Verisurf X9 Now Available

Verisurf Software, Inc. announces the availability of Verisurf X9, software for 3D measurement. Verisurf X9 is now available for download and includes the addition of Verisurf SOLIDS, a complete 3D solid modeling application, as well as major productivity enhancements to each of the modules that comprise the Verisurf solution – CAD, MEASURE, ANALYSIS and REVERSE.  Three components, which were previously cost add-ons, are now included in the Verisurf CAD module: creation and editing of solid models; raster-to-vector conversion of images and photos; true shape nesting of 3D geometry for use in composite materials, 3D printing and many other applications.&n...

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Quality Inspection and the CAD Connection

Printed courtesy of Advanced Manufacturing.org  Copyright © 2016 by SME MODERN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, SOLUTIONS & STRATEGIESModern manufacturing is rapidly adopting model-based definition (MBD).  When employing an MBD strategy, the CAD model becomes more than the nominal to which all parts are measured and inspected against.   MBD keeps the all-important digital thread intact - from design to manufacturing to inspection and quality reporting. Everything that defines the part exists in a single digital archive, including how to manufacture and inspect the part. Comprehensive deployment of MBD in manufacturing can go far beyond this to complete Pr...

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3-D Model-Based GD&T for Inspection

Printed courtesy of Quality Magazine   Copyright ©2015. All Rights Reserved BNP Media The central concept behind model-based definition (MBD) is that the digital model contains all of the detailed information necessary for all aspects of the product life cycle. This includes everything from design to manufacturing, in particular, GD&T data.When the digital model is the authority it removes ambiguity, conflict and doubt that arises when drawings and models co-exist. When the 3-D model is the authority, MBD eliminates errors that result from referencing incorrect sources and makes processes more efficient.There is a common misconception that MBD is synon...

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3-D Model-Based GD&T for Inspection

The central concept behind model-based definition (MBD) is that the digital model contains all of the detailed information necessary for all aspects of the product life cycle. This includes everything from design to manufacturing, in particular, GD&T data.When the digital model is the authority it removes ambiguity, conflict and doubt that arises when drawings and models co-exist. When the 3-D model is the authority, MBD eliminates errors that result from referencing incorrect sources and makes processes more efficient.There is a common misconception that MBD is synonymous with GD&T. In some circles, using GD&T on a model is incorrectly considered to be M...

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