DELCAM PowerINSPECT 2015 Test With UltraPro Safenet Dongle

Delcam has released the 2015 version of its PowerINSPECT validation system which includes automatic collision avoidance, faster import of large CAD files, longer validation report generation and better display of cloud data results, as well as many other improvements customers require.

PowerINSPECT includes many years of collision detection to notify the user when there is a possible collision between the probe and the item being examined. At this point, the user must make the necessary changes to the probe path to avoid collisions.

With PowerINSPECT 2015,

The software automatically adjusts the probe path if direct movement between test functions could cause a collision. The software calculates a new path through an obstacle, usually by moving or circling the obstacle.

Collision avoidance occurs when the initial probe path is created, when the measurement sequence is reset, and when features are added or removed. Automatic collision checking not only prevents collisions, but also saves a lot of programming time, especially when examining more complex elements.

The user still has the option to change the path created by the software. This may be necessary if there are accessories that are not modeled in CAD data, eg. B. Bracket or device holding the part.

A number of improvements in PowerINSPECT 2015 have made data importing and reporting faster.

The differences become especially obvious when you read large CAD models, read the entire vehicle body, and create longer reports with more graphical representations.


Another improvement in reporting gives users more control over the content of each report. For example, it is easier to summarize a complete result as a management report. Shorter reports can also be generated where no further detail is required, for example if all results are within expected tolerances.

The 2015 release also featured an improved display of data results in the point cloud, including a more shaded “color map” display with a color tolerance scale. The new format not only makes the results easier to understand, but also more compatible with reports generated by PowerINSPECT from data from other measurement types. This makes it easier to compare results across different devices or measurement methods.

A number of other usability improvements are included.

The representation of changes to probes or drilling parameters is now clearer and easier to understand.

This improvement is especially useful for making longer sequences for CNC coordinating measuring machines and machine testing.

They also make it easier for CMM operators to track measurement sequences developed by other users, for example when routine tests are created by a company metrologist but then performed by less experienced users.

Another usability enhancement is the addition of scale model checks. In this mode, measurements are taken from a scale model, i.e. For example, a half-scale car appears as if the item yields full size. This makes it easy to understand the reports at a glance and facilitates the exchange of digital measurements with the CAD system because scaling in the model does not have to be compensated for.

It is also easier to handle more complex CAD data structures by dividing the data into levels. In particular, it is easier to compare CAD views with elements contained in the history tree.

Finally, a new section element is added to the geometry area that can be measured with PowerINSPECT. the junction between sphere and cone or cylinder. This option is useful when measuring lines and pipes.