Hexagon Metrology to Distribute PolyWorks Software in China

18 Oct, 2007

Companies partner to offer 3D metrology software to Chinese coordinate measuring machine market.

InnovMetric Software and Hexagon Metrology Qingdao signed an agreement that results in the distribution of InnovMetric's PolyWorks 3D metrology software with Hexagon's coordinate measuring machine (CMM) brands sold in Mainland China, which include ROMER, Leica Geosystems, DEA, and Brown & Sharpe.

The PolyWorks software will be sold with the ROMER laser probe-equipped, portable measuring arms, as well as Leica Laser Trackers and Leica T-Scan 3D digitizing systems. Brown & Sharpe laser probe-equipped, Global bridge-type CMMs and DEA horizontal arm and gantry CMMs will have a PolyWorks option available as well.

Combining PolyWorks software with Hexagon's CMMs reportedly allows manufacturers to digitize parts and use the resulting point cloud data to inspect, reverse-engineer, and perform other computer-aided engineering tasks, such as rapid prototyping and computational fluid dynamics.

"This agreement represents a major business opportunity to partner with the strongest metrology solution provider in the manufacturing industries in China," said Marc Soucy, president of InnovMetric Software. "Hexagon Metrology Qingdao has a very strong presence in China with six regional centers located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xi'an, and Qingdao. This wide representation will help us to expand PolyWorks' use in Mainland China and ensure top-quality support and training to our users."