Touch technology is revolutionizing human interaction to complex devices, speeding and simplifying individuals’ approach to problem solving. Touch technology is available now for one critical manufacturing function — the coordinate measuring machine.

It’s long been the case that CMM software is too complex for most manufacturing tasks, requiring long training periods and extended learning curves. TouchDMIS™ is a full-featured CMM software with intuitive touch interface, offering unparalleled user experience and benchmark CMM productivity.

Developed for both manual and CNC CMM’s, including portable arm CMMs, TouchDMIS brings some novel, and time-saving features to the task of product verification. Standard CMM software programs provide access to functions through complex systems of toolbars, dropdown menus, and window selections. TouchDMIS offers a user interface based on “smart” technology, wherein “next suggested functionality” is presented dynamically for user confirmation. This minimizes learning time to just a few hours, with immediate advantages for productivity benefits.

The program also represents an innovation in software functionality for industrial metrology applications. It reduces traditional CMM software to just eight function buttons that, when selected, open an appropriate function window; the button is integral to the open window, providing one touch re-docking.

The 64-bit, multi-thread software (Microsoft® WPF and Direct X®) maintains all windows, live, even when docked.

All open windows offer ‘thru-view,’ so displayed graphics remain visible, and many windows offer ‘flip button’ to displays of further advanced functions and capabilities that expert users may seek. The software graphics area bleeds to the edge of the touch screen, with all software buttons floating atop the graphics.