DISCUS CMM enables you to import results from CMM Reports and incorporate the values into the ballooned drawing and inspection report.

DISCUS CMM enables you to complete the entire inspection effort within DISCUS Desktop. It leverages the intuitive DISCUS user interface, and makes the importing of CMM results an integral part of the workflow. DISCUS CMM works as a complement to DISCUS Results by taking the values from the CMM Report and incorporating them into the Bill of Characteristics. Even more exciting, DISCUS CMM gives you multiple ways to map the values from the CMM Report into the FAI report: a) by reading the headers in the CMM Report and automatically filling in the result values; b) by enabling you to have DISCUS suggest the likely matches based on the type of features and characteristics; and c) by allowing you to actually create or “backfill” a Bill of Characteristics and ballooned drawing from the CMM Report.

DISCUS CMM is an add-on to DISCUS Desktop. It enables you to work in the familiar DISCUS user interface and add results in a tabular style or on a characteristic-by-characteristic basis. DISCUS CMM appears as another panel to the right of the Drawing/Model panel.

  1. You click on the Add CMM Report button on the tool bar in the CMM Report panel to add a CMM Report to the Results Package.
  2. After clicking the open button, DISCUS will evaluate the CMM Report versus the existing Bill of Characteristics and automatically map the CMM axes to the specific characteristics.
  3. DISCUS CMM will highlight any inconsistencies and issues between the CMM Report and the existing Bill of Characteristics. For example, DISCUS will highlight any differences in features and nominal or tolerance values.
  4. You can right click on any axis and choose to manually map the CMM axis to a characteristic; you can use the Suggest functionality to have DISCUS identify likely CNs in the BoC; you can use the Backfill functionality to use the CMM axis to create the CN and balloon.
  5. The completed results that have been “applied’ are all automatically captured and entered in the Bill of Characteristics.