Features & Benefits
• Clean , Intuitive Design
The user interface design of the M2 software means you’ll spend more time measuring and less time reading manuals. By combining a familiar user experience with current touch screen conventions, the M2 software can quickly be integrated into your process and accessible to a wide range of users.
Your M2 is in a landscape format on an All-in-One Touch Screen Windows based
Support for Optical Edge or Cross-hair measuring systems.
Gain access to many of the same powerful features, and intuitive measuring environment, whether using an optical edge equipped system or an externally generated cross-hair device.
Precise optical edge detection mechanisms provide accurate results as well as access to powerful, industry first, measurement functionality.
“Your M2 is in a landscape format on an All-in-One Touch Screen Windows based computer..”
• Designed for Multi-Touch software control.
In addition to the conventional mouse interface, expanded Multi-Touch logic allows for versatile pan and zoom of the active part view. Increase the efficiency of feature construction, feature data manipulation, and reporting tasks with a simple pinch zoom, swipe-pan, or double click.
“Use popular navigation moves including pinch zoom and swipe pan to increase feature construction efficiency.”
• Advanced cross-hair probe toolbox.
For Optical Edge enabled systems, both “simple” and “auto edge” cross-hair probes are available. The “auto edge” probe captures points on edges automatically upon crossing. The M2’s Edge-logic™ system (Optical Edge enabled systems only) enables gesture driven control of start and end measurement commands. Start and finish measurements quickly, without the need for direct software interaction.
• Graphics-based “ Part View ” constructions.
Generate popular construction types, like Distances and Tangent Lines, from within the graphical part view itself. Constructions with multiple sub-types can be toggled quickly with the change feature type command.
Supported construction types include:
Average n Mid/Center Point(s) End Point(s) Intersections Shortest Distance Farthest Distance Tangent Line(s) Gage Circle(s) Bolt Circle Angle Compliments Perpendicular/Parallel Line(s)
Offset Skew Lines
Use popular navigation moves including pinch zoom and swipe pan to increase feature construction efficiency.
“Generate popular construction types including Distance and Tangent Lines from with the graphical part view.”
• Feature Detail Graphics.
Individual feature views provide 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, and Deviation results. Set the desired data fit type from the “Actual” screen using the “fit toggle” button.
“Scroll through your measured features list from this view for a feature by feature display Actual,Nominal, Tolerance, Deviation, and Data Fit Type information.”
• Geometric tolerancing.
You may 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 M2 software let’s you enter and apply universal tolerance values according to your feature resolution groupings.
Supported tolerances include:
True Position (LMC/MMC Modifiers)
• Part programs and playback .
Playback or edit groups of measured, constructed, and created features from a saved part program file. Part program files, when loaded, will prepare the M2 software to repeat a sequence of feature measurement steps, printed reports, and exported measurement data. The playback guidance mechanism provides helpful on-screen instruction for successful playback of your part programs.
“Playback or edit groups of measured, constructed and created features from your saved part program file.”
Flexibility for report contents and formatting allows for full customization of the data format, header information, and header and footer graphics. Part view graphics, time and date stamps, and operator information can all be included for any report type. Reports can be viewed, printed, or exported at the conclusion of a single inspection routine, or they can be included in a part program to support repetitive or automated measurement and reporting. Reports can be printed as hard copies to standard Windows compatible printers, or exported as data files in popular file formats.
Report data formats include:
“Reports may be viewed, printed or exported in popular file formats.”