PC-DMIS 2022.2 — New Release!
PC-DMIS 2022.2 bridges the gap between virtual and physical with a new offline configuration designed to make programming more efficient and maximise the availability of your metrology hardware.
New qualification checks for laser probes and support for multiple sensor types running on a single system. Saves time and unlocks more value from Hexagon hardware.
It’s not just about devices (virtual or real), PC-DMIS 2022.2 now extracts quality and CAD data embedded within the versatile QIF file format to maintain a continuous flow of PMI data throughout the manufacturing process.
New: Simplified offline configuration now works with any device type
A new improved version of PC-DMIS Offline that supports all options and device types in a single configuration – including stationary CMMs, portable arms, laser trackers and vision systems. Programme and simulate measurement routines in a fully realized virtual environment and free up valuable measurement time on physical hardware.
New: QIF file format import
PC-DMIS 2022.2 now offers QIF file import so you can take full advantage of CAD, embedded GD&T, characteristic naming and other useful meta-data which can be used downstream for simulation and manufacturing.
New: Avoidance moves in tip vector direction
Requested by customers in our Idea’s Centre, we’re extending the capabilities of PC-DMIS’ Contact Auto Features by enabling avoidance moves to execute in the direction of the tip vector to add a greater range of movement around a complex or restrictive workpiece.
New: Adaptive scanning – copy and paste parameters
This top-voted feature from our Ideas Centre allows you to edit and update adaptive scanning routines at speed by duplicating point density, scan speed, acceleration and more; a huge time saver which simplifies programme creation, debugging or migrating existing measurement routines.
New: Qualification check for laser probes
This new convenient tool determines if a laser probe needs calibration. Previously, operators would always recalibrate laser probes before use – which could take many hours. Now a quick check can identify whether a full re-map is necessary, saving many hours of unnecessary calibration.
New: HP-OW scan offset
Extra control over the height of your HP-OW probe for improved surface scans or measurements of transparent materials.
NEW: Support HP-OW, HP-L-10.10 and HP-C-TS5.10 on a single system
PC-DMIS now supports the use of multiple sensors on the same CMM (including Optiv), seamlessly transitioning from contact to non-contact measurements.
PC-DMIS 2022.2 Recommended System Requirements
PC Hardware, OS, and other connectivity needs
NOTE: The System Requirements listed below are the recommended system requirements.
Systems of these specs or better can be obtained from Hexagon. Better systems will usually achieve better performance. More details here:
What are the build specs of the Lenovo p520 PC procured from Hexagon? (UPDATED July/2022)
PC-DMIS 2022.2 operates under 64-bit Windows 11 and Windows 10. No other operating systems are supported.
PC-DMIS does not currently support RDS drivers under the Windows 11 operating system.
For HP-L systems and systems that use RS-SQUARED sensors that run PC-DMIS in DCC mode, you need to use a 64-bit Windows 10 Pro Computer with up to 4 Cores.
You can find a list of supported operating systems for most versions of PC-DMIS here: Windows OS Compatibility Listing for PC-DMIS :
- When you use third-party drivers, you should contact your local Manufacturing Intelligence representative to ensure operating system compatibility.
IMPORTANT: When you use third-party drivers, be sure to contact your local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence representative to ensure operating system compatibility. Running PC-DMIS inside a Virtual Machine (VM) is supported only if the VM supports OpenGL 3 or higher.
Microsoft .NET Framework
If you do not have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows, the PC-DMIS installer will install it for you.
- 4 GB of RAM or higher
- The size of the CAD data file and the tessellation multiplier value used affect the amount of memory needed. These both affect the amount of tessellated facets needed to display the model. The smaller the tessellation multiplier value used, the more memory needed for the facets. For large CAD models, this could cause an “Out Of Memory” error. If this occurs, the current PC-DMIS session will be left in an unstable state and should be terminated.
- The default tessellation multiplier value is 1.0. Setting a tessellation multiplier of 0.1 will result in a 10 to 20 percent increase in the memory required over the default value of 1.0. Decreasing the tessellation multiplier further to 0.01 will result in an additional 50 to 65 percent increase of memory required.
- 1 GB of video RAM
- 64 GB of RAM Dual-Channel @1063 MHz DDR4-2666 MHz ECC RDIMM memory (for HP-L systems and systems using RS-SQUARED sensors)
- 2 GHZ or higher quad core processor
- Intel Xeon W-2223 Processor (3.6GHz, 3.9GHz) for HP-L systems
- Intel Xeon Processor E3-1505M (3.00 GHz) for systems using RS-SQUARED sensors
- Intel Core i7 9th Generation or higher (for example, i7-9xxxHx) 6 Cores hyper-threading enabled (for HP-L systems and systems using RS- SQUARED sensors)
Any popular graphics card that meets or exceeds the following suggested minimums:
- GPU Memory 2 GB DDR3*
- 6 GB Memory Bandwidth 29.0 GB/s (for HP-L systems)
- CUDA Cores 384
- Open GL 3.0
- NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (4 GB) (for HP-L systems and systems using RS- SQUARED sensors)
- AC or AX type Wi-Fi card for systems using RS-SQUARED sensors
* For an RS4 laser sensor or later model, you need to have a GPU with at least 4 GB DDR3.
The graphics driver must support OpenGL 3.0 or higher. A warning message appears on PC-DMIS startup if the driver does not support OpenGL 3.0 or if your graphics driver is more than three years old.
- 2 GB of free hard drive space plus allocated virtual memory of eight times the largest CAD file used
- SSD drive, HDD 10K, or two disks in RAID 0 mode (high-performance hard disk drive)
- 128 SSD, 128 SSD RAID, 1 TB HDD
- Screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 or higher
NOTE: If you use a high resolution monitor under low-light conditions, some PC-DMSI UI elements may be difficult to see. If so, you can try these options:
• From the PC-DMIS Home screen, select the theme (Light or Dark) that provides the best UI visibility. For details on how to change the PC-DMIS theme, see “Changing the Theme ” in the online Help.
• Increase the ambient lighting
- One Serial port
- Three Ethernet ports. This may be required for specific installations in consideration of local needs, including but not limited to CMM systems where one port is required for controller communications and another for intranet/Internet communications.
- Two USB ports
- A properly-configured LMS license or a HASP key (a physical USB portlock)
- LAN port with Intel Chipset (for example, I219) (for HP-L systems)
Note: A HASP key does not act as general-purpose data storage; therefore, you cannot use a HASP key to store (download) arbitrary data from a computer. Similarly, you cannot use a HASP key to put (upload) arbitrary data on a computer. Also, only Hexagon applications can read or write to a HASP key; other applications do not have this capability. As a result, you cannot use a HASP key to load and unload data to and from a computer.
Firmware Distributed Controller (FDC) Connection
PC-DMIS establish connection with FDC through the following parameters:
- Controller address – 220.127.116.11
- PC-DMIS computer address – 18.104.22.168
- Subnet mask – 255.255.255.0
- Port – 1234
Pcdlrn.exe and PC-DMIS process listens on port 1294.
Some other ports used are 138 and 1900. The port 1900 was listed as a UDP port.