PC-DMIS 2023.2

Make the connection with PC-DMIS and drive quality data through your manufacturing workflow

PC-DMIS 2023.2 gives you more control and simplicity for greater efficiency. The latest update delivers more efficiency gains with a range of new smart features and updates to popular tools. Create new features faster with enhanced Measurement Strategies. Navigate complex objects with an updated ClearanceCube. Generate a pointcloud from CAD models for offline routine creation without scanning a physical part. And much more. PC-DMIS 2023.2 continues to innovate with smart, time saving features that will make programming measurement routines easier and more intuitive.

Pointcloud from CAD

Create pointcloud routines offline without scanning a physical part. Portable CMM users can now simulate point cloud data and practice working with feature extraction and dimensioning offline

Feature creation improvements

Updated Measurement Strategies for hassle free feature creation. Quick Path display visualises the probe path whilst using Quick Features to Identify potential collisions when creating measurement routines. Smart Ending offset considers the effective working length of the tip in use to avoid shanking.

Touch Trigger Probe User Defined Plane

Add move points to Auto Feature plane with a Touch Trigger Probe to avoid fixture clamps or obstacles. AutoPlane now has same level of flexibility as Measured Feature.

ClearanceCube improvements

This update enables path generation for parts with more complex geometries. ClearanceCube is now more user friendly - settings are easier to define and use with click and drag editing of dimensional parameters.

Offline animation speed control

Easily review steps in an offline measurement routine by speeding up or slowing down at critical or problematic stages for debugging. Easy to access from the execution dialogue and adjustable in real time.

Select all hits (Ideas Centre)

Use feature hits to create a Best Fit construction with just a few clicks. Previously the single mean position of all the points of the feature would be highlighted – these single points caused an error for Best Fit construction where multiple points are needed. With Select all hits – each hit from individual planes are easily selected and added to a Best Fit construction

PC-DMIS 2023.2 offers other new features and improvements, including:

Geometric Tolerance & Migration Report improvements
Users must select a single GD&T standard when creating the routine - reduces the possibility of mistakes arising from multiple standards – reports detect multiple standards

ESF contact copy parameters
Copy Parameters tool is now available for ESF (VWMP) Contact features

ESF customisable naming rule
Customers can change the names of parameters (from VW based defaults)

ESF editing dimension tolerances
Easier and faster editing of ESF tolerances in measurement routines

Send report data to Nexus
Upload directly to Metrology Reporting without using SFx desktop application

Support for AS1-XL scanner
PC-DMIS automatically detects when an AS1-XL sensor is loaded and activates the optimal scanning parameters

HP-LC-1000 firmware upgrade
New Laser Controller firmware version 0.10.6 enables HP-L-10.10 Laser Scanner System to run with PC-DMIS 2023.2 and previous software versions

  • Technical data

    Operating system
    PC-DMIS 2023.2 operates under 64-bit Windows 11 and Windows 10 No other operating systems are supported.

    • For HP-L systems and systems that use RS-SQUARED sensors that run PC-DMIS in DCC mode, you need to use a 64-bit Windows 10 Pro Computer with up to 4 Cores.
    • When you use third-party drivers, you should contact your local Manufacturing Intelligence representative to ensure operating system compatibility.
    • Running PC-DMIS inside a Virtual Machine (VM) is supported only if the VM supports OpenGL 3 or higher.
    • PC-DMIS Vision machines do not support 64-bit Windows 8. The Matrox Frame grabber PC-DMIS Vision hardware component does not support a 64-bit operating system.

    Microsoft .NET Framework
    If you do not have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows, the PC-DMIS installer will install it for you.

    4 GB of RAM or higher

    • The size of the CAD data file and the tessellation multiplier value used affect the amount of memory needed. These both affect the number of tessellated facets needed to display the model. The smaller the tessellation multiplier value used, the more memory needed for the facets. For large CAD models, this could cause an "Out of Memory" error. If this occurs, the current PC-DMIS session will be left in an unstable state and should be terminated.
    • The default tessellation multiplier value is 1.0. Setting a tessellation multiplier of 0.1 will result in a 10 to 20 percent increase in the memory required over the default value of 1.0. Decreasing the tessellation multiplier further to 0.01 will result in an additional 50 to 65 percent increase of memory required.
      1 GB of video RAM

    64 GB of RAM Dual-Channel @1063 MHz DDR4-2666 MHz ECC RDIMM memory (for HP-L systems and systems using RS-SQUARED sensors)


    • 2 GHz or higher quad core processor
    • Intel Xeon W-2223 Processor (3.6GHz, 3.9GHz) for HP-L systems
    • Intel Xeon Processor E3-1505M (3.00 GHz) for systems using RS-SQUARED sensors
    • Intel Core i7 9th Generation or higher (for example, i7-9xxxHx) 6 Cores hyper-threading enabled (for HP-L systems and systems using RS-SQUARED sensors)

    Compatible with any popular graphics card that meets or exceeds the following suggested minimums:

    • GPU Memory 2 GB DDR3*
    • 6 GB Memory Bandwidth 29.0 GB/s (for HP-L systems)
    • Memory Bandwidth 29.0 GB/s
    • CUDA Cores 384
    • Open GL 3.0
    • NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (4 GB) (for HP-L systems and systems using RS-SQUARED sensors)
    • AC or AX type Wi-Fi card for systems using RS-SQUARED sensors

    * For an RS4 laser sensor or later model, you need a GPU with at least 4 GB DDR3.

    The graphics driver must support OpenGL 3.0 or higher. A warning message appears on PC-DMIS start-up if the driver does not support OpenGL 3.0 or if your graphics driver is more than three years old.

    Hard drive

    2 GB of free hard drive space plus allocated virtual memory of eight times the largest CAD file used.

    SSD drive, HDD 10K, or two disks in RAID 0 mode (high-performance hard disk drive).
    128 SSD, 128 SSD RAID, 1 TB HDD

    Screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 or higher


    • One Serial port
    • Three Ethernet ports. This may be required for specific installations in consideration of local needs, including but not limited to CMM systems where one port is required for controller communications and another for intranet/internet communications.
    • Two USB ports
    • A properly configured LMS license or a HASP key (a physical USB portlock)
    • LAN port with Intel Chipset (for example, I219) (for HP-L systems)

    Note: A HASP key does not act as general purpose data storage; therefore, you cannot use a HASP key to store (download) arbitrary data from a computer. Similarly, you cannot use a HASP key to put (upload) arbitrary data on a computer. Also, only Hexagon applications can read or write to a HASP key; other applications do not have this capability. As a result, you cannot use a HASP key to load and unload data to and from a computer.

    Any modern internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge

    Anti-virus software
    Hexagon used the Sophos anti-virus tool to test PC-DMIS 2023.2. The user will need to confirm the performance of any other anti-virus tool.
    Solutions for CMMs using RS-232 communications

    If you are installing PC-DMIS 2023.2 on a new or existing computer, but you have an older CMM model that uses RS-232 communications, then you will need to install one of these solutions on your computer:

    • An external RS-232 serial-to-USB adapter cable plus the serial-to-USB adapter cable driver
    • An internal serial adapter card with serial ports
  • Downloads

    Download the latest version of PC-DMIS