Power Portfolio 2023
Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division announced the launch of Power Portfolio 2023, the latest version of its GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry and geospatial data management products.
Power Portfolio 2023 brings the most extensive upgrade to ERDAS APOLLO in a decade. Now built on LuciadFusion, a scalable platform for geospatial data management and publication, ERDAS APOLLO delivers efficiency and performance, with out-of-the-box access to a variety of new data formats.
Additionally, a new add-on, ERDAS IMAGINE LiveLink for Google Earth Engine, allows users to access multiple petabytes of geospatial data in the cloud directly from their desktops without leaving ERDAS IMAGINE. LiveLink enables customers to leverage an image catalog for very large image processing jobs at the state, country, and continent level. Users can also benefit from more than 800 new operators in Spatial Modeler and build large performant models without writing a single line of code.
Other enhancements across the portfolio include visualization improvements and new 3D display options in GeoMedia, and a revamped geocoding service in WebGIS for local governments and transportation authorities.
Hexagon Empowers Machine Shop Operational Excellence with Innovative New Software Suite
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced the release of HxGN Production Machining, a new suite of software developed to empower machine shops to achieve operational excellence in the manufacturing of discrete parts, tools, and components with machine tools at any scale, from one-off prototypes to volume production, and across industries ranging from medical to aerospace and beyond.
Capabilities of the suite include CAD (computer-aided design) for manufacturing and design review, CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) for CNC (computer numerical control) machine-tool programming, process simulation and G-code verification and optimization, shop-floor production intelligence, and automation and collaboration powered by Nexus, Hexagon’s digital-reality platform. Central to the company’s Machine Shop Excellence solutions, the suite includes significant automation and innovative technologies that help manufacturers achieve highly efficient utilization of material, cutting tools, and CNC equipment, and capture and consistently apply a shop’s best practices.
The HxGN Production Machining suite will integrate common workflows to help teams reduce error and eliminate redundant tasks at every stage, from job quotation and design review through production, quality assurance, and product delivery. By offering a suite of connected products from the Hexagon ecosystem, manufacturers benefit from simplified procurement, implementation, and support. The suite’s flexibility makes it suitable for shops of any size, all types of CNC machinery, and any discrete part and material from one-off prototype to high-volume production runs.
Preparing jobs for CNC programming is easier with tailored design-for-manufacturing tools developed to accelerate the transition from planning to production. Hexagon’s DESIGNER software accepts CAD data from any vendor, and helps manufacturers easily visualize and analyze part model geometry. The software also helps utilize product manufacturing information (PMI), such as tolerance, surface finish, and material data. The suite is designed to preserve this valuable information across the digital thread to streamline production.
Interoperable with DESIGNER, Hexagon’s trio of CAM systems for production machining can program any machine tool, including multi-axis, mill-turn, multi-tasking, Swiss-type, and wire EDM machinery. The software applications, including EDGECAM and ESPRIT, and the new ESPRIT EDGE, provide a broad spectrum of machining cycles, programming for on-machine measurement, robust automation tools, machine-optimized G-code, and the use of AI to automatically generate collision-free positioning between cutting zones.