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Discrete Surface Point Capture (a.k.a. “Search and Destroy”)

Discrete surface point capture, also known as “search and destroy,” is a software feature within Verisurf that provides the means to designate and automate pre-defined nominal surface points for inspection using manual devices such as CMM arms and even non-contact scanners.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs


Import model, then select the AUTOMATE tab from the Operations Manager panels.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs

Set Draw As to Targets.

Set Projection to UV Distance, UV Number or XY Distance as preferred.

Set Save As to Plan. Then left-mouse-click the surface.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs

Set UV or XY spacing by mouse-wheel scrolling while hovering over the number fields, or by using the up/down arrows, or by entering the numeric value.

Adjust UV shift so that the pattern falls within the surface and not over an edge or undesirable CAD feature.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs

Toggle on AUTO INSPECT from the AUTOMATE Manager.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs

Scrub away the targets with either a non-contact scanner or manual hard probe.

Select Show Report from the AUTO INSPECT Manager.

Save as PDF or select your choice of report options from REPORT MANAGER.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs

Creating a Discrete Surface Point Plan in Verisurf

Pre-Defined, Nominal Surface Points for Enhanced Process Control

Easily set nominal surface points for an AUTO INSPECT Plan (programmed inspection sequence) that can be scanned with a non-contact scanner, a portable CMM arm hard probe, or stationary CMM. Setting nominal points helps with process control, productivity, and ensuring the same points are captured for comparison from part-to-part.

Discrete Points Automatic Extraction from Cloud

Discrete points created by Verisurf’s Surface Points Tools (Surface Grid, Dynamic Surface Point) may be extracted from an AUTO INSPECT Plan by selecting “Run Offline” against a previously scanned Cloud.

Discrete point data extracted from previously scanned cloud as pre-fined by an AUTOMATE/AUTO INSPECT plan. Each subsequent run of the plan will select inspection points based on the nominal point grid from the plan ensuring PROCESS CONTROL.

BONUS:  This sequenced inspection plan can also be a programmable CMM program probing path with just a few amendments to the plan, and vice versa.

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