Robust and Scalable Data Management for 3D Metrology

Managing 3D measurement data is a major challenge. The growing popularity of 3D scanning technologies yields large inspection projects whose size typically exceeds 1 GB for 10 scanned pieces. Considering that organizations can measure hundreds or even thousands of pieces yearly, the sum of such large files represents massive amounts of data to store, backup, and share.

Today, people exchange 3D measurement data by saving files and folders on network drives or perhaps exchanging USB sticks. These methods have several drawbacks. First, saving files and folders is a manual process that requires a strict naming scheme. Next, searching for data takes time. And when you’re pressed for time, manually browsing for the files you need is an especially painful process. Not to mention the high risk of data loss or accidentally overwriting data.

It is possible to have 3D metrology data managed better in today’s manufacturing processes. How? Using a centralized database.

In this 30-minute webinar, discover how PolyWorks|Inspector™ users can achieve substantial daily productivity gains by using PolyWorks|DataLoop™ to:

  • Save their inspection projects to a centralized database where they are automatically indexed for searching and backed up.  

  • Find their inspection projects quickly, without ever having to browse for files. They just search using keywords, such as a part name or a serial number.  

  • Perform piece inspections simultaneously within the same inspection project. They no longer need to manage several inspection projects when multiple operators are measuring several pieces of the same part.  

  • Share 3D measurement data and results using hyperlinks. They no longer need to share large inspection project files.  

  • Control the access to their projects using the built-in permissions management tools to protect templates from being overwritten, or set up a restricted portal for external collaborators.

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