December 20, 2001

Open CASCADE to develop Cadpak Win version 3.0 for Mitutoyo

Author: JT Smith

"The world's number one metrology company will use the open-source 3D
modeling components and Open CASCADE services for the continued
development of its CMM software for off-line programming."Open CASCADE is the software of choice for the
next development phase of Cadpak Win, marketed by Mitutoyo as an optional
software for the off-line programming of mechanical part inspection. Mitutoyo has
ordered development services and maintenance from Open CASCADE for a total
of nearly 300,000 Euros, with delivery of the new version scheduled for March
2002. In addition to turnkey development of the Cadpak Win application, Mitutoyo
has requested three years of technical support. Cadpak Win was developed for
Mitutoyo's extensive range of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and is
currently promoted and distributed by the company in France, Germany, Japan,
Singapore and the U.K. The great advantage of off-line programming with Cadpak
Win is that it optimizes use of expensive machine tool time. While the machine tool
functions uninterruptedly in-line, Cadpak Win can be used to enter the
co-ordinates of a part which will serve as the model for quality control, using
either the same or an independent PC that displays the CAD model.
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