M3

Designed for Multi-Touch software control

In addition to the conventional mouse interface, expanded Multi-Touch logic allows for one-touch feature measurements as well as versatile pan and zoom of the live video image and the active part view. Increase the efficiency of feature
measurements, feature data manipulation, and reporting tasks with a simple pinch zoom, swipe pan, or double click.

Advanced video probe toolbox

The custom EyeMeasure™ probe captures complex edges by creating a custom “tool zone”. The
MeasureLogic™ probe’s intelligent design provides an instant feature determination. The Vtouch™ probe provides industry first video touch probe functionality.

Support up to 8 channels of programmable light control

On-screen controls let you adjust Coaxial, Substage, and Quadrant Ring light output accommodating a wide range of measuring requirements. Your light levels are also remembered and may be recalled for program playback.

Advanced Edge Teach

Improve edge detection performance under a variety of image and lighting conditions. Features with poor edge contrast, or difficult spacing can be captured in a snap using the M3’s manual teach function. Press and hold on an edge in any
video image to specify a teach region.

Graphics-based “Part View” constructions

Generate popular construction types, like Distances and Tangent Lines, from within the graphical part view itself. The “Gesture Menu” can be used within the part view to provide access to “on the fly” feature creation and manipulation
tools.

Supported construction types include:
  • Average
  • Intersections
  • Tangent Line(s)
  • Angle Compliments
  • Offset Skew Lines
  • Mid/Center Point(s)
  • Shortest Distance
  • Gage Circle(s)
  • Perpendicular/Parallel Line(s)
  • End Point(s)
  • Farthest Distance
  • Bolt Circle

Quick Annotate and Markup

Gain access to instant feature markup tools using the part view “Gesture Menu”. Add customized feature data to your live video image or part view displaying only the desired coefficients. You may annotate one or several features simultaneously
with the smart marquee feature selection.

Geometric tolerancing

Measure features, set nominals, apply tolerances and view deviation results with only a few quick clicks. You may also apply a variety of popular tolerance types to features in the standard “feature-to-feature” fashion, or utilize the
“place tolerancing” system for applications where tolerances are specified in a block tolerance style call out. For these cases the M3 software let’s you enter and apply universal tolerance values according to your feature resolution
groupings.

Supported tolerances include:
  • X/Y/Z Positional
  • Diameter/Radius/
    Length/Width Size
  • Theta (Angle)
  • Form
  • Parallelism
  • Angularity
  • True Position
    (LMC/MMC Modifiers)
  • Straightness
  • Perpendicularity
  • Roundness
  • Concentricity
  • Runout

Feature Detail Graphics

Individual feature views provide you with informative drawings displaying point cloud distributions, as well as nominal deviations, and tolerance results. Scroll through your measured features list from this view for a feature by feature
display of Actual, Nominal, Tolerance, Deviation, and Data Fit Type information.

DXF Overlay and FOV capability

Using the DXF/FOVE option pack, you may import DXF files for “comparative style” Go/No-Go feature and part inspection. This includes a live error whisker display for part violations of the original DXF tolerance zones. You may even utilize
custom DXF crosshair files, create “on the fly” overlay feature tools, and utilize pattern recognition for part program playback.

DXF/FOV option pack features include:
  • Custom DXF crosshair
  • Create feature-based video overlays
  • Import DXF overlay
  • Export features to DXF
  • Pattern teach and recognition
  • Live image “freeze”

Part programs and playback

Playback or edit groups of measured, constructed, and created features from your saved part program file. Part program files, when loaded, will prepare the M3 software to repeat a sequence of feature measurement steps, printed reports,
and exported measurement data. The playback guidance mechanism features helpful on-screen instruction for successful playback of your part programs.

Flexible Report Content and Formatting

M3 software supports full customization of the data format, header information, and header and footer graphics.

Report data formats include:
  • Standard Report
  • Tolerance
  • CSV
  • European

Machine Integration

Ask your MetLogix representative about a wide variety of encoder interface technologies, camera types, and light control hardware supported in the M3 system.

Support for all current industry standard software methodologies for Stage and Camera calibration

Robust and reliable machine/camera calibration can be achieved using popular machine and video correction methods. Linear Error Correction(LEC), Segmented Linear Correction(SLEC), Non-Linear Error Correction(NLEC), Orthogonality, Pixel
Size, Camera Skew, Parcentricity, and Field of View).

Industry leading Operating System platform

The Windows® 7/8 operating system represents the current enterprise solution for computer software operating systems. You gain the performance and reliability of a globally recognized software solution as part of you measuring machine
package.