New Software Release from GOM: V8 SR1

The new GOM software is available starting mid-January 2016. The new version offers a large range of functional improvements and innovations for 3D measurements, 3D inspections and automated measuring procedures.

The GOM software packages come with new and expanded features in the field of 3D measuring technology applications within ATOS, GOM Inspect, GOM Scan, TRITOP and PONTOS Live. Additionally, with the V8 SR1, GOM offers a completely new software for testing applications. This involved redesigning the ARAMIS software and the development of GOM Correlate for the evaluation of 3D point-based measuring data as well as measuring data derived from stochastic patterns.

The highlights of the V8 SR1 software include the following features:

New Graphic User Interface

The user interface of the V8 SR1 software has a new design and enables improved, intuitive handling. The new GOM Maintenance Tool can be opened via the Windows toolbar. Among others, it informs the user about available software updates. Via a user-defined configuration, updates can be executed automatically, manually or on a scheduled basis. Furthermore, the GOM Maintenance Tool checks for the correct system settings and offers improved support for third-party software and drivers. With the V8 SR1, GOM software additionally supports Ultra HD standards such as 4K monitors.


In V8 SR1, ARAMIS Professional is released with the newly designed user interface for the first time. The process-reliable software supports all GOM testing sensors and the GOM Testing Controller, e.g. for the integration of external signals. Complex inspection processes are displayed clearly by means of measuring sequences and by using ring buffers. The new ARAMIS Professional software is based on GOM's parametric approach and combines point-based and full-field evaluation. Due to digital image correlation, full-field coordinates can be computed in 3D space and a 3D motion and deformation analysis can be performed. An integrated timeline helps to manage multi-stage projects clearly. Along with pre-defined inspection elements, such as 3D coordinates, displacement, strain, rotation (6DoF), velocity and acceleration, user-defined mathematics can be integrated flexibly. GOM Correlate serves as a free viewer for data inspection, editing and evaluation.

Automatic Exposure Time for ATOS

A high measurement quality requires the proper exposure of measuring objects and reference points. With the V8 SR1, the measuring procedure is accelerated and simplified for optically non-cooperative surfaces – the software automatically calculates the optimal exposure time. This way, more measuring data can be acquired and better measuring results attained. At the same time, user-dependency is reduced and a higher repeatability is achieved. Depending on the complexity of the part, either manual or automated exposure times can be used: Spot metering for smaller objects with homogeneous gray value distribution, matrix metering for complex objects and CAD metering for VMR applications.

Virtual Measuring Room (VMR)

For the V8 SR1 software, the automatic generation of measurement positions was extended to curves, profiles, airfoils and complete surfaces. In addition, setting parameters automatically makes the burn-in process easier. The new template management simplifies the recombination of measurement and evaluation programs. Combined with the corresponding VMR, individual components of a measuring project can be transferred to other ATOS ScanBoxes. This enables rapid and easy measuring and analyzing of identically designed objects in different measuring machines.


The V8 SR1 software from GOM provides improvements in the area of GD&T evaluation, while incorporating the current applicable ISO and ASME standards. The linear size delivers precise definitions of distance and diameter checks. The new TED pattern enables multiple geometries to be checked simultaneously. Additionally, the projected tolerance zones can be used to define deviations on complementary components. Furthermore, unilateral and bilateral tolerance zones are available for surface and line profiles and maximum/minimum material requirements can now be combined with datum systems. An extended dialog field for the datum system allows the combination of multiple elements to one common datum.

Airfoil Inspection

The user-defined inspection principle of V8 SR1 significantly simplifies the workflow for multiple inspection sections. Along with the implemented profile mean line method, the software also includes the inverse approach of the skeleton line. This allows the determination of the thickness perpendicular from the camber line to the section. In addition, there are new functionalities to inspect profile edge circles and maximum profile thickness. A function for the cone-based unrolling of sections has been added and the evaluation function for a profile twist analysis has been improved. The introduction of the linked actual stacking point combines the nominal stacking point with the twist transformation, which allows a comprehensive section inspection.

Selection of Further Software Features

  • User-defined checks: Creation of individual checks
  • Curve-based evaluation: Creation of smoothed spline curves by derivation of a curvature-valued curve. Point-based: Radius entry point, theoretical edge curve, point of maximum curvature and circle from curvature value. Curve-based: Radius entry curve, theoretical edge curve, surface curvature along curve
  • Construction of a touch cylinder on a point cloud
  • Construction of a touch circle, touch cylinder and touch cone
  • Expanded section functions: Construction/unrolling of cylinder-/ cone-based sections, construction of multi-sections (curve/parallel/radial) and construction of a section by circular disc and in viewing direction 
  • Creation of an inspection section on actual and actual stage
  • Creation of an element group: Statistical evaluations of similar elements
  • Creation of value elements
  • VMR: Copying and transformation of measurement positions
  • Import of images, projection of image content on a mesh, creation of the subsequent image as decal
  • Generation of GOM Correlate file with auto run
  • Computational performance in the project: Automatic recalculation for visible elements
  • Direct help: Clearly arranged menu on the start page and overview/explanation of new software functions (What's new)
  • Improvements in the overview explorer: New division of subordinate categories, management of alignments and report pages in the explorer
  • Report pages: Creation of reports for multiple or single stages, positioning of labels
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