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Relationships in SA    

Metrology is the science of measurement, the art of defining the distance between objects in space. In order to make a measurement meaningful, you need a frame of reference or a coordinate system in which to base all of your measurements. A common challenge in metrology is converting from one coordinate system, such as that of a single instrument, to that of a larger more relevant frame of reference, like the coordinate system of an entire airplane.


Traceability is always maintained in SpatialAnalyzer® (SA), so measurements are always linked to the instrument that took them; however, the instrument may not be located relative to the larger coordinate system. SA allows users to align these coordinate systems through a variety of means, even after the measurements have been taken. One of the most dynamic and flexible ways to accomplish this is through the use of geometric relationships.


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Customer Spotlight: HITCO & SpatialAnalyzer®
HITCO Carbon Composites Inc. started using SA in 2004 and has since applied it to all of its major programs.  
"SA is a powerful analysis tool for performing inspections of parts and tooling, involving both modern and legacy environments, utilizing CAD and/or drawing-based definition," says Alex Bereczky, HITCO Quality Assurance Engineer IV.  Click here to read the entire article.