News & Events

Metrologic Group released Version 12 of the X4 plat­form. With over 30 new major func­tion­al­i­ties, Metrolog X4 and Silma X4 now offer more than a way to improve user expe­ri­ence and drive value across every stage of 3D inspec­tion process. They allow you to carry out even more 3D mea­sure­ments you can trust.

Among some of the new func­tion­al­i­ties, we would like to give you some heads-​up on the following:

  • Silma X4: Optimized Path Planning Module for Robot

Addressing fully auto­mated Robot tra­jec­tory and path cre­ator, opti­mized and collision-​free, based on exist­ing fea­tures to be mea­sured and exist­ing work­cell and envi­ron­ment (robot brands, addi­tional axis’ mea­sure­ment rules and con­straints, etc…), espe­cially adapted to Laser Radar and Laser Tracker-​based mea­sure­ment systems.

  • Silma X4: Improved Path Planning Module for CMM

Trajectory and path cre­ator, opti­mized and collision-​free, that allows to auto­mat­i­cally asso­ciate a probe ori­en­ta­tion for the tar­geted feature.

  • Silma X4: Further Digital Twin capabilities

A true vir­tual Twin sim­u­la­tion of CMM /​ Robot /​ Sensor real advanced behav­iour in a dig­i­tal world. You can sim­u­late the sen­sor vis­i­bil­ity if tracked accord­ing to the device man­u­fac­turer spec­i­fi­ca­tions and sim­u­late point cloud acqui­si­tion when the vis­i­bil­ity is valid.

  • Metrolog X4: 5‑axis mea­sure­ment

For cus­tomers look­ing at adding capa­bil­i­ties to exist­ing 5‑axis based machines using Renishaw REVO or PH20 probes, X4 now sup­ports com­plex 5‑axis mea­sure­ment on both pro­gram execution.

  • Metrolog X4: Additional device type and inter­face integration

- New Hexagon Leica ATS600 is fully sup­ported, includ­ing advanced func­tion­al­ity that helps eas­ily scan any fea­tures, sur­faces using all the advanced tools the device offers today (cam­era, tar­gets, reflec­tors, etc….).
— Pantec DCC Controller inte­gra­tion with Optical Kreon laser line scan­ner direct interface.
— DC Hexagon Controller inte­gra­tion with Optical HPL laser line scan­ner direct interface.
— Robot Universal Robot Integration of the lat­est e‑Series.

Besides spe­cific enhance­ments for point cloud acqui­si­tion, robot automa­tion as well as tra­di­tional and portable CMMs, more new device inter­faces are cur­rently avail­able for Zeiss CMM-​OS, Creaform, Nikon-​Metris, Wenzel, FANUC, Hexagon and of course, Robots.  Other tools avail­able in the release include: probes, fea­tures (Generation improve­ments, Advanced Part detec­tion mod­ule, Gear mod­ule, Inspection Path Planning mod­ule), work­cell (Off-​line Point Cloud improve­ments, new ren­der­ing mode in detailed view).

We can keep telling you that we have the best/​ truly uni­ver­sal /​ top-​notch 3D inspec­tion soft­ware solu­tion, and how we suc­cess­fully address the evolv­ing chal­lenges of 3D metrol­ogy within the dig­i­tal smart fac­tory, but you already knew that.

Instead, we would like to meet your 3D mea­sure­ment chal­lenges. You have a mea­sur­ing device and you would like to take your 3D inspec­tion to the next level? Let us show you how we can help you achieve it!

In addi­tion, for exist­ing X4 end users — do not hes­i­tate to con­tact your local reseller to learn more about the new avail­able func­tion­al­i­ties and improved tools.

For Metrolog X4 or Silma X4 users: get more infor­ma­tion on this new release by sim­ply log­ging in to your ded­i­cated extranet page.

You are not reg­is­tered yet? Simply request your direct per­sonal access via the extranet reg­is­tra­tion page, using your license MetroKey as well as your con­tact details.



Updated Thursday April 9th, 2020


In these times of change, we need to be proactive and adapt to a world that will be different.  Not only does this apply to us as a technological company but most importantly to our customers who will grow different set of expectations. More than ever, time has come to step up to evolving market demands: we are committed to implementing radical changes to support our end-users. Starting today.


Updated Tuesday March 17th, 2020


At Metrologic Group, safety is our number one priority. We are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience while protecting our staff. As of Tuesday March 17th noon France is in partial lockdown and we will be applying government mandatory measures.  All of our team is able to operate and work remotely in secured locations.

Preventing the further spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility for us all.

We are monitoring and enforcing all guidelines set out by local governments in the countries in which we operate, whether related to local requirements, general hygiene or to travel restrictions.

During this time, we are doing our best to maintain 100% of our technical support services by phone, email or remote assistance.  If you have any technical problems using our solution or need simple assistance, you can contact us normally through the usual channels and locally available phone numbers:


  • • Technical Support: hotline [at]  (replace [at] by @)
  • • Find and contact your local support
  • • Technical Support for France Hotline Direct Access Number: +33-476-043-033
  • • Or locate your nearest Subsidiary/resseller for local support.
  • • General or Commercial Inquiries: +33-476-043-030
  • • Extranet Link


Trainings, on-site assistance and business trips are cancelled until further notice.

However, our team of experts is available to perform virtual/remote training to support your needs:  contact your local focal to learn more on how we have adpated to the situation to keep providing training on our full range of software solutions.

We will continue to keep you informed as we go along and we invite you to regularly consult this page for the latest information.


Thank you and stay safe,

The Metrologic Group Team

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