New Release! PC-DMIS 2016
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  • New Release! PC-DMIS 2016



    2016 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 2016 Helpful information and tutorials
    PC-DMIS 2016 Release Notes PC-DMIS 2016 New Features
    PC-DMIS 2016 Help Documentation Hexagon Metrology University
    PC-DMIS 2016 Specific Language Packs PC-DMIS Tutorials
    Recommended System Requirements

    Attention 32-bit users! PC-DMIS 2017 R2 will no longer support the 32-bit Windows operating system, regardless of the operating system version number. PC-DMIS 2017 R1 will be the final 32-bit version of PC-DMIS supported by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. If you have not already done so, please update your measurement device operating system and hardware (personal computer), if necessary, to a modern 64-bit system with a more current and stable Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7.
    Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from:
    • Dramatically enhanced security
    • Broad device choice for a mobile workforce
    • Higher user productivity
    • A lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities Operating System
    PC-DMIS 2016.0 operates under the following:
    • 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10
    • 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8.1 and 8
    • 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7
    • 32-bit and 64-bit Vista
    No other operating systems are supported.

    • When using 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 not supported. Notes:
    • PC-DMIS Vision machines do not support 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8.
    • The Matrox Framegrabber PC-DMIS Vision hardware component does not support a 64-
      bit operating system.
      Advantages of 64-bit:
    • Customers with the x64-bit version of CAD packages need the 64-bit version of PC- DMIS in order to use Direct CAD Interfaces (DCI) to connect to the packages.
    • The 64-bit version of PC-DMIS can use all of the physical memory that is available on the computer. The 32-bit version of PC-DMIS can only use the first 2 GB. Therefore, customers with large CAD or measurement routines are advised to use the x64-bit version.
    .NET Framework
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows
    • .NET Framework 4.6.1 is included in the PC-DMIS installer and will install it if not currently loaded on your PC. 
    • 4 GB of RAM or higher (4 GB is the highest amount of memory capable on a 32-bit OS)
    • 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 CPU

    2 GHZ or higher Duo-Core processor

    • For desktops: Nvidia Quadro K620 graphics card
    • For laptops: Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card
    • 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 a year old.
    Hard Drive
    • 2 GB of free hard drive space plus allocated Virtual Memory of 8 times the largest CAD file used
    • SSD drive, HDD 10K, or two disks in RAID 0 mode (high-performance hard disk drive) Display
    Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher
    • 2 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.)
    • 2 USB ports
    • DVD drive
    • HASP key (a physical USB portlock) or a software license
    Internet Explorer version 9 or later

    Anti-Virus Software
    Wilcox Associates Inc. used the Sophos Anti-virus tool to test PC-DMIS. 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 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 Information
    • Topic #: 16101-961
    • Date Created: 06/09/2015
    • Last Modified Since: 11/14/2016
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