanning technology within a market leading third-party metrology software platform.
Take complete control of scanning operations using Hexagon SLS systems from within the PolyWorks software environment.
Scanning users only need to work within and be trained for a single software environment.
No longer any need to export data from a proprietary software into a third-party platform for analysis.
Simplified single-platform workflow and process parallelisation delivers up to 25% faster analysis performance.
Compatibility with PolyWorks workflow macros make productivity improvement even easier, with the plug-in including user guidance and examples to make the functionality more accessible.
Data capture on difficult measurement objects with non-uniform reflection is simplified with easy handling of scanner exposure functionality.
Scanner and turntable support allows for higher-speed semi-automated measurement processes and multi-part measurement.
An intuitive graphical user interface and accessible workflows make optical 3D scanning a seamless experience with the SLS-PW Plug-in.