METRIS CAMIO 6.1 Speeds up Measurment Preparation for Ready-to-Run Inspection on any CMM

Leuven, May 14th, 2009 – Metris releases Camio 6.1, the multi-sensor CMM software for fast measurement preparation and high-throughput inspection. Off-line programming now includes full CMM machine and probe simulation with faster and more powerful collision detection that guarantees ready-to-run DMIS part programs. In environments where multiple CMMs are used, productivity rises drastically by using a single Camio seat to create part programs that can be used in high-throughput inspection mode on CMMs of different brands, types and sizes.

Full CMM simulation guarantees ready-to-run off-line part programs

Powerful off-line programming in Camio 6.1 now features advanced collision detection that increases efficiency up to 50% while covering the entire inspection setup. Full 3D simulation of CMM operation, including probes and even rotary tables, ensures that DMIS part programs arrive at CMMs ready-to-run – with no prove out required. Full CMM simulation is available for bridge and horizontal arm CMMs from Metris LK and C3 as well as other CMM brands.

Camio’s advanced collision detection intercepts axis violation risks and potential collisions with the machine structure and the part. The rotary table simulation capability is an integral part of collision detection, supporting both 3 and 4-axis modes for indexing and continuous tables. In addition, the software offers the ability to create performance optimized collision probe models with user-defined safety criteria.

Easily adapting CMM programs for different CMM types

With the new Machine Launch feature, multiple CMM environments can be programmed from a single Camio 6.1 seat. This enables to setup a part program once and adapt it with minimum effort for CMMs of different make and type. As a result, manufacturers can make more efficient use of their CMM installations, effortlessly adapt existing part programs for new CMM equipment or easily share CMM programs with suppliers. A single click is sufficient to change the CMM configuration and adapt the program in Camio. Each configuration has a unique folder structure that supports efficient management of individual CMM environments.

With the CADfast module, Camio users are able to work at any time with the latest native CAD formats and versions, including CATIA V5 R19 and SolidWorks 2008. This is crucial for CAD-driven part programming, as CADfast guarantees maximum CAD consistency.
Many enhancements throughout the Camio software

Camio supports touch trigger, 3 and 5-axis analog scanning as well as the full range of Metris laser scanners in a very transparent way. User-friendly programming tools integrated into Camio 6.1 offer optimized laser scanner motion paths for the automatic inspection of features. On the reporting side, Camio is expanded to include enhanced reporting capabilities for curves, surfaces, spheres and profiles.
In addition, upgrading from Camio versions prior to Camio v6 brings impressive inspection cycle reductions with its embedded production mode for repetitive inspection scenarios. Depending on sensor and feature characteristics, time gains of Camio’s production mode easily add up to 25%.

About Metris

Metris (Euronext – MTRS) designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems servicing design and manufacturing industries.

The company’s reliable and innovative metrology solutions cover the full range of measurement volumes required by automotive and aerospace customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors.

Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven, Belgium, with additional production and development centers in Belgium, UK, Italy, US and China. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and America.
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