ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 New functions

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ZEISS CALYPSO is a universal software for applications in dimensional metrology. By regularly updating the software, we ensure modern and future-proof systems.

ZEISS CALYPSO 2021: highlights of the new function

With the ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 software release, ZEISS is once again ensuring, with more than 60 new functions, a significant increase in performance in quality control for further time and cost savings in the inspection and analysis of components. Above all, optimizations for automation play a major role in the new software version.

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ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning

1. New option for the next level performance

The new option ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning reduces the demand on coordinate measuring machines by automatically and dynamically skipping characteristics well within process control. The option is easily adapted to existing or new measurement plans and is based on statistical rules from ZEISS GUARDUS MES or ZEISS GUARDUS CAQ software. These rules determine how often measurement characteristics are inspected in a measurement plan. A complete measurement plan can also be scheduled or manually executed at any time. Due to the applied rules, a considerable time savings during the measurement process is possible.

ZEISS CALYPSO creates measurement plans automatically with PMI

2. Planning optimizations that result in significant time savings

Based on Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) stored in the CAD model and with the integration of the ZEISS Cookbook principle, users could already create measurement plans in the ZEISS software automatically. In ZEISS CALYPSO 2021, it is now possible to create measurement plans with PMI from STEP AP 242. The PMI extension is included within the STEP interface. In addition, improvements in the planning process provide further time savings. For example, ZEISS has simplified the workflow for displaying deviation flags and made numerous optimizations with regard to PMI import.

Significant performance improvement in ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 freeform

3. Freeform results are 20 times faster

An improved mathematical algorithm provides a significant increase in performance for the calculation of free-form and point sets as well as free-form deviations. In addition, the software features an improved adaptation of the Gauss-Chebyshev method for tactile as well as optical points. The latter are calculated faster by a factor of 100. In addition, the improved mathematical algorithm enables significantly accelerated data transfer. The optimized free-form user interface can now be used to eliminate outliers, set the number of points output in the CAD window and interactively adjust the CAD display in the report output. With the help of all these innovations, ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 delivers results up to 20 times faster.


Fast measurement with optics in ZEISS CALYPSO 2021

4. Optical measurement time optimization of up to 270 percent

In the measurement time comparison, ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 achieves a measurement time optimization of up to 270 percent on the ZEISS O-INSPECT measuring machine. To achieve this, ZEISS has carried out web optimization and web automation, among other things. This allows measuring element sorting to be integrated, bypass path optimization to be switched on and unnecessary machine movements to be eliminated. Adjusting the camera position to the search beams in an inspection plan also makes a significant contribution to accelerating the measurement process. The latest software version bundles as many measuring elements as possible in one camera position, which is automatically determined via a predefined zoom level. In this way, several image elements fit into one camera image or even into partial areas.

Further ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 innovations
  • Simplified planning: New groups with group comment and text element in the protocol with dynamic number of lines.
  • Speed up report generation with ZEISS PiWeb: ZEISS has developed more than 50 new reporting functions, all of which serve to save a considerable amount of time, including: faster plots, faster log display or faster PDF creation.
  • Output of the fourier analysis table in the report: Transfer of up to thirty largest harmonics to ZEISS PiWeb for roundness and waviness control. In addition, the analysis table can be reported in ZEISS PiWeb.
  • AutoRun & defining multiple protocols: A new multiple protocol "Standard ZEISS PiWeb Trend" has been added to the selection list under definition multiple protocol. The trend protocol, which is useful for visualizing multiple measurements, can now also be selected in ZEISS CALYPSO AutoRun.
  • Extended default list of header parameters: The following new fields are available in the log header parameters selection list: "Sample Size", "Measurement Type", "Inspection Lot", "Customer Number", "Inspection Reason", "Screen Dump" and "Normalization Concept".
  • Digital signature in ZEISS CALYPSO: Signing inspection plans with certificates. Digital signing of ZEISS CALYPSO measurement protocols using certificates. Verification of signed measurement plans and protocols. When a measurement plan is signed, unauthorized changes to the measurement plan are prevented. Similarly, automatically signed measurement protocols are possible.
  • Improved change management for comparing measurement plans: Comparing measurement plans become even easier thanks to a new reduced view for filtering interesting changes and differences. It is also now possible to compare different revisions of a measurement plan.
  • New functions in ZEISS CALYPSO curve: New evaluation of line shape with reference length according to ASME Y14.5 and new point retrieval from curves with already processed result points.
  • And much more …
Previous highlights

ZEISS CALYPSO updates from the last releases

All ZEISS CALYPSO updates offer significant performance improvements and new functions for a wide range of applications. They simplify operation and ensure continuous further development of the software to adapt to the changing needs and requirements of customers.  

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1. ZEISS CALYPSO release 2020 | Six times faster thanks to optimized optical measurements

The O-INSPECT "SnapPos" camera function, combined with the new method for pattern generation from CAD data, ensures time savings of up to 80 percent in terms of both programming and measuring time. For a component with around 1,000 measurement elements, such as a printed circuit board, this means that twelve hours of programming are reduced to two hours and the measurement itself takes five minutes instead of 30.  

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2. ZEISS CALYPSO release 2020 | Automation reduces time overhead

Users have been able to create measurement plans in ZEISS CALYPSO using Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) stored in the CAD model. The software is able to interpret the PMI and automatically generate characteristics and measuring elements. The principle of ZEISS Cookbooks was integrated into ZEISS CALYPSO using the Variable Strategy Editor. This enables measurement strategies to be defined centrally and then rolled out to various facilities, ensuring the comparability of measurement results and at the same time boosting overall efficiency.

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3. ZEISS CALYPSO release 2020 | Achieve your goal faster with a convenient search function

The search function in ZEISS CALYPSO has been both expanded and simplified – for less programming overhead. Input fields in several places on the ZEISS CALYPSO interface provide measuring technicians with uncomplicated access to the search function and allow them to find reference systems, test characteristics or measuring elements by name, for example, and use them easily when creating measurement plans.

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4. ZEISS CALYPSO release 2020 | Edge curve measurements made easy

It can be challenging to measure curves on narrow edges, especially when significant deviations are expected between nominal and actual data. ZEISS CALYPSO 2020 includes a new feature which takes the actual shape of the component into account when measuring curves, making the measurement process much easier.

5. ZEISS CALYPSO release 2019 | ZEISS CALYPSO express

The ZEISS CALYPSO express user interface focuses on the most important functionalities, because the scope of the displays is reduced and allows quick access to tactile and optical basic functions. This allows measurement tasks to be performed quickly.

6. ZEISS CALYPSO release 2019 | ZEISS CALYPSO pallet optimizer

With this new option, probe system changes for pallet measurements can be reduced to a minimum. For example, the total time on a coordinate measuring machine is reduced by an average of -20% when measuring with more than one sensor. The option is also very efficient when switching between optical and tactile sensors.

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Regular software updates are essential for future-proof processes. ZEISS software maintenance agreements guarantee quality in the long run through direct access to application know-how, dedicated software support and ongoing software updates as well as service packs – with reduced upgrade prices.

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Digital Customer Days
Proceedings: ZEISS Digital Customer Days 2021

Progress is the basis for a successful future. Would you like to remain productive tomorrow and maintain the highest quality standards? Have you missed an event at this year's ZEISS Digital Customer Days where we presented the latest functionalities in the ZEISS software portfolio? To ensure that you can continue to increase your productivity with the new ZEISS measurement software versions in the future, we are making all recordings of the webinars and additional information material available to you in the ZEISS Metrology Portal as a follow-up to our series of events.