PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes

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Table of Contents
Recommended System Requirements ........................................................................................ 1
Operating System.................................................................................................................... 1
.NET Framework ..................................................................................................................... 2
RAM ........................................................................................................................................ 2
CPU ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Graphics .................................................................................................................................. 2
Hard Drive ............................................................................................................................... 2
Display .................................................................................................................................... 2
Connectivity ............................................................................................................................. 3
Browser ................................................................................................................................... 3
Anti-Virus Software .................................................................................................................. 3
Solutions for CMMs Using RS-232 Communications ............................................................... 3
Installing PC-DMIS ...................................................................................................................... 4
Step 1: Check System and Hardware Requirements ............................................................... 4
Step 2: Log on as an Administrator .......................................................................................... 4
Step 3: Back Up Existing Settings ........................................................................................... 4
Backing Up Machine Files for an Xcel CMM or a Sharpe Controller ..................................... 6
Backing Up Machine Files for a CMM with a DEA Controller ............................................... 6
Step 4: Install PC-DMIS ........................................................................................................... 7
LMS License Setup ............................................................................................................ 12
Custom Setup .................................................................................................................... 14
Administrator Privileges Explained ..................................................................................... 15
Step 5: Copy Files after Installation ....................................................................................... 16
Copying Machine Files for an Xcel CMM or a Sharpe Controller ........................................ 16
Copying Machine Files for a DEA CMM with a DEA Controller .......................................... 16
Step 6: Launch PC-DMIS for the First Time ........................................................................... 17
Note About CMMs Using RS-232 Communications ........................................................... 19
Updating the Software............................................................................................................... 19
Modifying, Repairing, or Removing the Installation .................................................................... 20
Running PC-DMIS in Another Language ................................................................................... 21
Installing Non-English Help Files from Language Packs ........................................................... 21
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................ 22
PC-DMIS Startup is Slow....................................................................................................... 22
Updating the Software Results in a "(407) Proxy Authentication Required" Message ............ 22
Setting Up the Network to Send Crash Reports ..................................................................... 22
Installing on Top of an Existing Version Results in Unexpected Behavior .............................. 23
Running the Legacy DPUPDATE.EXE Does Not Work ......................................................... 23
Information about this Release .................................................................................................. 24
New Product Information ........................................................................................................... 25
2015.1 SP10 Release............................................................................................................ 25
2015.1 SP9 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP8 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP7 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP6 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP5 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP4 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP3 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
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2015.1 SP2 Release.............................................................................................................. 25
2015.1 SP1 Release.............................................................................................................. 26
2015.1 Release ..................................................................................................................... 26
About the PC-DMIS 64-Bit Version .................................................................................... 26
Running the PC-DMIS Universal Jogbox Utility .................................................................. 26
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP10 ................................................................................................... 27
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP9 ..................................................................................................... 28
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP8 ..................................................................................................... 30
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP7 ..................................................................................................... 32
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP6 ..................................................................................................... 33
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP5 ..................................................................................................... 35
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP4 ..................................................................................................... 36
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP3 ..................................................................................................... 38
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP2 ..................................................................................................... 40
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP1 ..................................................................................................... 41
Release Notes - 2015.1 ............................................................................................................ 43
Featured Items ...................................................................................................................... 43
Auto Features ........................................................................................................................ 46
Automation ............................................................................................................................ 46
CAD ...................................................................................................................................... 46
Graphics ................................................................................................................................ 47
Installation ............................................................................................................................. 47
Interface ................................................................................................................................ 47
Laser / Cloud of Points .......................................................................................................... 47
Machine Interface .................................................................................................................. 47
Planner .................................................................................................................................. 48
Pointclouds ............................................................................................................................ 48
Quick Fixturing ...................................................................................................................... 48
Reporting............................................................................................................................... 49
Tool Changers ....................................................................................................................... 49
Toolkit.................................................................................................................................... 49
Vision .................................................................................................................................... 49
Contact Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence ............................................................................ 49
Appendix A ............................................................................................................................... 50
Providing LMS Licensing Information to the Installer from the Command Line ....................... 50
Appendix B ............................................................................................................................... 52
Understanding File Locations ................................................................................................ 52
Public Documents .............................................................................................................. 52
Public Documents (Reporting Directory) ............................................................................ 52
Public Documents (Fixturing) ............................................................................................. 52
Program Data Files [Hidden] .............................................................................................. 52
User Data Files .................................................................................................................. 52
Required User Access Rights ................................................................................................ 53
File System ........................................................................................................................ 53
Registry ............................................................................................................................. 53
Notes ................................................................................................................................. 53
Appendix C ............................................................................................................................... 55
First-Time PC-DMIS Installation with Flexible Fixturing.......................................................... 55
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Recommended System Requirements
Attention Windows XP users! PC-DMIS 2015.1 is the final version of PC-DMIS supported by
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence on the Windows XP operating system. If you have not
already done so, please update your measurement device operating system and hardware
(personal computer), if necessary, to a modern 64-bit system with a more current and stable
Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7. Furthermore,
PC-DMIS will no longer support the 32-bit Windows operating system, regardless of the
operating system version number, starting with the PC-DMIS 2017 release.
Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from:
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Dramatically enhanced security
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Broad device choice for a mobile workforce
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Higher user productivity
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A lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities
Operating System
PC-DMIS 2015.1 operates under the following:
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32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10
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32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8.1 and 8
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32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7
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32-bit and 64-bit Vista
No other operating systems are supported.
IMPORTANT:
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When using third-party drivers, you should contact your local Hexagon Manufacturing
Intelligence representative to ensure operating system compatibility.
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Running PC-DMIS inside a Virtual Machine (VM) is not supported.
Notes:
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PC-DMIS Vision machines do not support 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8.
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The Matrox Framegrabber PC-DMIS Vision hardware component does not support a 64bit operating system.
Advantages of 64-bit:
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Customers with the x64-bit version of CAD packages need the 64-bit version of PCDMIS in order to use Direct CAD Interfaces (DCI) to connect to the packages.
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The 64-bit version of PC-DMIS can use all of the physical memory that is available on
the computer. The 32-bit version of PC-DMIS can only use the first 2 GB. Therefore,
customers with large CAD or measurement routines are advised to use the x64-bit
version.
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.NET Framework
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Microsoft .NET 4.5 for Windows 10 and Windows 8
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Microsoft .NET 4.0 for Windows 7
RAM
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4 GB of RAM or higher (4 GB is the highest amount of memory capable on a 32-bit OS)
The size of the CAD data file and the tessellation multiplier value used affect the amount
of memory needed. These both affect the amount 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.
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1 GB of video RAM
CPU
2 GHZ or higher Duo-Core processor
Graphics
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For desktops: Nvidia Quadro K620 graphics card
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For laptops: Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card
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The graphics driver must support OpenGL 3.0 or higher. A warning message appears on
PC-DMIS startup if the driver does not support OpenGL 3.0 or if your graphics driver is
more than a year old.
Hard Drive
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2 GB of free hard drive space plus allocated Virtual Memory of 8 times the largest CAD
file used
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SSD drive, HDD 10K, or two disks in RAID 0 mode (high-performance hard disk drive)
Display
Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher
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Connectivity
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2 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.)
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2 USB ports
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DVD drive
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HASP key (a physical USB portlock) or a software license
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 Manufacturing Intelligence 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.
Browser
Internet Explorer version 9 or later
Anti-Virus Software
Wilcox Associates Inc. used the Sophos Anti-virus tool to test PC-DMIS. The user will need to
confirm the performance of any other anti-virus tool.
http://sophos.com/products/enterprise/endpoint/security-and-control/
Solutions for CMMs Using RS-232 Communications
If you are installing PC-DMIS 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:
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An external RS-232 serial-to-USB adapter cable plus the serial-to-USB adapter cable
driver
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An internal serial adapter card with serial ports
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Installing PC-DMIS
To install the application, follow these steps:
Step 1: Check System and Hardware Requirements
Before you attempt to install a new PC-DMIS version, ensure that you meet the system and
hardware requirements discussed above in "Recommended System Requirements". You must
also have a USB portlock or a valid software license for the installation to work. Your IT
specialist can help you with this information.
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To get your computer's properties, highlight the My Computer icon, right-click on it, and
select Properties.
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To check the display properties for the graphics card, select Start | Settings | Control
Panel, and then select Display and Settings.
Step 2: Log on as an Administrator
To install and run your new PC-DMIS version for the first time, you must be logged on as a user
with administrator privileges.
Step 3: Back Up Existing Settings
Back up your settings from your previous version. By default, PC-DMIS attempts to migrate
existing settings from previous installs on the same computer, even from really old versions of
PC-DMIS where settings were stored in the pcdlrn.ini file.
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If your current version uses the pcdlrn.ini file for its settings, back up your pcdlrn.ini file.
This file is in the Windows system directory. Save a copy of the file in a safe place.
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If your current version uses the PC-DMIS Settings Editor, back up your PC-DMIS
Settings Editor data. To do this:
1. Start the Settings Editor.
2. Click the Backup button (or Export). The Backup dialog box appears:
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3. In the File box, define a safe location to save the backed up files, and give the
file a .zip extension.
4. Mark the first three check boxes, and click OK.
If you are replacing your computer or transferring settings that reside on another computer, you
can use the Settings Editor's Backup and Restore buttons:
For more information on the backup and restore functionality, refer to the Settings Editor
documentation.
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Backing Up Machine Files for an Xcel CMM or a Sharpe Controller
If you are using a Brown and Sharpe Xcel CMM or a CMM that uses a Sharpe controller, and
you are going to install PC-DMIS 2015.1 on a new computer, save copies of the following CMM
machine files from your previous version to a safe place:
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comp.dat
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downl.oad
The files are located in the PC-DMIS installation (root) directory for all versions of PC-DMIS
prior to 2013 MR1, regardless of the operating system.
The location of the PC-DMIS installation (root) directory depends on the operating system and
version of PC-DMIS:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 32-bit version)
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C:\Program Files\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 64-bit version)
Where <version> is the PC-DMIS version.
For versions of PC-DMIS up to and including 3.7 MR3, the location of the installation (root)
directory is:
C:\PCDMISW
Starting with PC-DMIS 2013 MR1, the comp.dat file moved to:
C:\ProgramData\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>
Backing Up Machine Files for a CMM with a DEA Controller
If you are using a DEA or other CMM with a DEA machine controller, and you are going to
install PC-DMIS 2015.1 on a new computer, save copies of the following CMM machine files
from your previous version to a safe place (the files vary according to the type of CMM):
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cosdat1.bin
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compens.dat
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Fzyfile.txt
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Rcxfile.txt
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Rmxfile.txt
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Any file with your machine’s serial number in its name
The files are located in the PC-DMIS installation (root) directory for all versions of PC-DMIS
prior to PC-DMIS 2013 MR1, regardless of the operating system.
The location of the PC-DMIS installation (root) directory depends on the operating system and
version of PC-DMIS:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 32-bit version)
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C:\Program Files\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 64-bit version)
Where <version> is the PC-DMIS version.
For versions of PC-DMIS up to and including 3.7 MR3, the location of the installation (root)
directory is:
C:\PCDMISW
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Starting with PC-DMIS 2013 MR1, the compens.dat file moved to:
C:\ProgramData\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>
Step 4: Install PC-DMIS
The following steps run you through a typical installation. Your installation screens may differ if
you are running a different version of PC-DMIS. In addition, your PC-DMIS license may be
configured with different options.
1. Locate the PC-DMIS install file on your installation media; or, if you downloaded it, open
the directory containing the downloaded file. The install file looks like this:
Pcdmis2015.1_Release_#.#.###.#_x##.exe
Where the # symbols represent the specific version numbers and the version type (x64
or x86).
2. Double-click this executable to begin the installation process. If a security warning
appears, click Run. The files are extracted to a temporary directory:
The Choose License Type screen appears:
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3. Select one of the following license types:
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HASP - If you have a physical USB portlock, ensure that it is connected to your
computer, and then select this license type. It is selected by default.
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LMS (Software) License - If you have been issued a software license (called an
Entitlement ID), or if you are connecting to a local license server, select this
license type.
Click Next.
4. If you chose HASP, ignore this step, and proceed to step 5. If you chose LMS
(Software) License, and it cannot find a valid license on your system, the LMS License
Setup screen appears. For help with completing this screen, see "LMS License Setup".
5. The main setup screen then appears:
Click Next. The license agreement appears:
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6. Read and accept the license agreement, and then click Next. The Choose Setup Type
screen appears:
7. Choose a setup type:
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Typical - This option installs the program files to the default installation location:
C:\Program Files\WAI\PC-DMIS 2015.1\
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Custom - Use this option to specify the components to install and customize the
installation location. The Custom Setup screen appears. For help with
completing this screen, see "Custom Setup".
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8. Once the installation has all the information it needs, the Ready to Install screen
appears:
To send usage data to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, select the Join the
Hexagon Experience Improvement Program check box. To opt out of sending usage
data, clear the check box.
You can also choose whether or not to send usage data to Hexagon Manufacturing
Intelligence after you install PC-DMIS. For more information, see "Updating the
Software".
9. Click Install. When the installation finishes, this final screen appears:
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Launch PC-DMIS after the install finishes. - To launch the application once
you click Finish, select this check box. You should do this so that the needed
registry entries initialize. For more information, see "Administrator Privileges
Explained".
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Display Release Notes. - To display a PDF file that shows what is new or has
changed in this release once you click Finish, select this check box.
10. Click Finish to close the installation program. PC-DMIS is now installed.
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LMS License Setup
If you chose LMS (Software) License on the Choose License Type screen, and a valid
license cannot be found on your system, you need to fill out the LMS License Setup dialog box:
1. Fill out the LMS License Setup screen as needed:
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Use Entitlement ID - If you have an Entitlement ID, select this item, and then
type or paste the ID you were issued in the box.
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URL to FNO Services - This points to the URL that verifies your license. Ensure
that it has this URL:
https://licensing.wilcoxassoc.com/flexnet/services
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Proxy Information - You only need to fill this out if you are on a network where a
proxy server is needed to reach the Internet. Contact your IT specialist to get this
information, and then fill in the server host, user name, and password.
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Use License Server(s) - If you are using a local license server, select this item,
and then type your license server name. The format of this line of text should be
<portnumber>@<servername>, where <portnumber> is the TCP port number for
the license server and <servername> is the name of the server. The default TCP
port number is 27000, and is used automatically if no specific port number is
identified. For example, these mean the same thing:
@server1
27000@server1
Important: When using this option, make sure the "@" symbol is used in
front of the server address. If the "@" symbol is left off, the install attempts to
look locally for the license which may result in an error.
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You can also specify multiple license servers. These are separated by
semicolons. For example, suppose that you have three license servers called
licenseserver1, licenseserver2, and licenseserver3, all using the default TCP
port. You can specify all of them in a single line of text, like this:
@licenseserver1;@licenseserver2;@licenseserver3
2. If you do not have an Entitlement ID and need to activate your license offline, click the
CLM Admin button and follow the instructions.
Note: Please consult the PC-DMIS CLM Licensing Software documentation
(pcdmisclm.chm) located in the PC-DMIS language subdirectory.
3. Click Next to proceed. The install software connects to the Internet and activates your
license. It then installs the FLEXnet Licensing Service required to use LMS licenses.
Providing LMS Licensing Information to the Installer from the Command Line
You can send LMS licensing information to the installer through command line parameters. For
more information, see "Providing LMS Licensing Information to the Installer from the Command
Line" in Appendix A.
LMS License Update
Once the licensing is completed and PC-DMIS is installed, PC-DMIS checks for license updates
on startup and every eight hours of running. If a license update is available, a notification
message appears:
PC-DMIS
Updates are available for your PC-DMIS license. Applying them now will require PC-DMIS
to restart. Would you like to apply the updates now?
Click Yes to apply the update. If you click No, PC-DMIS displays the message every eight hours
of running or on the next startup.
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If an option or feature is added, you are given the choice to apply the changes. A pop-up
message displays in the system tray if you apply the changes.
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If an option or feature is removed, a message requesting you to restart PC-DMIS is
displayed. A pop-up message also displays in the system tray to inform you of this.
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If an option or feature is obsolete, it is automatically removed.
Note: To ensure that PC-DMIS functions properly, you must restart PC-DMIS after any update
is applied.
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Custom Setup
If you chose Custom on the Choose Setup Type screen, a screen similar to the following
appears:
Customizing Installed Features
By default, all program components are selected to be included in the installation. You can use
the tree view to customize when or if these features are installed. To do this:
1. Click the small drop-down icon
next to the component to exclude. This list appears:
2. Choose the desired option:
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Will be installed on local hard drive - The selected feature installs to the hard
drive on your computer.
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Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive - The entire feature installs
to the hard drive on your computer. This means that sub-features of the selected
feature also install.
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Will be installed to run from network - This option is currently unsupported.
This option installs the selected feature on a network share.
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Entire feature will be installed to run from network - This option is currently
unsupported. This option installs the entire component to a network share. This
means that sub-features of the selected feature are also installed.
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Feature will be installed when required - The feature only installs if required
during the installation process. Some files are informational and are not required
for the application to run. These may include documentation or other files.
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Entire feature will be unavailable - This option excludes the component from
installation.
Customizing the Installation Location
By default, the program installs to this location under the "PC-DMIS 2015.1" directory:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\WAI\ (if you have a 32-bit version)
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C:\Program Files\WAI\ (if you have a 64-bit version)
To change the default location:
1. Click the Browse button and navigate to the directory on your computer that you want to
hold the program files. When you click OK, the Location box changes to show the
selected location.
If you want to reset the items to the default selection, click Reset.
2. Click Next when you have finished customizing the install.
Administrator Privileges Explained
PC-DMIS versions earlier than version 2012 require that you run PC-DMIS as an administrator
because some system settings (such as the last probe used, wrist angles, and other items)
were shared among all users on that computer. This required that these settings were placed in
the LOCAL_MACHINE section of the Windows registry instead of in the CURRENT_USER
section (for user-specific settings). Making changes to settings in the LOCAL_MACHINE section
requires administrator privileges.
In PC-DMIS version 2012 and later, the settings mechanism used by PC-DMIS changed to only
require administrator access the very first time it runs at the end of the installation. From that
point forward, standard user access is sufficient.
The PC-DMIS installer has a flag built into the setup executable (setup.exe) that requires the
setup process to run with administrator privileges. If the current user has lesser privileges, the
setup displays a prompt to provide a user name and password of an account with administrator
privileges.
Once the installation finishes, the first time you run PC-DMIS, you must launch it with
administrator privileges. If you mark the Launch PC-DMIS after the install finishes check box
when installation finishes, PC-DMIS does this automatically by passing the original privilege
level of the installer onto PC-DMIS.
Note, however, that if you do not mark this check box, you will need to explicitly right-click on
the shortcut and select Run as administrator as described in Step 6.
For more information on the file system and registry rights that PC-DMIS requires, see
"Required User Access Rights" in Appendix B.
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Step 5: Copy Files after Installation
If these files are available, copy them from your old PC-DMIS installation directory to the
directory where you installed the newer version:
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Sysparam.dat
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Downl.oad
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Fzyfile.txt
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Rcxfile.txt
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Rmxfile.txt
Starting with PC-DMIS 2010 MR2, PC-DMIS automatically copies common system files to the
program data files directory when you install a newer version of PC-DMIS.
The comp.dat, compgrid.at, comp.enc, and compens.dat volcomp files used with volcomp
methods 13 (ASI) and 14 (BNS) must be in the program data files directory. When you install a
newer version of PC-DMIS, these files automatically copy to the program data files directory for
the new version. For the default path location of this directory, see "Understanding File
Locations" in Appendix B.
For additional information on volumetric compensation files and setup, see the Machine
Interface Installation Manual (MIIM).
Copying Machine Files for an Xcel CMM or a Sharpe Controller
If you are using a Brown and Sharpe Xcel CMM or a CMM that uses a Sharpe controller, and
you installed PC-DMIS 2015.1 on a new computer, copy the backed-up CMM machine files to
the following location on the new computer:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 32-bit version)
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C:\Program Files\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 64-bit version)
Where <version> is the PC-DMIS version.
For more information about these files, see “Backing Up Machine Files for an Xcel CMM or a
Sharpe Controller”.
Copying Machine Files for a DEA CMM with a DEA Controller
If you are using a DEA CMM with a DEA machine controller, and you installed PC-DMIS 2015.1
on a new computer, copy the backed-up CMM machine files to the following location on the new
computer:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 32-bit version)
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C:\Program Files\WAI\PC-DMIS <version> (if you have a 64-bit version)
Where <version> is the PC-DMIS version.
For more information about these files, see “Backing Up Machine Files for a DEA CMM with a
DEA Controller”.
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Step 6: Launch PC-DMIS for the First Time
1. When running this version of PC-DMIS for the first time, choose Start, All Programs,
and then PC-DMIS 2015.1.
2. From the list of shortcuts, right-click on either the Online or Offline icon, and then select
the Run as administrator option (required only if the Launch PC-DMIS after the install
finishes check box wasn’t checked at the end of the installation).
3. This allows the program to write the needed machine-specific settings.
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If your previous version used the pcdlrn.ini file, PC-DMIS asks if the settings in
your PCDLRN.INI file should be used as your registry settings. Click Yes at the
prompt. Otherwise, PC-DMIS loads in the factory defaults.
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If your previous version used the Settings Editor, do the following to use your
previous PC-DMIS settings:
a. Close PC-DMIS.
b. Launch the PC-DMIS Settings Editor from the Start menu.
c. Once it opens, click Import, and open the PCDRegFile.dat file you
backed up in the "Step 3: Back Up Existing Settings" section of this
document. PC-DMIS imports your settings.
d. Close the PC-DMIS Settings Editor.
For subsequent startups, you can launch PC-DMIS normally by double-clicking the usual
Offline or Online shortcut.
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Once PC-DMIS starts, the Software License screen displays the current license agreement.
Read the agreement carefully and then at the bottom, click Accept Agreement to proceed:
Once PC-DMIS runs, an icon displays in your System Tray. If your portlock or license is
programmed correctly, the icon displays a green check mark as shown below. A message says
that the PC-DMIS license is valid:
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If your portlock is not connected or is not programmed correctly, or if you are using an LMS
license and your software has not been properly licensed, the icon appears with a red
exclamation point overlay. A pop-up message appears and says that the PC-DMIS license is
disconnected:
When the license is disconnected, PC-DMIS functions normally, but after five minutes it
automatically closes. Be sure to save your data immediately before this occurs.
Note About CMMs Using RS-232 Communications
By default, PC-DMIS communicates through the COM1 communications port. You need to
change this port number to the number that Windows automatically created if a serial-to-USB
adapter cable or serial adapter card was installed for communicating with an older RS-232
CMM.
To change the COM port number:
1. In Windows Device Manager, note the number that Windows assigned to the
communications port on your computer. For help, refer to Windows Help.
2. Open PC-DMIS in online mode, and then open a measurement routine.
3. Select Edit | Preferences | Machine Interface Setup.
4. In the Comm port box, enter the port number from Windows Device Manager.
Updating the Software
By default, PC-DMIS automatically checks for software updates if you are connected to the
Internet. If it detects that an update is available, the HEXAGON UPDATES application opens to
inform you of the update. You can then download and install these updates as desired.
You can also manually check for updates. To do this, click Help | Check for Updates and then
select the desired options in the HEXAGON UPDATES updater application.
The HEXAGON UPDATES updater application contains the Settings dialog box. You can use
the I would like to participate option in the dialog box to choose whether or not to join the
Hexagon Customer Experience Improvement Program and send usage data to Hexagon
Manufacturing Intelligence. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence uses this data to improve the
user experience.
For more information on the updater application, see "Updating the Software" in the PC-DMIS
Core documentation.
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Modifying, Repairing, or Removing the Installation
You can also modify or repair an installation as needed once you install it. To do this, doubleclick on the Pcdmis2015.1_Release_#.#.###.#_x##.exe file as if you were beginning the
installation process. The setup displays the Modify, Repair or Remove installation screen with
these options:
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Modify - This option opens the Custom Setup screen as discussed in "Custom Setup".
Use this option to change the installed features. You can add something that you
previously did not install or remove a software feature that you no longer need.
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Repair - This option reinstalls all of the product files as they were originally installed.
This option may help resolve issues where an installation didn't properly install all of the
files.
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Remove - This option removes the application from where you installed it. You can also
use the Programs and Features control panel item in Control Panel to uninstall the
application.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Running PC-DMIS in Another Language
The initial installation setup file for PC-DMIS contains the user-interface files for all of the
supported languages. When you install PC-DMIS, it installs the language files based on your
operating system's language.
To run PC-DMIS in a language other than the operating system's language, select File |
Language, and then click the desired language.
PC-DMIS restarts and displays the application in the desired language. To get the help content
available in a non-English language, see the information below.
Installing Non-English Help Files from Language Packs
The English help files are the only help files included in the main installation package. They are
installed regardless of the installation language. However, non-English help files are not
included in the main installation file.
This means that if you install a non-English language or if you switch to a non-English language,
in order to see any help content at all, you must also install a language pack for that language.
Otherwise, if you try to access the help file, PC-DMIS displays an error message indicating that
it cannot find the help file.
A language pack contains all of the help content for that language.
To install a language pack, do the following:
1. Locate the desired language pack (and .exe file) on your installation media or download
it from the Internet here:
ftp://ftp.wilcoxassoc.com/PC-DMIS-Versions/Release/2015.1/Release/Lang
2. Run the .exe file and follow the setup instructions. You do not need to have administrator
access to do this step.
This procedure installs the help content into the appropriate two-letter language subdirectory
where you have PC-DMIS installed. You can then switch to that language in the software and
access the help content.
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Troubleshooting
This topic provides information for you to troubleshoot installation, startup, and software update
problems.
PC-DMIS Startup is Slow
Problem: You use a computer with at least the recommended system requirements as detailed
in the "Recommended System Requirements" topic, and it takes longer than 30 seconds to
launch PC-DMIS.
Description: This happens if you try to run PC-DMIS on a Windows 7 computer, but you didn't
mark Run as administrator on the installation wizard. This results in a problem loading the
HASP driver. Note that this problem only occurs when you install with a HASP license type as
discussed in "Step 4: Install PC-DMIS".
Solution: Uninstall PC-DMIS, and then reinstall it by right-clicking on the installation file and
choosing Run as administrator.
Updating the Software Results in a "(407) Proxy Authentication Required"
Message
Problem: You use the Help | Check for Updates menu option to update the software, and
when the Web Updater opens, it shows: "The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy
Authentication Required."
Description: A firewall on your computer may be blocking the updater from connecting to the
server.
Solution: Check your firewall's settings and ensure that the following address is not blocked:
http://www.wilcoxassoc.com/WebUpdater
Setting Up the Network to Send Crash Reports
Problem: PC-DMIS cannot automatically send crash reports to Hexagon Manufacturing
Intelligence even when the /nocrashdump software configuration switch is not being used.
(This switch disables crash reports in PC-DMIS.)
Description: A firewall on your computer may be blocking the updater from connecting to the
server. If PC-DMIS crashes, it uses a PHP script over HTTP to send the crash report. If this
fails, it then tries to send the report to crashreport@wilcoxassoc.com. It tries using the standard
SMTP email protocol. If that fails, it tries to send the email through MAPI.
Solution: The crash report system needs to be able to get out to the server,
http://www.wilcoxassoc.com/, using port 80.
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Installing on Top of an Existing Version Results in Unexpected Behavior
Problem: You installed on top of an existing version of PC-DMIS, and now the software does
not behave normally. Potential symptoms include:
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After you start up the software, you get a "Procedure Entry Point" error.
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When you select Help | About, it does not show the new build number.
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Reported bug fixes do not seem to be fixed, and PCDLRN.EXE does not have a newer
date and time than the original release.
Description: Something did not install properly on top of the existing version.
Solution: Use Control Panel to completely uninstall the existing version, and then reinstall the
version you're trying to install.
Running the Legacy DPUPDATE.EXE Does Not Work
Problem: The legacy DPUPDATE.EXE does not run.
Description: If PC-DMIS is run without administrator privileges, DPUPDATE.EXE does not
work.
Solution: Run PC-DMIS with administrator privileges.
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Information about this Release
We at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence are proud to bring you this new version of PC-DMIS
2015.1. This platform brings together new aspects of PC-DMIS for the development of a
complete manufacturing process control solution. Available in this release are variations of PCDMIS designed to assist with every aspect of the fabrication and quality control process. The
newly created packages include the established PC-DMIS Laser, PC-DMIS NC, PC-DMIS Pro,
PC-DMIS CAD, and PC-DMIS CAD++ platforms.
The testing of this version has been significant. We’d like to take a moment to discuss this
process and also make you aware of the various components of testing.
Testing is comprised of two parts. These can be described as functional testing and integration
testing. The vast majority of testing effort goes on in the functional area. This is the testing that
determines that specific functions that are core to the software, regardless of what type of
machine is used, are working correctly. The integration testing is essentially a testing of the
interface with a particular type of machine.
In the ideal scenario, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence would have access to at least one of
every piece of hardware that is operating in the field running PC-DMIS. However, in practical
terms, this is impossible. This integration test plan is then performed on as many types of
machines as we have available.
Should you experience problems with your system after you install PC-DMIS 2015.1, it could
possibly be an integration problem. If it is a problem of this nature, it will probably be evident
immediately upon first use of the possibly untested configuration. See "Contact Hexagon
Manufacturing Intelligence" on how to report any integration problems. Should such a problem
materialize on a commercial release, you will be given the highest priority for correcting these
problems.
For existing users of PC-DMIS who currently have earlier versions of PC-DMIS installed, it is
advised that PC-DMIS 2015.1 be installed into a new directory. In this way, you can be assured
of continuous use of the existing version should problems arise with this newer version.
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New Product Information
2015.1 SP10 Release
Version 2015.1 SP10 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP10".
2015.1 SP9 Release
Version 2015.1 SP9 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP9".
2015.1 SP8 Release
Version 2015.1 SP8 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP8".
2015.1 SP7 Release
Version 2015.1 SP7 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP7".
2015.1 SP6 Release
Version 2015.1 SP6 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP6".
2015.1 SP5 Release
Version 2015.1 SP5 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP5".
2015.1 SP4 Release
Version 2015.1 SP4 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP4".
2015.1 SP3 Release
Version 2015.1 SP3 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the
enhancements and fixes in this release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP3".
2015.1 SP2 Release
Version 2015.1 SP2 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the fixes in this
release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP2".
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2015.1 SP1 Release
Version 2015.1 SP1 is a Service Pack release of the software. For a listing of the fixes in this
release, refer to "Release Notes - 2015.1 SP1".
2015.1 Release
The 64-bit version of PC-DMIS is only supported on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8,
Windows 7, and Windows Vista. It is not supported on Windows XP.
For a listing of the enhancements for the 2015.1 Release, refer to "Release Notes". For detailed
information and videos tutorials regarding the enhancements, log on to
hexagonmi.com/products/software.
About the PC-DMIS 64-Bit Version
The following items are only supported in the 32-bit (x86) version of the software; they are not
available in the 64-bit version.
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CAD (3D ACIS data embedded inside of DXF Files)
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Translators (Avail, Datalog, MeasureMax, MMIV, and Tutor)
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NC product line
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Vision (MEI, Metronics, QVI, ROI, TESAI++, and TESAVISIO). Note that the FDC and
Leitz controllers are available in the 64-bit version.
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CMM (B & S Backtalk, Embedded Board, Manmiti, Manmora, Metrocom, Mitutoyo GPIB,
GeoCom, GOM, LK, Numerex, Omniman, and anything using the parallel port driver)
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Portable (FaroArmUSB and Axila)
ManualCMM and Tech80 have reduced functionalities.
Running the PC-DMIS Universal Jogbox Utility
If you are using the PC-DMIS Universal Jogbox Utility (PCD_UJB_Util.exe *32), ensure that you
do the following:
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Start the utility as XP-SP2 compatible:
1. Right-click on the PC-DMIS Universal Jogbox Utility icon on your desktop, and
then select Properties.
2. Select the Compatibility tab.
3. Select the Run this program in compatibility mode for check box, and then
select Windows XP (Service Pack 2) in the list.
4. Select Apply and then OK.
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After the utility has been installed, do not run it as an administrator.
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Run the utility with the logon account properties that are set for the current user.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP10
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PCD-78694 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when a set of laser scan
commands was deleted in a dual-arm measurement routine.
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PCD-118379 - Fixed a design limitation in the remeasure cycle for auto circle features
with specific parameters (depth = 0, no sample hits).
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PCD-121506 - For the FCF position of a plane, changed the math from using the least
squares corner points to using the maximum deviation of the hits, per ISO 1101.
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PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP9
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PCD-35924 - Fixed an application error that occurred when the STARTUP viewset was
selected on the Settings toolbar after an external measurement routine was attached.
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PCD-41613 - Fixed an issue where a probe rotation was missing in the tool change
cycle in case a LASER probe was loaded and the active probe was not defined in the
toolchanger.
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PCD-81715 - Fixed an issue where you were not alerted if a scan did not return any
points.
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PCD-87734 - Fixed an issue where the colors in an imported STEP (Standard for the
Exchange of Product Model Data) file were incorrect.
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PCD-89777 - Fixed an issue that caused the edge offset for scans to be computed
incorrectly.
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PCD-90501 - When points on section cut curves were programmed, the normal vector
was incorrect. This has been fixed so that the normal vector is the normal of the
underlying surface.
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PCD-95474 - Fixed an issue where changing from an external alignment to an internal
alignment broke the alignment command.
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PCD-96359 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when IGES files with
certain complicated B-spline surface entities were imported.
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PCD-98203 - Fixed an issue where the error message "NCScan - Scan has no
measured points after execution. It will be marked as skipped during execution."
appeared during laser probe qualification.
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PCD-99248 - Fixed an issue with the 2D Profile auto feature that may have caused an
application error with certain outlier removal settings.
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PCD-100688 - Fixed an animation issue in CMM Laser scan offline simulation. The laser
sensor is now shown moving over the scan path in the Graphic Display window.
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PCD-101244 - Fixed an issue where dimensions did not appear at the bottom of each
page in the Report window.
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PCD-104927 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS did not consider the CAD-provided IDs
as requested when you selected points on the CAD from the Auto Feature dialog box.
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PCD-107564 - Fixed an issue with the incorrect license being applied to the Amyuni
driver while ensuring that the previous PDF printer device is removed and replaced.
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PCD-108765 - Fixed an issue where changing tools in a dual arm I++ configuration with
a wrist probe failed on the slave computer side.
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PCD-111435 - Fixed an issue where the COP setting was initially set to "Disabled" and
the feature would not extract when the Quick Features method was used to create Laser
Auto Features. The inspection routine needs to contains a COP.
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PCD-113290 - Xact Position dimensions are now included in the Out of Tolerance
reports if the feature size(s) are out of tolerance.
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PCD-113534 - Fixed an issue that prevented editing angle tolerances from the Edit
window when in Deg/Min/Sec mode.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
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PCD-115778 - During the execution of a measurement routine in DCC mode, it is
possible to switch the controller to Manual mode and use the jogbox to measure the
feature hits. If incorrect hits were taken in this mode, it was not possible to delete the hits
from the Execution dialog box or from the jogbox.
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PCD-116032 - Fixed an issue where the LINESEGMENTENDINDEX() expression
incorrectly returned a result of zero.
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PCD-116657 - Fixed an issue where the gain setting for laser scans did not change
correctly.
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PCD-117204 - To avoid conflicts, you can execute a measurement routine only through
the Mini Routine dialog box when the dialog box is open. To execute a measurement
routine through any other method (for example, through File | Execute menu option),
you must close the Mini Routine dialog box.
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PCD-118194 - Fixed an issue with limit tolerance dimension colors when the Tolerance
Zone Multiplier was not set to 100%.
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PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP8
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PCD-93748 - Fixed a graphics-related crash when PC-DMIS was run in protected mode.
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PCD-94822 - Fixed an issue where the form point 2 of an extended sheetmetal feature
of type BA could not get referenced as a RMEAS feature for auto features.
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PCD-95627 - Fixed an issue where use of the CATIA v5 DCI may have caused PCDMIS to stop working.
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PCD-96089 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when both a pointcloud
(COP) alignment and another pointcloud operator were deleted together.
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PCD-96344 - Fixed an issue where the wrong transformation was used when you
imported an XYZ pointcloud file that had a different reference system.
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PCD-102340 - Fixed an issue where the DMIS TEXT/OPER statement did not import
correctly.
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PCD-103398 - Fixed an issue where, if a COP was hidden, the hidden state was not
retained and the COP was again made visible after you executed a pointcloud operator
command.
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PCD-104272 - Fixed an issue with the reporting function NUMOUTTOL() that in some
cases would incorrectly count unequally disposed profile tolerances.
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PCD-104792 - Fixed a mismatch in the hit numbers when hits were erased in the
Execution dialog box during an execution offline.
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PCD-104902 - Fixed an issue where the generated laser Linear Open scan was
executed straight instead of following the generated path.
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PCD-105487 -Fixed an issue where the value in the Setup Options dialog box (F5) Part/Machine tab was not correctly being shown in the units of the measurement routine
when using inch routines.
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PCD-106066 - Fixed an issue where an I++ ScanOnCircle execution did not send
commands to Leitz dll.
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PCD-106264 - When tool changers (such as the LSPX1 type of probe) are connected to
the B5 Leitz controller, they will use two speeds:
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"Fast speed", the move speed in the measurement routine, will move the probe
from the mounting point to the point in front of the garage and back.
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"Slow speed" is the docking speed in the tool changer dialog box. It will move
from the front of the garage to inside the port to drop the probes.
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PCD-108311 - Fixed an issue where the Gage Scan calibration strategy with the
Hardware Compensation type may have stopped working during execution and failed to
complete.
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PCD-108633 - Fixed an issue where the nominal values of features reset to 0 during the
deserialization of the measurement routine.
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PCD-108858 - Fixed memory management issues that may have occurred when using
toolkit commands or strategies.
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PCD-109412 - Fixed an issue where some ExecutionWindow automation properties did
not work when invoked by property ID.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
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PCD-109706 - Fixed an issue where SHANK probe tips used with an analog scanning
probe ignored the Trax selection when calibrating.
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PCD-111033 - Fixed an issue where excessive Windows handles were used for large
CAD models, which may have caused PC-DMIS to stop working.
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PCD-111773 - Removed the EventCenter .log file because it slowed down PC-DMIS.
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PCD-112580 - Fixed an issue where probing forces specified by a user with an
OPTIONPROBE command in the measurement routine were not always used correctly
during VFT (Vibration Free Transmission) style of probe calibration.
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Release Notes - 2015.1 SP7
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PCD-92373 - Fixed an issue where the ClearAllBreakPoints automation method did not
clear the break points in the Edit window.
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PCD-96204 - When a probe changer (such as the LSPX1) is connected to the FDC
controller, it will use two speeds:
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Fast speed - PC-DMIS will use the move speed that is specified in the
measurement routine to move the probe from the mounting point to the point in
front of the port and back.
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Slow speed - PC-DMIS will use the value for the Docking speed option on the
Type tab in the probe changer's Probe Changer dialog box to move the probe
from the front of the port to the inside port to drop the probes.
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PCD-97453 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS incorrectly set the Edit window pointer
after you edited the Pointcloud dialog box. This caused PC-DMIS to stop working when
you created a pointcloud alignment.
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PCD-99364 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS displayed an "out of resources" message
and stopped working when you scrolled through the Custom Report window.
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PCD-100180 - Fixed an issue that may have occurred when you initialized an FDC
machine with a rotary table that had software error compensation of the table. The error
may have occurred if you clicked OK to home the machine without first doing the
machine start.
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PCD-102033 - Fixed an issue where some of the parameter sets that were available on
the controller may have been unrecognized and treated as if they did not exist.
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PCD-103501 - Fixed an issue where an adaptive scan path shifted from its original
location when you re-opened a measurement routine.
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PCD-104982 - Fixed an issue where the PC-DMIS I++ Client did not send the correct
coordinate system for dual-arm systems.
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PCD-105422 - Fixed a docking issue with a CW43L Probe Changer that appeared on
dual-arm machines and led to a collision on the ARM2 machine when probes were
unloaded.
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PCD-105855 - Added a fix for cases where recent controller firmware would dampen the
probe when the machine was in the soft limit slow zone.
You can disable the F4 operator panel, which usually triggers a measure of the current
feature, to prevent inadvertent actuation. For more information, refer to the Machine
Interface Installation Manual (MIIM).
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PCD-106224 - Fixed an issue where the points shown on the Path Definition tabs for
the Adaptive Free Form Plane Scan and TTP Free Form Plane strategies were in the
CAD coordinate system. All of the points on the Path Definition tabs are now shown in
the part coordinate system.
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PCD-107071 - Fixed an issue where machines with error-mapped rotary tables could
have had an accuracy issue when measurement routines used inches as the units.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP6
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PCD-81931 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS Laser removed the Feature Extraction
tab from the Probe Toolbox when you selected the Move To button in the Auto Feature
dialog box.
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PCD-89255 - Fixed an issue where the scanned point cloud for a laser Auto Feature was
not visible when the operator edited (pressed F9) after executing only that feature by
direct (feature) execution.
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PCD-90861 - Fixed the issue of incorrect measured values calculated for a laser Auto
Cylinder when executed in offline mode.
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PCD-91593 - Fixed a defect that randomly displayed the incorrect message "Please
remove probe = ENDSLAVE" when the Arm 2 computer was disconnected from Arm 1.
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PCD-94135 - Fixed an issue where the light of the Perceptron became dark and PCDMIS created no point cloud for every second scan path when working with a
Perceptron and creating a patch scan.
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PCD-97035 - Fixed an issue where the measured value of the flush from the Flush and
Gap feature was sometimes shown as positive and sometimes negative for the same
measurement.
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PCD-97668 - Fixed an issue that occurred when the operator clicked the Skip icon in the
Execution dialog box to skip the measurement of a feature, but the feature's dimension
from the previous execution populated the report when the Use Text Mode Dimension
Reporting check box in the Report dialog box was selected.
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PCD-97918 - Fixed an issue where the custom report for a composite profile reported
the dimensional information from the upper segment when you selected the lower
segment.
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PCD-98466 - Fixed an issue where some parameters were not properly passed to an
Auto Feature if it was created as a quick feature with a laser probe, resulting in incorrect
label placement.
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PCD-98584 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS displayed the message "Your probe does
not appear to contain a TESASTAR_MP component. You must use a TESASTAR_MP
probe for this calibration." during tool changer calibration for probes that contained these
components:
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HP-TM-LF
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HP-TM-SF
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HP-TM-MF
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HP-TM-EF
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PCD-98623 - Fixed the TR_OUTOL error notification after qualifying the laser HP-Lsensor with optimized path and stationary qualification mode.
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PCD-98888 - Fixed an incorrect retract move after the calibration of a laser probe. This
occurred after the first execution of a stationary calibration (not a scan).
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PCD-99080 - Fixed an issue where auto cylinders had an incorrect length value of "0"
(zero) when you created them in Quick Feature mode.
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PCD-99218 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS did not update the Edit window for DMIS
Export if you renamed the ID of an external alignment file during a Save As operation in
DMIS mode.
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PCD-100377 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS may have generated incorrect avoidance
moves and sample hits when you saved a circle, ellipse, cylinder, or cone Auto Feature
to a previous version of PC-DMIS.
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PCD-101487 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS did not correctly apply the actual
thickness to auto vector and auto surface points when it measured them in Manual
mode.
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PCD-102673 - Fixed an option where the tips were incorrectly translated when importing
DMIS files if the VW convention was used.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP5
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PCD-53571 - Fixed an issue where the A angle field was incorrectly reported as 0 for an
Angle Point auto feature.
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PCD-75687 - Fixed an issue that prevented the proper Tracker update of the reflector
type.
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PCD-80124 - Fixed an issue where a control point of a circular scan was rotated 180
deg., causing scans to retract incorrectly for internal features or lead to a collision on
external features.
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PCD-88690 - For the circle Auto Feature, fixed the issue of the output height of pin when
you selected Yes in the Use Pin list in the Auto Feature dialog box.
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PCD-89100 - Fixed an issue where an occasional PHM Overload Error appeared when
picking up CMM-Ve from TesaStar-R.
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PCD-89568 - Fixed an issue where the Temperature Compensation Setup dialog box
became disabled after probe calibration.
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PCD-90599 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you deleted a
RESET COPOPER command from the Edit window.
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PCD-92371 - Fixed an issue where volumetric compensation did not work on machines
with Reflex controllers.
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PCD-94016 - Improved (reduced) the time that PC-DMIS requires to extract a Laser
Auto Surface Point from a COP.
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PCD-98386 - Fixed an issue where the Jump and Skip buttons appeared in the
Execution dialog box even though the HideExecuteJumpSkipButtons registry entry
in the Settings Editor application was set to 1. (When this value is set to 1, the buttons
are hidden from view.)
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PCD-98819 - Fixed an issue that occurred after you mapped an Arm 2 CMS probe,
closed that dual-arm measurement routine and loaded a new measurement routine, and
then tried to create a Laser Auto Sphere on Arm 1. When you opened the Live View, a
"Sensor Busy" error appeared. This required you to stop PC-DMIS and restart it in single
arm mode.
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PCD-99632 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when it executed a
measurement routine that was stored in a folder that had reduced permissions applied to
it, and the Record and display execution time check box on the General tab in the
Setup Options dialog box was selected.
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PCD-100131 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS randomly displayed a "No scan data
error" message when it measured a laser Auto Feature.
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PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP4
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PCD-98621 - Added support for the stacked rotary table on the Firmware Distributed
Controller (FDC). DC firmware version starting with 10.0 is required.
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PCD-85138 - Fixed an issue where the Z values on the Scan Path tab for the Adaptive
Circle Scan and TTP Plane Circle strategies were incorrect after you selected the Select
Center check box on the Setup tab, and any of the circle features, on an imported CAD
model.
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PCD-87644 - Fixed an issue where the start and end angles of an Auto Ellipse feature
changed to 0 (zero) after you changed the angles' values, closed the measurement
routine, and then re-opened it.
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PCD-88417 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when it executed a dualarm measurement routine for a configuration with CW43L and TP20 tool changers.
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PCD-88824 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you selected the
On hit error check box in the Auto Feature dialog box, clicked No for the "Read new
probe position" message during the execution of a measurement routine that contained
a height measurement, and then closed the measurement routine.
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PCD-89395 - Fixed an issue where the AlignTool (I++) did not work with indexable
heads.
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PCD-91377 - Fixed an issue where rotary table support was not available for non-FDC
Vision interfaces.
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PCD-92352 - Fixed an issue where a mapped CMS ARM2 moved to the wrong position
when you executed a dual-arm measurement routine.
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PCD-92643 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS selected the wrong edge when you used
Vision features.
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PCD-92655 - Fixed an issue where the relative measurement mode for auto features
had an adverse effect on the true position of a circle.
•
PCD-94652 - Fixed an issue where the angle vector values in the Auto Feature dialog
box for an auto sphere did not match the values in the Edit window, and you could not
change the values in the dialog box.
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PCD-95258 - Fixed an issue where the simultaneous evaluation of four profile
dimensions did not match the results of one profile of the features as a set to the same
datum structure.
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PCD-95386 - Fixed an issue where the Override check box on the Advanced tab in the
Auto Feature dialog box did not work for the Adaptive Circle Scan strategy.
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PCD-95787 - Fixed an issue where a measurement routine with a Leapfrog command
did not re-execute, or stopped working, when you saved and closed the measurement
routine.
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PCD-95827 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS did not create an alignment correctly for a
datum feature when you defined the datum before the alignment.
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PCD-96318 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS displayed warning messages during the
exection of a measurement routine if you used Leitz firmware versions 7.26 and 8.26.
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PCD-96872 - Fixed an issue where the rotary table offsets were doubled in some
circumstances when errors were encountered while homing the machine.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
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PCD-96917 - Fixed an issue where the following CLM error message appeared during
the installation of PC-DMIS: "Setup has detected that the publisher of file <path location
and file name> cannot be verified".
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PCD-96953 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you opened a PCDMIS v4.2 measurement routine that contained a Legacy Slot Round contact feature.
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PCD-98210 - Fixed an issue where measurement routines using the Recall Alignment
command, with the INTERNAL reference option set, failed to recall the most recent copy
of the referenced alignment when branching.
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PCD-98651 - Fixed an issue where manual edits to the rotary table offsets were not
reflected in the probe position readouts.
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Release Notes - 2015.1 SP3
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PCD-83068 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS incorrectly assigned the file name
extension of ".FORMBLATT" to forms that you created in the German language pack.
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PCD-83527 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped when it performed a linear open
scan during the second execution of a measurement routine.
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Enhanced the Chromatic White Light Sensor (CWS) as follows:
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PCD-85496 - Fixed an issue that may have caused an “HSI-Invalid points” error
to appear and PC-DMIS to stop working when you executed a CWS surface
point or scan feature.
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PCD-96320 - Improved the ability of the CWS to synchronize the data stream,
return measurement results to the Multi Sensor Interface (MSI), and filter
dropped points.
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PCD-93414 - Fixed an issue with reading and parsing the raw data input stream
for the CWS, which could have caused PC-DMIS to stop working.
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PCD-97168, PCD-97174, PCD-97179, PCD-97259 - Improved the ability of the
CWS to read and process data.
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PCD-88420 - Added the DiagnosticsAutoExport registry entry to the
VisionParameters section in the Settings Editor application. The default value is False.
If you set the value to True, PC-DMIS automatically creates diagnostic files in the root
PC-DMIS installation directory each time you execute a measurement routine. The
diagnostic files include bitmap images and a descriptive text file with current feature
parameters. PC-DMIS overwrites the diagnostic files each time you execute the
measurement routine.
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PCD-89268 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS deleted a cloud of points (COP) feature in
the Edit window if the COP was hidden, and then you pressed the Delete key in the Edit
window to delete the mesh feature.
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PCD-89663 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working in offline mode when you
opened a measurement routine, stopped its execution, closed the measurement routine
and PC-DMIS, and then reopened the measurement routine.
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PCD-90610 - Fixed an issue where an HP-L-208 probe that you created and calibrated
in PC-DMIS 2014 appeared as non-calibrated in the Probe Utilities dialog box in PCDMIS 2015.1.
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PCD-91522 - Fixed an issue where deviation arrows did not appear in the Graphic
Display window.
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PCD-92496 - Added the CW43LTThirdAxisSlotAngle registry entry. You can use
this registry entry to change the third axis angle position when the probe is inside the
slot. The default value is -1. If the value is -1, the angle value is the default value
(according to the slot type). You can set a value in these ranges:
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0 to 180
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0 to -180
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
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PCD-92592 - Fixed an issue with Surface Colormaps that occurred when a part had
raised surfaces which do not have corresponding CAD surfaces. You should create a
new Surface Colormap object to see the updated Surface Colormap. The processing
time for the Surface Colormap may be slightly longer.
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PCD-93461 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you used Featured
Based Measurement to mark a dimension feature in a mini-routine.
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PCD-93799 - Fixed an issue where an "Encountered an improper argument." message
appeared when you selected the View License Details button in the PC-DMIS About
dialog box.
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PCD-94477 - Fixed an issue where the SetRotabData command updated XYZ data but
not IJK data.
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PCD-95298 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS did not update the color of dimension
features in the Graphic Display window with the selected out-of-tolerance color when
you selected the Features use dimension colors check box on the Dimension tab in
the Setup Options dialog box, entered a tolerance value for the Points type, and
changed the point's theoretical value to a deviation that was greater than the tolerance.
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PCD-95788 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS may have stopped working when you reopened a measurement routine with CAD data imported with the UG DCI (Unigraphics
Direct CAD Interface).
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PCD-95939, PCD-96569 - Fixed an issue where an "Attempted an unsupported
operation." message appeared when you selected the Pointcloud button on the
Pointcloud toolbar, or selected Insert | Pointcloud | Feature, in all language packs.
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PCD-95942 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS may have stopped working when you used
section cut curves to create a Vision 2D profile command in a measurement routine.
•
PCD-96882 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working if you printed a custom
report in PDF or canceled the selection of a CadReportObject in the Custom Report
Editor.
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PCD-97347 - Fixed an issue where the MAX and MIN field values were incorrectly
reported for circles when you used the Maximum Inscribed method.
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PCD-71600 - Fixed an issue where a machine continued to move after the execution of
the measurement routine was cancelled.
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PCD-85081 - Fixed an issue where the probe change cycle failed when the wrist angle
used was not A0.
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PCD-87804 - Fixed an issue where arrows were missing from a position tolerance when
you viewed it in the Analysis window.
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PCD-88818 - Fixed an issue on x64 builds when the reporting object was created above
the 32-bit memory bounds. The memory location address was flagged as "loss of
resolution", but no checking was needed.
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PCD-94541 - Fixed an issue where the arrow density for graphical analysis did not
reduce after you attempted to reduce the density value.
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PCD-94616 - Fixed an issue where the NX DCI would crash when importing an NX 10
CAD file.
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PCD-95236 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS may have stopped working if it took fewer
than 10 seconds to start and the option to automatically check for updates was turned
on.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1 SP1
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PCD-18945 - Fixed an issue where the Use global print settings check box did not
appear on the Report tab in the Output Configuration dialog box, and the report did
not print according to the output settings, when you opened a measurement routine that
you created in a previous version of PC-DMIS.
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PCD-61424 - Modified the New Sub Mini Routine option in the Mini Routines list in the
Mini Routines dialog box so that the option's status (available or unavailable) matches
the status of the same option on the shortcut menu.
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PCD-76383 - If you are using a Leica Tracker interface, PC-DMIS displays a "System
Software Mismatch" warning message if the Tracker firmware version does not match
the LMF.Tracker.Connection.dll version. The message appears when you start PC-DMIS
in online mode and on the System Information tab in the Machine Options dialog box
in PC-DMIS Portable.
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PCD-81469 - Fixed an issue where the Select Probe File dialog box appeared when
you clicked on the drop-down arrow on the Probes list on the Settings toolbar and then
took a hit, and the probe was a reflector.
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PCD-82364 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS added hundreds of hits to continuous
distance measurements if you used the T-Probe button to start and stop the
measurements.
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PCD-86590 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you used the Quick
Start window to construct a Best Fit line with two points.
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PCD-86867 - Fixed an issue where the values that appeared in the Edit window (in
DMIS mode) for an Auto Ellipse feature did not match the values in the DMIS output file
(.dmo).
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PCD-87676 - Fixed an issue where the theoretical and target values were significantly
different than the values for the surface point feature when the VOLCOMP method was
used.
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PCD-88020 - Fixed an issue where the BASIC script commands in a measurement
routine no longer worked.
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PCD-88446 - Fixed an issue where "unsupported command" appeared instead of the
TRANS_OFFSET command in an exported .planxml file.
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PCD-89160 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS did not mark a plane feature when you
pressed F3 on the MOVE/ROTAB command that referenced the feature.
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PCD-89166 - Fixed an issue where a mini routine was not marked as executed in the
Mini Routines dialog box.
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PCD-89178 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you selected a
parent group that contained only document comments in the Mini Routines dialog box,
and then closed and reopened the dialog box.
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PCD-89183 - Fixed an issue where a second circle feature did not get marked when the
first circle feature was marked and it had an expression that referenced the second circle
feature.
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PCD-89187 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working when you selected the
Out of Tolerance mini routine (with no dimensions) in the Mini Routines dialog box and
then clicked the Show Marked button.
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PCD-89257 - Fixed an issue where the execution of an open line scan was slower than
the execution of a freeform scan with the same parameters.
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PCD-89260 - Fixed an issue where someone could install PC-DMIS without a HASP key
or LMS license.
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PCD-90479 - Fixed an issue where the Leica XYZ coordinates and the Digital Readout
Unit (DRO) were incorrect for an AT-901.
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PCD-91105 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working during a scan with a
Chromatic White Light Sensor (CWS).
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PCD-91247 - Fixed an issue where a new COP had the original number of points, and
not the number of points of the COPOPER, when you created the COP from the
COPOPER.
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PCD-91365 - Fixed an issue where the Feature Based Measurement (FBM) method did
not mark all dependent features.
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PCD-91371 - Fixed an issue where PC-DMIS stopped working during the calibration
process for the TP20 tool changer in the Chinese Traditional language pack.
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PCD-91885 - Added an updated MMS DLL (SPFMMSAdapter.dll).
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Release Notes - 2015.1
Version 2015.1 is a significant development release of the software.
Featured Items
TTP Free Form Plane Strategy
The Touch Trigger Probe (TTP) Free Form Plane strategy for the Plane Auto Feature
measures a plane by selecting hit points along a path defined by a set of points (scan
path). The path can be continuous, contain a break, or contain move points. Break and
move points in the path can help to measure a face as one single plane.
The advantage of this strategy is you can generate a scan path from which you can select
a hit path. You do this with the strategy's tabs in the Probe Toolbox in the Auto Feature
dialog box (Insert | Feature | Auto | Plane).
You can add move points to avoid obstructions in the path.
For complete information on this strategy, refer to "TTP Free Form Plane Strategy" in the
PC-DMIS CMM documentation.
TTP Plane Circle Strategy
The TTP Plane Circle strategy for the Plane Auto Feature generates hits points in a
circular path to measure a plane. This strategy is available for touch trigger probes and
scanning probes. As its name suggests, this strategy takes single hits.
The advantage of this strategy is you can generate a hit path according to the criteria you
specify. You do this with the strategy's tabs in the Probe Toolbox in the Auto Feature
dialog box (Insert | Feature | Auto | Plane).
You can add move points to avoid obstructions in the path.
For complete information on this strategy, refer to "TTP Plane Circle Strategy" in the PCDMIS CMM documentation.
Travel Rack X1V Tool Changer
PC-DMIS supports the Travel Rack X1V tool changer. The values for the following
registry entries specify an offset in millimeters (mm) from the measured location of the
tool changer's port to the desired center point for the port. The registry entry's value is in
the direction of the depth, height, or length of the rack:
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ToolChangerPortDepthOffsetTRAVELRACKX1V
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ToolChangerPortHeightOffsetTRAVELRACKX1V
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ToolChangerPortLengthOffsetTRAVELRACKX1V
The values for the following registry entries provide the depth, height, and length
distances that PC-DMIS applies to the calibrated port location of the tool changer (the
default values are 0 mm):
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TCFinalAdjustDepthTRAVELRACKX1V
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TCFinalAdjustHeightTRAVELRACKX1V
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TCFinalAdjustLengthTRAVELRACKX1V
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For complete details about registry entries, refer to the related help topics in the Settings
Editor documentation.
Rotary Table with Error Map
PC-DMIS supports the rotary table with error map on the Leitz CMM. This support is
available on B4 and B5 Leitz controllers. You can index the rotary table on a Leitz
machine and use it for measurement purposes. For details about rotary tables, refer to
"Working with Rotary Tables" in the PC-DMIS documentation.
Measuring Distances on a Cross Section
There is a new Distance Gage option in the Pointcloud Operator dialog box. This is for
the Cross Section operator (Insert | Pointcloud | Cross Section) in the PC-DMIS Laser
application.
You can use this Distance Gage option to measure distances on a cross section. You
can create the distance gage on the nominal CAD polyline or the measured polyline. The
gage uses the Distance Gage option's Size value to determine the amount of data PCDMIS uses to calculate the measurement. If you enter 0 (zero), PC-DMIS uses the
selected point for the distance gage. The picked point is the center of the measurement.
For example, if you enter a size of 4 mm, PC-DMIS uses 2 mm on each side of the picked
point. For details on the Distance Gage and Size options, refer to "Measuring Cross
Section Distances" in the PC-DMIS Laser documentation.
You can view annotation and distance gage labels for a cross section in reports. You can
do this from a report template that has a graphic image or in the Report Graphical
Analysis template. For complete information, refer to "Viewing Cross Section Labels in
Reports" in the PC-DMIS Laser documentation.
Cross Section Slide Show
The Cross Section toolbar was added to the QuickCloud toolbar (View | Toolbars |
QuickCloud) and Pointcloud toolbar (View | Toolbars | Pointcloud).
The Cross Section Slide Show button displays an individual cross section in a 2D (Show
Only) view. The Show Previous Cross Section and Show Next Cross Section arrow
buttons enable you to move from one cross section to another.
For complete instructions, refer to "Show and Hide Cross Section Polylines" in the PCDMIS Laser documentation.
Adaptive Illumination Calibration
To apply the adaptive calibration mode to the calibration process (if required), select the
new Adaptive Mode check box in the Calibrate Illumination dialog box in PC-DMIS
Vision. To open the Calibrate Illumination dialog box, select Calibrate Illumination
from the drop-down list in the Calibrate Probe dialog box (Insert | Hardware Definition
| Probe | Measure button). For more information, refer to "Calibrate Illumination" in the
PC-DMIS Vision documentation.
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The following registry entries apply to illumination calibration:
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalDoCharacterization_Lamp(0-5)
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalGradientMaximum_Lamp(0-5)
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalGradientMaximumResolutionAdju
stments_Lamp(0-5)
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalGradientMinimum_Lamp(0-5)
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalGradientMinimumSamples_Lamp(0
-5
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalPreFrameDelay
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ProbeQualVisionIlluminationCalUsedFrameFactor
For complete details about registry entries, refer to the related help topics in the Settings
Editor documentation.
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Auto Features
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PCD-82060 - Added the TTP Free Form Plane strategy. For details, see "Featured
Items".
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PCD-77357 - Added the TTP Plane Circle strategy. For details, see "Featured Items".
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PCD-73964 - Added the Adaptive Mode check box to the Calibrate Illumination dialog
box in PC-DMIS Vision. For details, see "Featured Items".
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PCD-79240 - Added an algorithm to adjust the analog-output-value for all illumination
channels available on the SLC hardware.
Automation
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PCD-61125 - Added the following application object members:
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CurrentLanguage - This public, read-only property returns the ID of the current
PC-DMIS language.
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GetAvailableLanguages - This public property returns a list of the available PCDMIS language IDs or descriptions.
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GetLanguageDescription - This public property returns the description of the PCDMIS language ID that you supply. The description is in the current PC-DMIS
language.
PCD-83924 - Added the ability to use Automation with the Settings Editor application to
import the default Registry.dat file.
CAD
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PCD-45424 - Added the Colormaps check box to the Light model dialog box. You can
use this check box to specify whether or not PC-DMIS applies the lighting properties on
the Lighting tab in the CAD and Graphic Setup dialog box to colormaps.
The related registry entry in the Settings Editor application is LightModel_Colormaps.
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PCD-47939 - Added the ability to extract cylinder and torus information out of a
composite surface.
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PCD-78587 - Modified the Files of type list in the Import dialog box (File | Import |
CAD). It now displays the last file type that you imported. Previously, "CAD Files"
appeared as the default file type.
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PCD-82911 - Added the ability to import an Autodesk Inventor model into a PC-DMIS
measurement routine. You can import a part file (.ipt) as a CAD file or an assembly file
(.iam) as a CAD assembly.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Graphics
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PCD-77582 - Added CAD captures. CAD captures show and hide CAD elements similar
to CAD groups. However, they also include orientation, shading, scaling, and clipping
plane information. You can use the CAD Captures dialog box (Edit | Graphic Display
Window | CAD Captures) to define multiple captures and the CAD to store in each
capture. You can also activate or deactivate these captures to show or hide the CAD
elements inside each capture.
The CadCapturesRectangle registry entry in the Settings Editor application stores
the last window position and size of the CAD Captures dialog box.
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PCD-81818 - Reversed GD&T notes that the software used to mirror after a CAD model
rotates.
Installation
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PCD-65188 - Added support for the Bravo HA 90-16-24 Skoda virtual machine.
Interface
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PCD-23707 - Added support for the stacked rotary table on the FDC.
Laser / Cloud of Points
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PCD-73204, PCD-81115 - Added the Cross Section toolbar to the QuickCloud and
Pointcloud toolbars. For details, see "Featured Items".
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PCD-31416 - Added a Curve function to the Pointcloud Operator dialog box for the
Cross Section operator (Insert | Pointcloud | Cross Section). You can use this function
to create a cross section along a curved feature and normal to the CAD curve.
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PCD-74222 - Enabled the ability to select an existing plane as the cloud of points (COP)
exclusion plane. You can select it from a plane that already exists in the measurement
routine. When you select an existing plane, it becomes the new exclusion plane for the
COP. This happens when you re-execute the measurement routine and re-measure the
plane.
Machine Interface
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PCD-33202 - Added support for the rotary table with error map on the Leitz CMM. For
details, see "Featured Items".
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PCD-75523 - Added the Disengage Drives check box to the Protocol Setup tab for
FDC machines. You should select this check box for FDC machines with drives that can
be disengaged and that are going to be used manually.
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Planner
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PCD-71490 - Added the Plan Dimension tab to the Setup Options dialog box (Edit |
Preferences | Setup). You can use the check boxes on this tab to automatically create
the following:
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Form dimensions for feature types that have a form dimension
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Location dimensions for feature types that have a location dimension.
Planner creates the selected dimensions immediately after you create features.
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PCD-81667 - Added the ability to import or export a Planner Inspection Plan file
(.planxml) in .xml format.
The LastExportType registry entry in the Settings Editor application stores the file
extension ("PlanXML", "Xml", or "ip") that you selected the last time you exported a file
from Planner.
Pointclouds
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PCD-63388 - Added the Distance Gage option to the Pointcloud Operator dialog box
for the Cross Section operator. You can use this option to measure distances on a cross
section. For details, see "Featured Items".
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PCD-65419 - Please note that, as in previous versions, the Mesh display functionality is
only supported for portable machines while scanning; the Mesh display functionality is
not supported for CMMs while scanning.
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PCD-73669 - Changed automatic label positioning to turn off when you create crosssection annotation points.
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PCD-74092 - The software now creates a cross section based on the entire cut plane
that you define. Before, it only created a part of the nominal CAD cross section where
there was corresponding pointcloud data.
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PCD-78832 - Consolidated the buttons on the Pointcloud toolbar. Added buttons with
drop-down arrows that display additional toolbars.
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PCD-83736 - Added the message "Hole edge size should be bigger than point
distance!". This message appears when you try to enter an Edge size value that is
smaller than the Points distance value in the Mesh Command dialog box in PC-DMIS
Laser.
Quick Fixturing
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PCD-77597 - Added the Quick Fixture toolbar. This toolbar replaces the Quick Fixture
feature's shortcut menu. When you display the toolbar, PC-DMIS docks it to the right
side of the main application window.
To display or hide the Quick Fixture toolbar, select one of the following:
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Quick Fixture Mode button on the Graphic Modes toolbar (View | Toolbars |
Graphic Modes)
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Operation | Graphic Display Window | Change Screen Mode | Quick Fixture
Mode
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Reporting
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PCD-80403 - Added the HighResLegacyOutput registry entry to the Settings Editor
application. This entry specifies the resolution of AnalysisWindow objects and
CADImage objects. If you set the entry to 0 (zero), PC-DMIS prints the objects at a low
resolution. If you set the entry to 1, PC-DMIS prints them at a high resolution.
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PCD-80584 - Changed the output report to use a high resolution for AnalysisWindow
and CADImage objects.
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PCD-80623 - Improved what happens when PC-DMIS executes a DISPLAY/METAFILE
command. Now, the probe and toolchanger models no longer appear in the image of a
CAD screen capture in the report.
Tool Changers
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PCD-44239 - Added the Travel Rack X1V tool changer. For details, see "Featured
Items".
Toolkit
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PCD-72849 - Added the Force check box to the Nose/Tail Definition area in the
Section Information dialog box. This is for the Blade Nominals Editor toolkit module
(Operation | Modules | Blade Nominal Editor). You can use this check box to
generate a nominal file with the word "FORCE" in Nose and Tail lines for the normal and
square ends of a blade.
Vision
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PCD-67995 - Added the Min/Max Type column to the Hit Targets tab in the Probe
Toolbox. This is for the Vision Edge Point Auto Feature (Insert | Feature | Auto | Point |
Edge Point). You can select None, Min, Max, or Mean in the Min/Max Type column.
Contact Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
If you are participating in the technical preview of PC-DMIS 2015.1, please post your feedback
in the appropriate technical preview forum located at www.pcdmisforum.com/forum.php. Please
do not contact Technical Support for technical previews.
If you are using the commercially released version of PC-DMIS 2015.1 and would like further
information or technical support, please feel free to contact hexagonmi.com/contact-us or visit
hexagonmi.com/products/software. You can also reach Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Technical Support by calling (1) (800) 343-7933.
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Appendix A
Providing LMS Licensing Information to the Installer from the Command
Line
You can send LMS licensing information to the installer by using the command line:
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If the installer is running in silent mode (/q) or basic silent mode (/qb), and the correct
information is provided, everything runs without user interaction. The command switch
/qb displays the progress bar and handles installer errors, while the /q switch hides the
user interface.
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If the installer is not running in silent mode, the information provided is used to populate
the LMS activation form and skip the Choose License Type screen.
A description of the parameters follows, along with examples:
USELMSLICENSING="1" - This flag is useful only if the system already has an LMS
license that the user is using. It allows silent mode to work without having to prompt the
user for a license choice. If the installer is not running in silent mode, it still allows the
install process to skip the license type selection dialog (thus saving some time).
ENTITLEMENTID="<entitlement id>" - This parameter and value are useful on a new
system where no LMS license was previously installed. It indicates that the user wants
LMS licensing and provides an Entitlement ID to try and activate. When this value is
specified, there is no need to specify USELMSLICENSING.
LMSLICENSESERVERS="<server1>,<server2>…" - This parameter is used on
systems that speak with a license server. It also allows the license type selection dialog
box to be skipped and the installation to be done silently.
LMSPROXYHOST="<proxyhostaddress>" - This optional parameter gives the address
of a proxy host. In silent mode, it is used directly in activation. In non-silent mode, it
populates the activation form with this value.
LMSPROXYUSERNAME="<username>" - This parameter is another optional parameter
for the proxy user name. It behaves in the same manner as LMSPROXYHOST.
LMSPROXYPASSWORD="<unencrypted password>" - This parameter is another
optional parameter for the proxy password. It behaves in the same manner as
LMSPROXYHOST.
LMSFNOURL="<URL to FNO server>" - This parameter is mostly for internal
development. The default URL is to the production server. The new value can be used to
override the default value and point to the development server.
On a brand-new system with a node locked Entitlement ID, the following line installs PC-DMIS
in silent mode:
/qb ENTITLEMENTID="99999-88888-77777-66666-55555"
On a system that already has a license, the following installs PC-DMIS in silent mode:
/qb USELMSLICENSING
On a brand-new system using license servers, the following installs PC-DMIS in silent mode:
/qb LMSLICENSESERVERS="123.12.134.42"
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On a brand-new system with no license, the following skips the license type selection dialog box
and populates the activation form:
ENTITLEMENTID="99999-88888-77777-66666-55555"
LMSPROXYHOST="123.123.123.123" LMSPROXYUSERNAME="bob"
LMSPROXYPASSWORD="marley"
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Appendix B
Understanding File Locations
The default file locations (path locations) for various user-specific settings and other files have
changed in PC-DMIS 2010 MR2 and later to comply with newer operating system standards.
Previously, much of this information was stored inside of the install directory of PC-DMIS.
These files are now stored in the following locations for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8,
Windows 7, and Windows Vista, based on each file's role (where <version> is the PC-DMIS
version).
Public Documents
Measurement routine, CAD, probe, and other files:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>
Demo CAD files:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>\CAD
Public Documents (Reporting Directory)
Report template, label template, rule definition, and color definition files:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>\Reporting
Public Documents (Fixturing)
Fixturing files:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>\FIVEUNIQUE
Program Data Files [Hidden]
Calibration files (such as comp.dat and compens.dat), setup files (such as tool.dat, toolc.dat,
and usrprobe.dat), and other files:
C:\ProgramData\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>
User Data Files
Files for toolbar and menu layout, lighting and materials, and settings:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\WAI\PC-DMIS\<version>
Where <username> is your window's logon user name.
Also see "Understanding the .DAT Files" in the PC-DMIS Core documentation for more specific
information on data files.
Note: In addition, functionality in the Settings Editor application allows you to back up, restore,
or clear user-specific files and settings. Rather than manually deleting or restoring individual
files on your own, we recommend that you use the tools provided in the Settings Editor instead.
For more information, refer to the Settings Editor documentation.
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Required User Access Rights
PC-DMIS requires read, write, and create access to the locations defined below in the file
system and registry.
File System
Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista
• C:\ProgramData\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1
•
C:\Users\Public\Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1
•
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1
•
Any user-specified folder locations for storing measurement routines, probes,
subroutines, and so on
Windows XP
• C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1
•
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1
•
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\WAI\PCDMIS\2015.1
•
Any user-specified folder locations for storing measurement routines, probes,
subroutines, and so on
Registry
All of these versions have their own registry settings, which are stored in a version-specific Key.
The items shown below are for version 2015.1.
x86 OS
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1 Key and all sub keys
•
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1 and all sub keys
•
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1 and all sub keys
x64 OS
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1 Key and
all sub keys
•
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1 and all sub keys
•
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\WAI\PC-DMIS\2015.1 and all sub keys
Notes
•
The first time you run a new version, PC-DMIS automatically copies the settings from the
most recent version of PC-DMIS that is installed. For this to work, PC-DMIS needs to run
with administrator privileges the first time you run it. During the installation, if you select
the Launch PC-DMIS after the install finishes. check box in the setup wizard, it runs
PC-DMIS as an administrator and completes this first step.
This initial migration automatically sets read, write, and create permissions on the
registry for the relevant Keys.
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If you are using fixturing or laser sensors, the following registry keys are stored back one
level:
o
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WAI\FxtServer
o
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WAI\PC-DMIS\NCSENSORSETTINGS
o
It may be easier to just apply create/read/write privileges to the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WAI\ key and all sub keys to cover these
also.
PC-DMIS 2015.1 Release Notes
Appendix C
First-Time PC-DMIS Installation with Flexible Fixturing
To be compliant with the permission rules for PC-DMIS products, files associated with fixturing
are now located in this folder:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\WAI\PC-DMIS\FIVEUNIQUE
This allows access to the files without needing administrator privileges on the computer running
PC-DMIS.
To accomplish this, the following steps are required when you install PC-DMIS for the first time:
1. The first time you install PC-DMIS and FxtServerInterface, run the FxtServerInterface
installation program for the first time with administrator privileges (as is required for the
PC-DMIS install).
2. When running FxtServerInterface, a message states that the system will migrate all your
data files to the "FIVEUNIQUE" Documents folder described above.
•
If you choose "Yes", the files are moved, and the original folder is deleted.
•
If you choose "No", the files are copied, but the original folder is kept.
Once this is done, the files are moved (or copied), and you are able to run
FxtServerInterface.exe without administrator privileges.
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