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APEXBlade

APEXBlade for complex 5-axis path planning

APEXBlade is a package designed to greatly speed up continuous 5-axis scan path production. It works by asking users to import nominal geometry – in this case of aerospace blades – and to select the blade to be measured. It then automatically determines the optimal 5-axis sweep scan path over the blade. The resultant DMIS part program is tailored to be imported into MODUS, from where it can be executed.

  • Quick and easy programming of sweep scan blocks within part programs
  • Collects significantly more blade data than cross-sectioning (a point cloud for each blade)
  • Opportunity to return as many sections as required
  • Data can be recalled for post production analysis

Sweep scan preparation

  • Import the CAD file
  • Select the blade of interest
  • The software generates the sweep scans and displays path planning nodes
  • All sweep parameters can be adjusted for complete control
  • Additional transverse scans can be added if required

Path planning

  • Click to start the planning process
  • Decide to save logging info
  • Wait... and watch the output for planning problems
  • Plan transverse scans if required
  • Finish

Simulation

  • Click it
  • Zoom in
  • Correct any problem areas
  • Re-plan those areas
  • Finish

DMIS output

  • Save the DMIS file
  • Save the .apx job file (optional)
  • Finish
 Part number
MODUS online 
MODUS - touch-trigger (IGES input, STEP input, collision detection, MODUS organiser)A-5639-0001
MODUS - 3-axis scanning (IGES input, STEP input, collision detection, MODUS organiser)A-5639-0003
MODUS - 5-axis scanning (IGES input, STEP input, collision detection, MODUS organiser)A-5639-0005
MODUS offline 
MODUS - touch-trigger offlineA-5639-0101
MODUS - 3-axis scanning offlineA-5639-0103
MODUS - 5-axis scanning offlineA-5639-0105
MODUS options 
MODUS airfoilM-5639-0008
MODUS point cloud sectioning (MPCS)M-5639-0225
MODUS surface textureM-5639-0226
MODUS surface texture advancedM-5639-0227
MODUS gearM-5639-0215
MODUS splineM-5639-0216
MeasureMax clientM-5639-3500
MODUS upgrades 
MODUS touch-trigger to 3-axis scanning upgradeA-5639-5001
MODUS touch-trigger to 5-axis scanning upgradeA-5639-5002
MODUS 3-axis scanning to 5-axis scanning upgradeA-5639-5003
MODUS CAD options 
VDA-FS import / exportM-5639-0010
CATIA V4 importM-5639-0020
CATIA V4 import / exportM-5639-0021
CATIA V5 importM-5639-0022
CATIA V5 import / exportM-5639-0023
CATIA V5 manufacturing option (includes CATIA V5 import)M-5639-0024
Unigraphics importM-5639-0030
Unigraphics manufacturing option (includes Unigraphics import)M-5639-0031
Parasolid import / exportM-5639-0032
Pro/E importM-5639-0040
Pro/E manufacturing option (includes Pro/E import)M-5639-0041
SolidWorks importM-5639-0050
MODUS educational 
Education bundle 1 (5 seats, maintenance contract required)A-5639-0251
Education bundle 2 (10 seats, maintenance contract required)A-5639-0252
Education bundle 3 (20 seats, maintenance contract required)A-5639-0253
MODUS maintenance 
MODUS - touch-triggerM-5639-0501
MODUS - 3-axis scanningM-5639-0503
MODUS - 5-axis scanningM-5639-0505
MODUS - touch-trigger offlineM-5639-0601
MODUS - 3-axis scanning offlineM-5639-0603
MODUS - 5-axis scanning offlineM-5639-0605
MODUS airfoilM-5639-0508
MODUS point cloud sectioning (MPCS)M-5639-0725
MODUS surface textureM-5639-0726
MODUS surface texure advancedM-5639-0727
MODUS gearM-5639-0715
MODUS splineM-5639-0716
VDA-FS import / exportM-5639-0510
CATIA V4 importM-5639-0520
CATIA V4 import / exportM-5639-0521
CATIA V5 importM-5639-0522
CATIA V5 import / exportM-5639-0523
CATIA V5 manufacturing option (includes CATIA V5 import)M-5639-0524
Unigraphics importM-5639-0530
Pro/E manufacturing option (includes Pro/E import)M-5639-0531
Parasolid import / exportM-5639-0532
Pro/E importM-5639-0540
Pro/E manufacturing option (includes Pro/E import)M-5639-0541
SolidWorks importM-5639-0550
Educational bundle 1 annual maintenanceM-5639-0751
Educational bundle 2 annual maintenanceM-5639-0752
Educational bundle 3 annual maintenanceM-5639-0753
APEXBlade 
APEXBlade (stand-alone licence)A-5639-0220
APEXBlade (add-on to existing MODUS licence)M-5639-0220
APEXBlade maintenanceM-5639-0720
SurfitBlade 
SurfitBlade (stand-alone licence)A-5639-0221
SurfitBlade (add-on to existing MODUS licence)M-5639-0221
SurfitBlade maintenanceM-5639-0721