CogniTens™ to use PolyWorks/Modeler™ software from InnovMetric for automated polygon meshing and reverse engineering

CogniTens and InnovMetric Software announced today the signature of a software distribution agreement in the areas of polygon meshing and reverse engineering. As part of this cooperation, CogniTens will offer its global customers InnovMetric’s PolyWorks/Modeler software embedded with CogniTens’ leading Optigo™ and OptiCell™ 3D optical measurement systems. The companies are committed to working together to offer a seamless solution to best address the needs of their joint customer base. 

PolyWorks is recognized today as having the world's best mesher for high-density point clouds,” said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric Software Inc. “Using PolyWorks/Modeler will enable the new Optigo 200 RE system users to benefit from increased accuracy and rendering of their polygon meshes while preserving all the details and features captured by the CogniTens 3D measurement systems. In addition, our common users will benefit from a better integrated workflow.” 

We are pleased with the establishment of this partnership with InnovMetric, and believe that by combining our unique technologies we’ll be able offer a superior class of metrology-driven polygon meshing capabilities,” said Dr. Danny Albeck, General Manager of CogniTens. “The Automotive and Aerospace industries are eager to see innovations in leveraging white light measurement technologies to produce high-quality and comprehensive 3D feedback to product design and detailed analysis, and using STL as a common format. We expect that leveraging the PolyWorks software to process the rich measurement results and 3D digitized data produced by our systems will generate significant advantages for our customers.” 


About InnovMetric Software Inc. 

Founded in 1994 in Québec City, Canada, with subsidiaries in the United States and China and distributors worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. has devoted its first decade of business to developing software that transforms high-density 3D digitizers into true metrology instruments. These efforts have propelled PolyWorks® as the standard point-cloud-engineering software solution for major automotive and aeronautic OEM manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. 

Building on its robust point cloud foundation, InnovMetric has transformed PolyWorks into a truly universal 3D metrology software platform by integrating a wide range of hardware measurement devices, including laser scanners, arm-based and hand-held probing devices, and laser trackers. PolyWorks has become a global corporate solution that enables the corporate-wide deployment of standardized methods for comparing parts to CAD, analyzing GD&T, virtually gauging dimensions, meshing high-density point clouds, and rapidly surfacing digitized meshes. 

For increased user productivity, PolyWorks maximizes information sharing through a free 3D viewer (PolyWorks/IMView™), allowing any individual to view inspection results, perform basic measurements, and generate reports. Those who use PolyWorks every day trust it for its robustness, its accuracy, and its world-class technical support. 

About CogniTens 

CogniTens, part of the Hexagon Metrology group, is a leading provider of 3D optical measurement solutions for industrial applications. Based on innovations in 3D non-contact measurement technology, CogniTens Optigo™ and OptiCell™ systems help manufacturers increase efficiency during critical stages of product design, preproduction, launch, ramp up and mass production. 

CogniTens offers a full solution for capturing, analyzing and distributing highly meaningful dimensional metrology information to support different industrial engineering activities such as tooling, part production, assembly, quality and process control. 

CogniTens’ measurement systems allow manufacturers to pinpoint where a physical part differs from its specifications, identify the cause of a problem and qualify tools, parts and assemblies for production. Especially designed for the manufacturing environment, CogniTens’ systems combine precision and robustness to perform full, accurate measurements on the production floor. CogniTens is committed to helping its customers improve product quality, shorten development cycles, and reduce manufacturing and associated quality costs. 

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About Hexagon Metrology™ 

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon Measurement Technologies, a newly formed business area within the Hexagon Group. Hexagon Metrology includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, CE Johansson, CimCore, DEA, Leitz, Sheffield, Romer, TESA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division) and now also CogniTens. With an installed base of more than 50,000 CMMs, over 7,500 portable systems, millions of hand-held instruments and over 30,000 licenses of the popular PC-DMIS metrology software, Hexagon Metrology daily supports its customers to fully control their processes and ensure that what has been designed is in fact manufactured. 

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