New and Existing Customers with Current Maintenance Agreement
Verisurf Software, Inc. announces its new 2023 release is now available for download. All new and current customers with current maintenance agreements can access Verisurf 2023 directly from the Verisurf Website. Verisurf 2023 includes new automated workflows that improve efficiency and expand repeatable process control for inspection, reverse engineering, and tool building applications.
Verisurf is the only measurement software built on a full-featured 3D CAD platform and is committed to intelligent Model-Based Definition (MBD). This lets users perform measurement workflows in a seamless CAD environment and maintains model-based digital continuity. “Verisurf is committed to simplifying measurement workflows and applying intelligence to our products, supporting our customers with measurement solutions that work the way they do. All while providing universal flexibility and interoperability with all 3d measurement applications and devices with process control,” said Nick Merrell, Executive Vice President of Verisurf Software, Inc.
Verisurf 2023 has many new and powerful tools and features to support all measurement applications, including portable, laser scanning, manual, and programmable CMM applications. A series of short videos explains the key tool and feature enhancements along with their workflows.
New Verisurf 2023 Features and Workflow Enhancements
Intelligent Plan from MBD
Parts with complex GD&T, such as under-constrained datum reference frames, composite position and profile, and separate and simultaneous requirements, are no longer challenging to program and report. Verisurf 2023 supports creating complex inspection plans from associative MBD and intelligent analysis of the GD&T.
New Mesh Utilities
New Tri-Mesh utility simplifies meshes, creates uniform triangles, and maintains sharp edges. The New Flatten Mesh utility creates a flat 2D mesh from an open 3D mesh to aid in determining the required stock for formed parts and support for nesting operations.
Dynamic Edge Points
When the parent surface of a thin part, such as a sheet metal stamping, deviates from nominal, the measurement of the edge can result in failed probe hits due to the deviation of the part. Verisurf’s New Dynamic Edge Point ensures the actual edge is measured by automatically adding a surface index point to adjust the measurement location of the edge point.
Knuckle and Star Probe Rendering
CMM inspection planning is enhanced using a realistic, graphical representation of the active probe. Accurate rendering simplifies CMM workflows through the intuitive and visual confirmation of probe selection and orientation.
MBD Inspection Balloons
Inspection balloons enhance MBD functionality and streamline first article type inspection and reporting by assigning unique identifiers to individual characteristics. Including the ballooned screenshot in the report further aids in identifying the part-location of each characteristic in the report.
MBD from 3D Annotations
This new feature converts CAD GD&T annotations from SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge and STEP AP242 to Verisurf’s Intelligent MBD with tolerance associativity. Intelligent MBD combined with our new ballooning reduces transcription errors while automating inspection planning and reporting.
Enhanced Cloud and Mesh Slice
This new enhancement further simplifies reverse-engineering workflows with tools to slice meshes and clouds. The Slice Mesh now features an option to create edge splines from the cropped ends of a mesh. Splines interrupted by holes in the mesh can be closed automatically, and slices can now be projected to a locked plane to aid surfacing and solid modeling.
Coarse and Smooth Refine
The new coarse and smooth refine options enable greater control over mesh refinement operations. The subdivide (coarse) option refines a mesh by connecting the edge midpoints to increase the triangle count without moving the vertices. Loop divide (smooth) refines by connecting the edge midpoints to increase the triangle count and smooths simultaneously, creating a smooth, high-resolution mesh.
Measure Cloud Object
Simplify cloud measurement with non-contact scanners using the new measure cloud object featuring dedicated scanner controls. After choosing the measure cloud object, the scanner controls, including scan rates, clipping plane, and pre and post-processing filters, are displayed conveniently on the measure settings tab, providing direct control access.
Enhanced Non-Contact Alignment
The offline auto align enhancements improve non-contact scan-data alignment accuracy. When circles, or slot targets, are used with a cloud or mesh to align data to a model, Verisurf fits an inscribed feature through the nearest points sampled evenly around the circumference. The calculated center point of the inscribed feature is then used to control the alignment.
Datum Modifier Support
GD&T analysis and reporting are enhanced by adding datum modifier support for position and profile and advanced options for composite reporting.
Verisurf 2023 is available for download by all new and current Verisurf customers with valid software maintenance agreements.