M3

Video Measuring Software

The M3 metrology software solution offers advanced customised measurement and reporting capabilities. With a full suite of geometric tools and multi-touch control, programming this software is easy and designed to make your metrology measuring simple.

  • ‘Touch2Measure’ gesture menu
  • Intuitive interface with uncluttered easy navigation
  • Auto record programming, always ready to run

    Video Measuring Software

    The PC-based MetLogix M3 metrology software is simple and easy to navigate, providing a full suite of tools for your metrology requirements.
    To make the inspection and measurement process easy and efficient, the part view and video mark-up feature allows the measured data to be viewed with ease.
    Once you have completed the measurements you can then simply export the data into various report formats. Fast, Simple, Versatile.

    Features

    M3 Metlogix video inspection software is a powerful metrology solution that is intuitive to use with a host of advanced tools to simplify measurement and reporting tasks.

    Effortless software navigation:

    The software is designed to help operators navigate the software effortlessly. With a logical layout, operators can quickly become familiar with the M3 software, saving time during measurement routines and reducing the need for long training sessions.

    Designed for Multi-Touch control

    In addition to conventional mouse interface, the expanded Multi-Touch logic allows for measurement with versatile pan and zoom and active part view with a pinch, swipe or press gestures.

    Edge detection

    The M3’s manual teach function allows you to instantly capture video edges with poor contrast or difficult viewing by using a variety of image and lighting conditions.

    Advanced video probe toolbox

    With a single click or press the ‘Touch2Measure’ probe’s intelligent design creates an instant feature determination and measurement. Simple individual points on a components edge can be produced with video touch probe functionality.

    Direct Comparison (optional upgrade)

    • CAD import overlays: Complex CAD overlays (DXF Files) can be easily imported into the M3 software for instant visual inspection / comparisons. As the overlay moves with the datum it saves using a large optical comparator.
    • CAD constructions: Provides users with the additional function of creating on-screen overlays including circles, lines and rectangles with upper and lower tolerance boundaries.

    Graphics-based “Part View” constructions

    Part View, a graphical representation of the component formed from measured features and constructions, can be utilised to gather additional measurement data, such as tangent lines a distances from one feature to another.

    M3 Metrolgy Software Part-View Mark-up basic


    M3 Metrology Software Part-View Mark-up Distance


    M3 metrology software Video Mark-up

    Quick annotation

    • Add customised measurement data and annotate one or several features simultaneously with a simple marquee feature selection.

    Feature detail graphics

    Individual features provide full measurement data, display point cloud distributions, as well as nominal, deviations, and tolerance results. M3 metrology software feature detail

    Geometric tolerancing

    In just a few seconds you can measure features, set nominals, apply tolerances and view deviation results with either a “feature-to-feature” fashion, or utilise the “place tolerancing”.

    A wide range of traditional tolerancing is available including ‘Place Tolerancing’, so number of digits can be specified to save time and minimise operator error.

     M3 Metrology Software Tolerance

    Rotatable, movable crosshair

    Quick measurement of features can be obtained by moving and rotating the crosshair over the relevant feature. The ability to change the colour of the crosshair maximises the contrast between the crosshair and the feature being measured.

    Flexible Reporting

    View, print or export a report. They can be printed directly to a local or networked, Windows compatible printer or exported to local or network storage locations. Report data formats include: CSV, TSV, TXT, DXF, European, Tolerance and Standard report. M3 Metrology Software Tolerance

    Stage and optics calibration

    Every measuring stage has factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration to ensure optimum accuracy, which is traceable to NPL/NAMAS/NIST standards for the purposes of ISO9000.

    Working the software

    The software comes with a user manual and built-in video tutorials to help you understand the software and its functionalities.

    Specifications

    Configuration

    • 2D measurement
    • X-axis
    • Y-axis
    • Z-axis

    Control features

    • ‘Touch2Measure’ with Gesture Menu
    • Quick annotate
    • Part view constructions
    • Feature detail graphics
    • Video edge detection
    • Advanced video probe toolbox
    • Flexible tolerancing
    • Direct Comparison (DXF Overlay) (option)
    • Programmable light control
    • User account permissions
    • Multiple report formats
    • Non-linear error correction

     

    Constructions

    • Points
    • Lines
    • Circles
    • Distances
    • Angles
    • Slots
    • Perpendicular / Parallel lines
    • Gage circles
    • Bolt circle
    • Offset skew lines

    Geometric tolerancing

    • X/Y/Z Positional
    • Diameter/ Radius/ Length/ Width size
    • Form
    • Parallelism
    • Angularity
    • Straightness
    • Perpendicularity
    • Roundness
    • Concentricity
    • Runout
    • Group tolerancing to selected features

    Programming

    • Auto Teach and Manual Teach
    • Intuitive programme editing interface
    • Auto programme from CAD
    • Auto-record programming and playback

    System requirements

    • 32-bit Windows 7 operating system (32 or 64-bit)
    • Dual core processor
    • 2GB memory
    • 250GB drive
    • 2 spare USB ports

    Language support

    • English
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Chinese

    Optional upgrade

    Licence for Direct Comparison Field of View capability. Includes:

    • Custom DXF crosshair
    • DXF overlay
    • Crease feature-based video overlays
    • Export features to DXF
    • Pattern teach and recognition
    • Live image “freeze”