The VGStudio MAX Coordinate Measurement add-on module has been desgined to fit ruled geometries such as planes or cylinders to the respective structures of a scanned object in order to perform measurements between these objects. All results from coordinate measuring can be documented both graphically and statistically in a user-defined measurement report.

Ruled geometries and measurements can be presented not only in 3D views but can also be visualized in 2D views as in conventional engineering drawings. The inspection plan, consisting of ruled geometries and features, can be saved as a so-called measuring template and transferred to other objects, allowing repetitive measuring tasks to be automated. Measuring templates can be freely tranferred between CAD model and volume data.

The Coordinate Measuring add-on module also provides an algorithm allowing the object surface to be determined on the basis of local grey value thresholds. In addition, it allows objects to be positioned in a user-defined coordinate system and to be fitted to a CAD model or a reference object. The Coordinate Measuring add-on module thus forms the basis on which the results of other analyses (Porosity/Inclusion Analysis, Wall Thickness Analysis, Actual/Nominal Comparison) can be specified within calibrated coordinate systems.

Since measuring is done directly on the volume data, there is no need to convert volume data into a surface model, which is not only time-consuming but also results in a loss of data. Nevertheless, it is possible to process both CAD data or the original volume data.


  • fitting of ruled geometries such as points, lines, circles, planes, cylinders, cones and spheres directly to volume data, but also to CAD models (Chebyshev, Gauss)
  • measuring of features such as positions, distances (min/max, finite/infinite, perpendicular), radiuses, diameters or angles
  • geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • object fitting by Best-Fit, 3-2-1 or RPS
  • automation of measurements using measuring templates
  • 2D and 3D dimensioning directly on the volume data sets – no conversion to point clouds or STL data required
  • reduction of measurement uncertainty thanks to the use of thousands of measuring points and local grey value threshold determination
  • powerful reporting tool for the creation of detailed inspection reports containing user-defined information on every measured feature