New Release! PC-DMIS 2018 R1
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  • New Release! PC-DMIS 2018 R1


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    2018 R1 Release

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    PC-DMIS is the world's most popular CMM software for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data. The standard on Hexagon Metrology measurement devices PC-DMIS is also available on a wide range of non-Hexagon equipment. Use it to fully leverage your manufacturing process and build truly lean systems.
    Additional downloads for PC-DMIS 2018 R1 Helpful information and tutorials
    PC-DMIS 2018 R1 Release Notes PC-DMIS 2018 R1 New Features (video)
    PC-DMIS 2018 R1 Software Certification Hexagon Metrology University
    PC-DMIS 2018 R1 Specific Language Packs PC-DMIS Tutorials
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    Recommended System Requirements
    Operating System
    PC-DMIS 2018 R1 operates under 64-bit Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. No other operating systems are supported.
    • When you use third-party drivers, you should contact your local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence representative to ensure operating system compatibility.
    • Running PC-DMIS inside a Virtual Machine (VM) is supported only if the VM supports OpenGL 3 or higher.
    • PC-DMIS Vision machines do not support 64-bit Windows 8. The Matrox Framegrabber PC-DMIS Vision hardware component does not support a 64-bit operating system.

    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows. If you do not have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1, the PC-DMIS installer will install it for you.

    4 GB of RAM or higher
    • The size of the CAD data file and the tessellation multiplier value used affect the amount of memory needed. These both affect the amount of tessellated facets needed to display the model. The smaller the tessellation multiplier value used, the more memory needed for the facets. For large CAD models, this could cause an "Out Of Memory" error. If this occurs, the current PC-DMIS session will be left in an unstable state and should be terminated.
    • The default tessellation multiplier value is 1.0. Setting a tessellation multiplier of 0.1 will result in a 10 to 20 percent increase in the memory required over the default value of 1.0. Decreasing the tessellation multiplier further to 0.01 will result in an additional 50 to 65 percent increase of memory required.
    • 1 GB of video RAM
    2 GHz or higher quad core processor

    • For desktops: NVIDIA Quadro K620 graphics card
    • For laptops: NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card
    • For laptops running PC-DMIS with an RS4 laser sensor: NVIDIA Quadro M3000M graphics card with 4 GB of memory
    The graphics driver must support OpenGL 3.0 or higher. A warning message appears on PC-DMIS startup if the driver does not support OpenGL 3.0 or if your graphics driver is more than three years old.

    Hard Drive
    2 GB of free hard drive space plus allocated virtual memory of eight times the largest CAD file used
    SSD drive, HDD 10K, or two disks in RAID 0 mode (high-performance hard disk drive)

    Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher

    • Two Ethernet ports. This may be required for specific installations in consideration of local needs, including but not limited to CMM systems where one port is required for controller communications and another for intranet/Internet communications.
    • Two USB ports
    • DVD drive
    • HASP key (a physical USB portlock) or a software license
    Note: A HASP key does not act as general-purpose data storage; therefore, you cannot use a HASP key to store (download) arbitrary data from a computer. Similarly, you cannot use a HASP key to put (upload) arbitrary data on a computer. Also, only Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence applications can read or write to a HASP key; other applications do not have this capability. As a result, you cannot use a HASP key to load and unload data to and from a computer.

    Internet Explorer 10 or later

    Anti-Virus Software
    Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence used the Sophos anti-virus tool to test PC-DMIS 2018 R1. The user will need to confirm the performance of any other anti-virus tool.  

    Solutions for CMMs Using RS-232 Communications
    If you are installing PC-DMIS 2018 R1 on a new or existing computer, but you have an older CMM model that uses RS-232 communications, then you will need to install one of these solutions on your computer:
    • An external RS-232 serial-to-USB adapter cable plus the serial-to-USB adapter cable driver
    • An internal serial adapter card with serial ports
    (Topic ID 16101-1429)
    Topic Information
    • Topic #: 16101-1429
    • Date Created: 02/20/2018
    • Last Modified Since: 03/12/2018
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