GD&T Evaluation Software
EVOLVE SmartProfile is a model-based user interface that supports a seamless project workflow, from importing data to generating the report. EVOLVE SmartProfile provides guidance for adding or modifying part design tolerances based on actual part inspection results.
- Eliminate results variability caused by using different evaluation techniques and/or metrology software.
- Eliminates human error caused by incorrect interpretation of the GD&T standards.
- Quickly assesses part tolerances and processes to improve production.
- Optimize enterprise resources by separating part measurements from the tolerance evaluation process.
Easy to Use GD&T Evaluation
SmartProfile makes it easy to set up a new project to analyze product tolerances:
1. Import CAD model
EVOLVE SmartProfile can import various CAD file formats such as STEP, IGES, DXF, or QIF.
CAD models with PMI information can be imported from QIF (Quality Information Framework*) files.
* A unified XML framework standard for computer-aided quality measurement systems enables the import of both CAD model and the PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) learn more.
2. Define Tolerances
EVOLVE SmartProfile allows you to define GD&T (GPS) tolerances according to the chosen standard (ASME Y14.5M – 1994, ASME Y14.5 – 2009, or ISO 1101). The built-in Explanatory system always shows relevant information from the current context.
EVOLVE SmartProfile supports enhanced GD&T callouts including: multi-tier tolerances, compound datums and shift, simultaneous & separate requirements, and more.
3. Evaluate GD&T
Import measured point clouds from any measuring device: CMM, laser scanner, CT and others. Process the point cloud using Data Preparation tools when necessary.
Evaluate the whole GD&T project with one-click. Using EVOLVE SmartProfile eliminates results var-iability caused by different evaluation techniques and human interpretation.
4. Save Results
Custom graphical and text reports can be easily created from the results and they can be exported into Excel, PDF, text and other file formats.
The project can be saved for future reference and can be imported into other EVOLVE products.
A powerful GD&T engine is applied, providing all major GD&T Standards (ASME Y14.5M-1994, ASME Y14.5-2009, ISO 1101) and Least Squares evaluation technique, supporting multi-tier tolerances, complex, compound datum and standard symbols in Feature Control Frames.
Data Preparation Tool
Data Preparation allows importing and handling of scan measurements with large numbers of points.
Deviation Coloring while processing points: source vs. result coloring or CAD vs. result point deviation coloring.
A CMM-like Sampler tool for extracting reliable representative surface points from dense and noisy point clouds.
Noise Reduction enhanced with surface and curve based options, depending on the point structure.
Filter by Deviation
Filter by Deviation tool for eliminating outliers, islands and unnecessary points based on the deviation from the CAD model.
EVOLVE SmartProfile’s features
Construct new features from existing CAD geometries.
Define plus-minus distances and angle tolerances between two arbitrary features.
Best-Fit Alignment deviation mode supports the ability to visualize sample deviations on a color map, locate deviation labels and document those deviations as part of the completed report.
Enhanced Quick Align and Finalize Assignment algorithms automatically detect outliers resulting in a much more robust and proper fit.
Update CAD Revisions
Easily replace the old CAD model with a new one. If the CAD model is modified, it can be easily updated in the project. No need to create a new project with the new CAD model from scratch.