Verisurf’s Basic System reads all native CAD file formats including IGES, STEP, AutoCAD, Inventor, Pro-E, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, CATIA, Unigraphics/NX and numerous others. This flexibility means that you can easily work with any CAD model – solid, surface or wireframe.
A fundamentally important component of the CAD-based platform, Verisurf Model Based Definition (MBD) lets users set unique IDs, tolerances and GD&T in the model for any surface, feature or other critical inspection item. In effect, you avoid error and speculation as well as reduce costs throughout the manufacturing process.
The Basic System also includes the proprietary Verisurf Device Interface (VDI). This powerful interface connects and controls virtually all measuring devices, including stationary and portable CMMs, laser trackers and scanners, and many others. With the VDI, you can effortlessly select and control your chosen device. All devices have a common user interface.
Interfacing in real-time with any measuring device – including stationary and portable CMMs, laser trackers and scanners, and various others – Measure lets you easily measure features from precise single points to point clouds. Set unique GD&T constraints, see the device graphically displayed on your screen, plus smart tools automatically recognize and display features while you are measuring.
For enhanced accuracy and ease of use, Verisurf Measure also includes FeatureAlign and AutoAlign. Use FeatureAlign to align the part to the device based on measured features and datums. Use AutoAlign to align the device directly to the CAD model. These new, innovative feature allows you to store alignment schemes and automate inspection routines to guide the device through inspection. Plus, you can easily create intuitive, visual HTML or Excel-based inspection reports.
Known as the Virtual Gage™, Verisurf Build displays deviation with the probe’s movement as you inspect the part in relation to the nominal CAD model. After quick alignment to the CAD model, simply measure error in the manufactured part with Build’s live, intuitive interface. Literally see part-to-model deviations, coordinates and assigned IDs – all in real-time during inspection.
For virtual assembly, you can set multiple tolerances and feature types such as surfaces, lines, arcs and more. An arrow indicator and deviation readout then guides you in real-time through the build process. You can even enhance visibility using color, graphics and various other clever features. With Verisurf Build, you eliminate hard tooling while ensuring accurate, expedient manufacturing for quality control.
Whether it is from CATIA, UG, Pro-E, SolidWorks or another CAD system, Verisurf Analysis lets you import the nominal CAD model and compare it against both internal and vendor inspection data. Analyze points-to-points, points-to-curves, points-to-surfaces or points-to-meshes and instantly generate deviation reports.
Customizable “best-fit” capabilities innovatively determine the optimal fit between the data and the model. For reporting, Verisurf Analysis generates Excel-based text and HTML-based color reports, including color deviation mapping for clear, practical analysis.
Re-engineer CAD surfaces, use AutoSurface to reverse engineer complex surfaces or use mixed modeling to blend STL meshes, surfaces and solids in one design. Working with measured data from any measuring device, Verisurf Reverse automatically creates surfaces, features and planar, grid or radial cross sections on machined parts to create precise CAD models. Leveraging advanced tools, Verisurf Reverse creates and custom fits lines, arcs, splines, planes, spheres, cylinders, surfaces and more. Providing a fully integrated, comprehensive solution, Reverse also creates meshes from point clouds in the form of an STL file for surface analysis or future tooling and machining.
Verisurf’s Connection Module connects Verisurf X software to all metrology devices making it a powerful common metrology platform for enterprise wide model-based inspection, reverse engineering and tool building.
Verisurf Connection connects to and controls multiple devices simultaneously, including stationary and portable CMMs, articulated arms, laser trackers, theodolites, total stations, optical trackers, numerous scanners, laser radar and a variety of other current and emerging technologies. Using Verisurf Connection in conjunction with Verisurf X metrology software you can reduce training time, improve consistency and standardize metrology data management.
Verisurf Connection manages your metrology device setup and environmental settings with Probe Manager, Calibration Routines, Device Setup and Temperature and Material Settings menus.