Mituotyo’s MiCAT Planner is new software which automatically generates part programs for inspection for CNC CMM users.
The software enables programming time to be reduced by up to 95 per cent compared with programming using general‐purpose software, for a significant potential increase in the efficiency of measurement work.
Users simply upload their CAD file data with PMI (GD&T), as well as CMM system configuration data and the software then instantly and automatically creates a measurement program in a single click! MiCAT Planner identifies tolerance information included in 3D models, defines the location for measurement and creates a measurement program automatically. Through its optimization function, MiCAT planner creates a program that enables measurement in the shortest possible time with the minimum number of probe re‐positionings and tool changes. Utilization of the user customizable rule editor, provides the ability to create programs which use the same parameters each and every time, preventing variation in measurement quality due to traditional program creaters.
MiCAT Planner will be available for general release in early 2015, but you can book a preview demonstration at either Metrology Centres located in Mississauga or Montreal.