2023 Features

The Highlights

Your benefits of ZEISS CALYPSO 2023

Optimize your quality control: ZEISS CALYPSO is your universal software for dimensional metrology applications. Solve your challenges even easier and faster with the latest functions that you receive with this year’s update. By the way: The ZEISS Software Maintenance Agreement includes all updates and service packs for ZEISS CALYPSO.


Highlights of the new release

High efficiency combined with flexibility and reliability – this is the focus of the development of ZEISS CALYPSO. Over 80 new functions and further developments: In this year’s release, the software offers many performance improvements as well as optimized user guidance.

New mathematics for GD&T

To optimize GD&T evaluations even more for ZEISS CALYPSO users, the software offers improved algorithms for evaluation according to various standards, such as ISO GPS and ASME in this year. Thus, you can work with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing even more efficiently and benefit from quality control advantages when using this method

Optimized workflow with optical CMMs

Furthermore, with this year’s release, ZEISS CALYPSO offers new evaluation functionalities for coordinate measuring machines such as ZEISS O-DETECT. The user can, for example, use the overview camera for navigation or automatically search for geometrical elements in the image acquired.

Even more user-friendly: new toolbox

The new toolbox reduces the number of working steps. Frequently used testing features can be stored as favorites in an individual toolbox.

Improved error analysis

This year’s release offers an advanced automated error analysis: All errors are automatically displayed in an interactive report. Improved automated plots show every detail; dynamic zooming in an interactive report offers new possibilities for small mechanical parts but also for a variety of electronic devices.

InteractiveStandardProtocol :  Interactive standard protocol

More new features in ZEISS CALYPSO 2023

  • Improved usability: The traffic light in the ZEISS CALYPSO toolbar is now even better adapted to your needs. Faster call-up of help or ZEISS Portal.
  • Improvements CAD display: Operation simplified, transparent display possible
  • CALYPSO curve: Automatic presetting of a strategy, morphological filter for curves, new curve fitting "Mesh best fit"
  • CALYPSO pcm: Search and replace now with icon, access to single deviations in line, curve and area form, via PCM, new PCM command "convert()"
  • CALYPSO freeform & point cloud: Performance of color display improved, fitting with blocking of any degrees of freedom
  • CALYPSO roughness: Improvement of the roughness evaluation in the report

    … and much more.

Get the best out of the software with regular updates:

More improved features from last year’s releases

Do you already know the features of the latest ZEISS CALYPSO releases? With regular updates, for example via a Software Maintenance Agreement, you benefit immediately from new features. These useful features have been improving ZEISS CALYPSO for a few years:

Create measuring programs from CAD data

Since 2022, ZEISS CALYPSO has been offering you many new functions and improvements for the automated creation of finished measuring programs based on Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) stored in the CAD model. Separate or combined tolerance zones are recognized now, and the corresponding evaluation is automatically created. If defective geometry elements are attached to a PMI in the CAD model, the new release automatically creates the inspection characteristic without the measuring element, thus generating an inspection plan completely and without interruption. In addition, PMI generation runs automatically. For more clarity, the inspection characteristic groups are generated automatically with the new release.

Automated error analysis

With ZEISS CALYPSO, you can easily measure 1000 holes in ten minutes, for example. To optimize the subsequent manual evaluation of the measurement reports, ZEISS CALYPSO recognizes the inspection characteristics with errors and automatically displays the complete detailed information in the measurement report. This ZEISS CALYPSO inspection characteristic concept has now also been incorporated into the automated defect analysis in ZEISS PiWeb reporting. This means that all characteristics that are out of tolerance are automatically displayed in the interactive CAD view.

Automatic subsequent evaluation to increase the CMM utilization

To ensure that your coordinate measuring machine is not occupied by the evaluation after the measurement, you can evaluate the measurement results on another computer. The CMM is free for further measurements immediately after the measurement has ended – the utilization is significantly increased. The evaluation computer can be commissioned by different coordinate measuring machines.

New option ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning

The new option ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning allows you to easily adapt the inspection plan based on statistical rules from ZEISS GUARDUS MES and ZEISS GUARDUS CAQ. These rules determine how often measurement characteristics are inspected in a measurement plan. This plan can be influenced in the process. With ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning, the measurement plan can be adapted with just a few clicks. Based on the applied rules, significant time savings are possible during the measurement process.

Results available 20 times faster thanks to optimized algorithm.

An improved mathematical algorithm provides a significant increase in performance for the calculation of freeform and point sets as well as freeform 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. Furthermore, the improved mathematical algorithm enables a significantly accelerated data transfer. The optimized freeform 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. Thanks to all these innovations, ZEISS CALYPSO now delivers results up to 20 times faster.

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