GOM has launched the GOM Software 2016, which is as of now available. The new software version offers a large range of functional improvements and innovations in the fields of 3D metrology, Virtual Measuring Room (VMR) and 3D testing.
GOM provides a free 2D image acquisition software for USB 3 cameras with a generic command interface (GenICam). The acquired pictures are saved in a project which can be directly inspected in GOM Correlate. GOM Correlate provides a wide range of tools such as 2D point components to analyze and report motions easily. The tools help to understand complex object behavior in detail. Therefore, the software combination is ideally suited for in-plane testing applications with existing cameras. GOM Correlate can still be used to evaluate deformation captured with ARAMIS Professional.
GOM Inspect can be directly used for visualizing and evaluating scanned volume models. Due to the new import function, volume data generated by computer tomographs can be immediately imported into the software. In the past, this process required an intermediate step with an extra software. Now, users can import and analyze volume data in common formats (.vgi, .vgl, .pcr, .exv, .rek) or as raw data efficiently and at a reasonable price. Furthermore, the software allows the import of various different materials from the scanned object as separate surface meshes.
The surface defect map enhances the surface inspection. The new function detects small defects based on meshes and displays them in the color plot. For example, dents and sink marks become visible. To visualize and quantify local bulges and depressions, the surface defect map directly works on meshes. The software computes a theoretical surface for more realistic results. By comparing the nominal and actual surface inspection, the new feature allows the compensation of the global curvatures.
Based on a simulation of measurement data, the GOM Software 2016 can compute reference point positions automatically. This helps to place the reference points precisely on the measuring object and it reduces the number of needed reference points. The new automatic generation of photogrammetry measurement positions avoids the manual teaching of photogrammetry positions.
In addition, the path planning was improved, for example, to allow the automated measurement of car body interiors. The improvement enables an enhanced Auto Teaching workflow and more precise results. It is now even possible to transfer completed measuring programs from one ATOS ScanBox to another. Meanwhile, the robot paths stay validated and can be reused instantly. To view the simulated movement of a robot along a path, the free GOM Inspect software can be used.