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Metrolog & Silma V13 release 1


Metrologic Group is pleased to announce the release of its lat­est 3D uni­ver­sal metrol­ogy plat­form, V13. In addi­tion to inte­grat­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy avail­able, this new ver­sion con­sol­i­dates our end-​to-​end inspec­tion approach via numer­ous improve­ments: extra ergonom­ics, intel­li­gence in build­ing your 3D mea­sure­ment strat­egy and com­ple­men­tary assis­tance in analysing and under­stand­ing your inspec­tion results. 

Silma & Metrolog X4 rep­re­sent a reli­able and com­pre­hen­sive 3D mea­sure­ment soft­ware plat­form that does it all, what­ever the equip­ment, the CAD file or the appli­ca­tion. Built on 4 decades of soft­ware devel­op­ment know-​how, every new release bridges the gap between 3D metrol­ogy mar­ket updates, new tech­nol­ogy released and most impor­tantly, cus­tomer needs.

Top 4 major updates of V13 release and how they can make your 3D mea­sure­ment better:

  1. Renishaw 5‑axis PH 20 and REVO heads are fully sup­ported with Metrolog & Silma X4 (for prob­ing & 3D scan­ning). 5‑axis pro­gram­ming is now pos­si­ble and easy thanks to auto­matic man­age­ment of paths plan­ning and prob­ing posi­tion­ing as per Renishaw data sheet. Specific guid­ing modes like ”Guide Rail”, “Sweep scan­ning”, as well as new graphic manip­u­la­tors are avail­able. As of now, both Silma and Metrolog sim­u­late and exe­cute DMIS pro­grams, even the ones com­ing from dif­fer­ent software.
  2. 2D analy­sis mod­ule. A fre­quently requested analy­sis of section/​ pro­file that allows the user to extract 2D char­ac­ter­is­tics and eval­u­ate the distances/​ angles of the selected pro­file. A sharp improve­ment to opti­mize your 3D mea­sure­ment process and effec­tive graphic dis­play for bet­ter under­stand­ing of your mea­sure­ment results.
  3. GD&T engine. Besides a con­tin­u­ous effort over 4 decades to be fully com­pli­ant with ASME and ISO stan­dards, the V13 is pro­vided with a new algo­rithms that make all the dif­fer­ence:  enve­lope cri­te­ria, simul­ta­ne­ous ISO eval­u­a­tion, new P mod­i­fier and con­sid­er­able improve­ment of GD&T dis­play for results analyzis.
  4. Point Cloud — Metrolog X4 offers real improve­ments for highly pre­cise 3D opti­cal metrol­ogy and pro­cess­ing most dense point clouds. Extractions and fil­ter­ing algo­rithms have been in con­stant evo­lu­tion in order to deliver sta­bil­ity and con­sis­tency within your 3D con­trol process. Realistic mesh dis­play, mul­ti­ple assis­tance func­tions enable a fast point cloud acqui­si­tion of excep­tional qual­ity. Processing time is also a cru­cial cri­te­ria we take into account dur­ing soft­ware devel­op­ment, to pro­vide you the best user experience.

In a nut­shell, Metrolog and Silma V13 offers more pos­si­bil­i­ties, faster work­flow, smarter fea­tures, more device inter­faces avail­able, all to help you make the most of your 3D qual­ity control.

For more detailed tech­ni­cal data and other V13 updates, please con­nect to the Extranet.



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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