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DISCUS Software Announces Major Update

Discus 7.0 enhancements include new features and improvements to all DISCUS Products

Columbus, OH – May 27, 2014Columbus, Ohio-based, DISCUS Software is proud to announce their latest software update, DISCUS 7.0.  The DISCUS software tools are productivity solutions that dramatically reduce the time it takes to complete first article inspection, in-process inspection planning and process planning.

greenThis major upgrade includes enhancements to all DISCUS products.  According to Jake Hart, Marketing Manager for DISCUS, “This release is packed with new features and improvements based primarily on the valued feedback of our customers.”  Targeted at the manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and medical device industries, DISCUS Software provides customer centric, modularized software with efficient and thorough customer support.                                               

“The goal of this latest release is to further enhance the DISCUS feature set, so that it’s easier to use and has better functionality for all of our users” Hart continues, “We are extremely excited about the enhanced OCR capabilities in DISCUS 7.0.  It‘s intuitive design make it perform better, while incorporating some never seen before GD&T capabilities.  All you need to do, is set the check box for GD&T and the new OCR will capture symbols, such as diameter, depth and basic dimensions plus recognize common feature control frames. You can use the calibrate function to easily find the ideal OCR settings that will work for the drawing.”

DISCUS 7.0  offers:

  • Enhanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for GD&T symbols and feature control frames
  • Compare PDFs: This is ideal for finding the differences between revisions
  • More balloon colors and options
  • Bonus Tolerance: Now you can enter the bonus tolerance in the results module and have this value automatically included in the result pass/warning/fail status
  • Batch Results Edit: Set or change result fields for select characteristics
  • DISCUS 3D improvements

DISCUS Software is offering a free trial of the new DISCUS 7.0 update.  In free trial mode, you can try out DISCUS Desktop for an indefinite period of time, but you will only be able to operate on the included set of input files (the example TDP, drawing, and specification files). To evaluate the DISCUS Desktop products with your input files, you can obtain a 30-day evaluation license by selecting the Get Evaluation License button on the Free Trial pop-up window within DISCUS Desktop.

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DISCUS Software Company specializes in the development of software tools for accelerating manufacturing and quality engineering. Its software products are productivity solutions that dramatically reduce the time it takes to complete first article inspection reports, in-process inspection planning and process planning.  DISCUS was the first software product to automate engineering drawing annotation and manufacturing inspection requirement extraction.  DISCUS is the innovator, not the imitator in the First Article Inspection Reporting automation market.  DISCUS is compatible with many of the requirements used by companies such as Boeing, Ford, GE, Lockheed, and Siemens. For more information visit