PolyWorks|PMI+Loop™

The model-based definition solution for collaborative measurement planning between your product engineering teams

PolyWorks|PMI+Loop™ is an innovative Model-Based Definition (MBD) solution that allows you to define 3D measurement plans associative with CAD design geometry within a single digital authoring tool, your native CAD platform. Fully interoperable with PolyWorks|Inspector™, it provides a digital collaboration platform to your design, manufacturing, and 3D measurement teams for driving product engineering processes from a single product definition.

CAD-based MBD for 3D Measurement Planning


PolyWorks|PMI+Loop™ is an innovative Model-Based Definition (MBD) solution that allows your design and manufacturing teams to define 3D measurement objects and dimensional requirements within your native CAD platform to check part fit, guarantee function and performance, provide manufacturing feedback, and communicate instructions to the 3D measurement team.

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Create measurement-ready
CAD geometry

Define 3D measurement objects and construction geometry, along with their controlled characteristics, associative with the CAD-design geometry.

 

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Get dimensional feedback about your manufactured parts

Set up specialized characteristics to obtain feature location, surface and edge deviations, and tie them to assembly, tooling, or datum coordinate systems.

 

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Leverage native GD&T and datum labels

Integrate native GD&T and datum labels in your 3D measurement plans and ensure full compatibility with downstream applications that consume CAD models with MBD.

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Configure report-ready bills of characteristics

Review, order, and number controlled characteristics, and link them to 3D views/captures of your CAD model, to build your inspection report structure.

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Interoperable with All your 3D Applications

 

In addition to its native interconnectivity with PolyWorks|Inspector™, PolyWorks|PMI+Loop is an open platform that outputs 3D measurement plan information to a wide variety of file formats. It provides MBD consumable by your existing CAD-based workflows, ensuring a smooth integration within your existing 3D measurement processes. 

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Exchange 3D measurement plans between your CAD platform and PolyWorks|Inspector

Interconnect your CAD platform to PolyWorks|Inspector natively to seamlessly share 3D measurement objects, bills of characteristics, 3D views, and reports.

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Support your existing CAD-based workflows

Output CAD models and their PMI+Loop MBD to 3D PDF files or generate 2D drawings from 3D views/captures.

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Feed 3D measurement information to 3rd-party measurement software

Share measurement objects, dimensional controls, and measurement sequences with 3rd-party measurement software through CSV, XML, or DMIS files.

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Exchange 3D measurement plans between your CAD platform and PolyWorks|Inspector

Interconnect your CAD platform to PolyWorks|Inspector natively to seamlessly share 3D measurement objects, bills of characteristics, 3D views, and reports.

 

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Support your existing CAD-based workflows

Output CAD models and their PMI+Loop MBD to 3D PDF files or generate 2D drawings from 3D views/captures.

 

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Feed 3D measurement information to 3rd-party measurement software

Share measurement objects, dimensional controls, and measurement sequences with 3rd-party measurement software through CSV, XML, or DMIS files.

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Efficient Digital Collaborative Workflows

PolyWorks|PMI+Loop’s modern digital architecture facilitates the communication and the exchange of 3D measurement requirements between your product engineering teams, reduces the complexity of introducing design changes, and enables a
direct access to 3D measurement results.

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Present 3D measurement requirements uniformly enterprisewide

Standardize the visual presentation of your 3D measurement requirements and the structure of your reports to streamline the communication between your teams.

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Optimize your design
change cycles

Send new CAD model revisions to the 3D measurement team and the MBD in their PolyWorks® inspection projects is automatically updated.

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Simplify manufacturing-stage
modeling

Modify the master CAD model geometry and PMI+Loop immediately triggers the update of the measurement plan in the derived manufacturing stage models.

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Access 3D measurement
results in a flash

Store your inspection projects on a PolyWorks|DataLoop™ Core server and only click once in your CAD software to open the project linked to your model in a Web browser.