Focus Scan - Fast, easy and accurate data capture for CMM laser scanning
Focus Scan is the data acquisition software for Nikon Metrology laser scanner integrations on CMMs. It provides off-line and on-line scan path definition, and acquires and pre-processes the raw point cloud data. The software is fully integrated into Focus Inspection and Automation. Focus Scan’s off-line module enables users to create, modify and prove out part programs using 3D CAD models, allowing CMMs to be used exclusively for measurement.
- Smoothly driving CMM laser scanners from Nikon Metrology
- Off-line and on-line scan path definition
- Highly efficient execution of laser scanning tasks on CMM
- Easy to create, modify and prove out part programs off-line using 3D CAD models
- Acquisition and pre-processing the raw point cloud data
Benefits & features
Smoothly driving Nikon Metrology CMM scanners
The software speeds up scanning job preparation and guarantees error-free execution. Focus Scan’s graphic environment simplifies scanner motion definition and the software accommodates fast point cloud acquisition and pre-processing.
Focus Scan and Nikon Metrology CMM scanners can be used on most leading CMM brands:
- LK Metrology
- Hexagon (Brown & Sharpe, DEA)
- C3 (Coord3 – Perceptron)
Easy to create, modify and prove out part programs off-line using 3D CAD models
Focus Scan serves off-line and on-line scan path definition. Focus Scan Off-line module enables the user to create, modify and prove out part programs with Collision detection and path verification based on 3D CAD models. The user only needs to select the surfaces to automatically generate the optimized scan path. As a result, Focus Scan Off-line provides full coverage of selected surfaces, while adapting scanner motion speed to local geometry. Scanner motion automatically slows down around local curvatures or when more measurement points on the circumference of smaller features need to be captured. Following this automatic procedure, scanning of freeform surfaces can start minutes after the CAD file has been loaded.
Acquire and pre-process the raw point cloud data
Focus Scan is specifically developed to efficiently deal with larger point clouds. The scan data stream acquired through the laser scanner is managed efficiently and pre-processed intelligently to ensure instant graphic analysis in Focus Inspection.