Aberlink Measurement Software
The whole philosophy for Aberlink is to make measurement easy. Aberlink 3D software has been written by engineers for engineers and sets the industry standard for simple-to-use software. Designed around a graphical interface, Aberlink 3D can work in 2D or 3D, on manual or CNC CMMs and is equally at home when used with either touch, scanning or vision systems. It is easy to understand why Aberlink 3D has become the software of choice not only for Aberlink, but for numerous other manufacturers of measuring devices around the world.
Aberlink 3D software is not only ahead of its competition in being the industry standard for ‘easy-to-use’ software, but also has the depth of functionality to make it the choice for either occasional users or full-time inspection professionals.
Aberlink 3D software is revolutionary. For example, Feature Predict enables you to just take measurement points and the software automatically determines if you are measuring a Plane, Line or Circle feature. Move from feature to feature and the software predicts what you are measuring. As a component is measured a representation of it is built up on the screen. The user simply clicks on the measured features to call up dimensions exactly as they would appear on a drawing.
Inspection reports can be in the form of fully dimensioned graphical representations as created on the screen, or tabulated reports in various formats that can show nominals, tolerances, errors, pass/fails, geometric tolerances etc. These reports can also be output to an Excel spreadsheet.
Further reports are available to show the form of features (roundness, straightness etc.), hole or point positions, or complete batch results on one report. The user’s company name also appears on all outputs.
Every time a component is inspected, a programme for measuring subsequent components is automatically created. The software also calculates ‘safe’ moves between features, even when the probe is indexing – just another thing that the operator doesn’t have to worry about.
Popular throughout the world and available in many languages, Aberlink’s revolutionary measurement software provides the user with a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for inspection measurements. This not only increases component throughput but vastly reduces the learning period for new users.
For further details, visit: https://www.aberlink.com/products/software/aberlink-3d/
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Aberlink CAD Comparison Module
The Aberlink CAD Comparison software module enhances Aberlink 3D with the capability to compare measured points to a CAD model. This may be the best way to measure complex geometries, or to inspect parts for which drawings do not exist.
Powerful alignment routines allow measurement points to be best-fitted to the model. Colour coded errors can then be displayed on the model to produce both graphical and tabulated reports that are extremely clear and very easy to understand.
Aberlink’s CAD comparison module allows the input of either STEP or IGES files as standard and allows reports to be exported as an Excel spreadsheet. It really does make measuring complex parts easy, whether on a manual or CNC CMM.
For further details, visit: https://www.aberlink.com/products/software/aberlink-cad-comparison/
Aberlink Programming from CAD Module
For many years Aberlink 3D software has been setting the industry standard for both ease of use and speed of programming. However, until now this has been best done by using the teach-and-repeat method of programming when measuring a component. But what if you want to prepare the measurement programme before you even have the first component? Now, we are pleased to introduce our new CAD programming module, which in true Aberlink fashion, allows the simplest programming possible from either an IGES or STEP CAD model.
If you can use Aberlink 3D software then you will already know how to use the CAD programming module – it couldn’t be easier. Rather than taking measurement points on a component, you can now just click on the surface of the model where you would like the points to be taken.
Feature Predict works in the same way as when measuring, for instance, if you click in four places on the same plane on the model, then the software will automatically create a Plane Measure unit with those four points in it. Then click on a different feature and it will automatically close the Plane window and look for another feature. If you click on a circular feature it will take just one click to produce a circle or two for a cylinder. Suddenly programming in Aberlink 3D just got even easier!
For full further details, visit: https://www.aberlink.com/products/software/aberlink-cad-programming/
Aberlink Vision Module
The Aberlink Vision software module allows Aberlink 3D software to be used for non-contact measuring. Fully automatic edge detection tools can be used in both manual and CNC mode ensuring fast and repeatable results without relying on the skill of the operator.
Powerful tools allow both geometric and complex shapes to be measured easily. Dimensions can either be called up by clicking on the measured features in the normal way, or alternatively measurement points can be best-fitted against a DXF file. As well as edge detection the operator may use either full cross hairs or mouse cross hairs with other advanced tools available including “smart measure”, centre line detection, an “all edge points” function, a “thread measure” tool and a “screen ruler” for quick measurements between any two points on the image.
For further details, visit: https://www.aberlink.com/products/software/aberlink-vision/