• Siemens interface has been updated to enhance communication speed

• Now supports posting tool offsets directly using G-code or through a macro

• Now supports reading/writing system parameters for both the table and head rotational axis and center of rotations

• Improvements to the G-Code generation when creating independent macros

• Touch Probe Calibrations for Siemens interface has been stabilized

• Star Probes are now available in CappsNC

• Temperature Compensation is now available in CappsNC

• Pitch – Comp Table Feedback is now available in CappsNC

• Enhancements in Touch Probe Calibrations


• AATRMI now supports improved communication buffering for all AATRMI interfaces • AATRMI can receive the connection requests from the existing network cards, IP address of the available cards is displayed in the notifications window after starting the server

• AATRMI now automatically prompts an error message in case of a firewall blockage • AATRMI and Data IO will reconnect automatically if connections is lost

• AATRMI for Siemens Interface has been updated to enhance CNC communication, responding CNC cycle changes and program execution

• AATRMI now supports running multiple instances on the same PC

• AATRMI now supports setting a machine name

AATLC (AAT Laser Connect)

• AATLC now has a build date, build time, and version number

• Organizational changes to settings

• AATKeyence now offers to work with A head, B head, AB combined, and AB independent mode

• Enhancements in memory allocation to better handle laser trigger points processing

• Enhancements in Laser DRO

System Configurations

• The default location of probe model files can now be changed through a machine configuration file

• A new INI parameter is added in System configuration

• New parameter:

❖ To control Laser Scanning Settings

❖ To control the level of trust in master ball location, it can either adjust the tool offsets or the master ball location depending on parameter status

❖ To set maximum scan path simulation points

❖ To display machine name in Data IO

❖ To control CNC head and table speeds ❖ To include DMIS logic in NC generated G-code is added to interface parameters ❖ To delete CAD after closing Program/Project

Work Offsets

• Updates on work offsets can be done though CNC Menu without using a CAPPS/PASTRU command

• Now supports passing String variables in CAPPS/PASTRU command

• Now supporting FINE Part work offsets (Only available in Siemens interfaces)

• Enhancements in handling 5-Axis Calibration Offsets

• CAM Automation offers to automate inspection and machining programs and providing feedback before and after the machining process

• Now supports Dual Laser Integration

• Enhancements in CAM Automation

• Enhancements in Spindle Indexing

• Enhancements in stabilizing of laser scanning


• Capps can now calibrate without the need of opening a new program

• Enhancements in displaying points during calibration animation

• Enhancements in calibration animation

• Enhancements in Ring Calibration in Siemens direct interfaces

• Enhancements in calibrating strain–gauge probes in Siemens direct interfaces


• Full support for dual laser as well as two independent heads

• Laser scan files now treated like point (.pts) files

• Point cloud size capped

• Latency now depends on the frequency of the laser

• The Scan Path can be controlled through the Depth Parameter

Point Clouds

• A new point cloud engine has been added • Measure/extract points from rendered or Triangulated Point Cloud Data • Point Cloud Triangulation is optimized to use less memory for the computed triangles • Capps now extracts Cones, Cylinders and planes along with Points and Circles from rendered or triangulated Point cloud data. • Capps now supports PSL format for exporting and importing point clouds • Enhancements in rendering triangulated point cloud data Feature Filtering • A wildcard can be used in filtering features in Pick Features dialog • Now supports measuring a set of points from a point cloud data


• Datums features are now available

• Datums are now included in feature lists along with CAD Tree View

• Datums have their own menu which allows creating/clearing datum features any point

• Datums can be cleared by the user any point during the program

• True Position outputs now supports active, local coordinate system

• Composite True Position outputs now uses Patterns

• Composite True Position outputs now supports Material Conditions

• Patterns can be created individually from existing features

• Pattern outputs includes Pattern Locating Tolerance Zone Framework (PLTZF) and Feature Relating Tolerance Zone Framework (FRTZF)

• Enhancements in True Position dialog

• Enhancements in applying material conditions

• Enhancements in Parallelism and Perpendicularity units

• New dialog for:

❖ Parallelism

❖ Perpendicularity

❖ Angularity

❖ Concentricity

❖ Circular Runout

❖ Total Runout

Note: Please refer to GD&T Enhancements Outline document for further information.


• Alignment Translation dialog now supports CAPPS/LOCKPART for SetToNom option

• Alignment Translation dialog now has a Preview option

• Alignment dialogs now display XYZ and ABC data of the current alignment

• 3D Bestfit Alignment:

❖ Has been optimized to minimize errors between selected actual features and their corresponding nominal features

❖ Can use Curves, Surfaces and Point Clouds in best fit when Compare to CAD is checked

❖ Now has a new option has been added to minimize the profile errors

❖ Now supports applying X, Y, Z and I, J, K constraints

❖ Now supports new controls to apply how each feature is used in the best fit

Note: Please refer to 3D Best Fit Function Document for further information.


• New Reporting Tool combines the graphical reporting features, templates, views and saving report options under one dialog to make it easy to create better visual reports.

• New Reporting Styles have been added including the Compact 1, 2 and 3

• Reports now recognize the names of the feature and the datums automatically

• A new option is available to report the minimum and maximum sizes for features that contain diameter, radius, length and width. Included with this option is the following DMIS command (CAPPS/REPORT, SIZE, MAXIMUM)

• A new True Position chart has been added to display the direction and magnitude

• Enhancements in reporting cone outputs

Feature Construction

• Capps now supports two new intersection operations, constructing a circle by intersecting two spheres and constructing points by intersecting sphere and circle

• Capps now will add a nominal feature for any constructed feature

• Enhancements in breaking a Curve into points

• Enhancements in Pattern construction

• Enhancements in Plane and Line construction options to provide offsets

DMIS and Programming Enhancements

• Capps can now be started using a batch file using -RSSC command-line parameter

• Now supports mirroring Views along with DMIS program

• Now supports mirroring Templates along with DMIS program

• RECALL/NOMFIL now supports file extensions *.AAT and *. APT

• Notepad++ is set as the default editor for posted NC programs

• Conditionals dialog now displays available variables that can be used with IF and JUMPTO/ commands

• Error Map Calculations for horizontal arm machines has been stabilized

• New short cut keys have been added to comment/uncomment DMIS lines

• Enhancements in saving actual and nominal files

• Enhancements for String creation

• Enhancements in Right Mouse Click Menu during program execution

• Enhancements in Exporting Data

• Enhancements in saving reports during program execution

• New DMIS commands:

❖ CAPPS/Version has been added to support backward compatibility for old CAPPS versions

❖ F(*) = FA(*) and F(*) = F(*) has been added to copy an actual or a nominal to a new nominal feature

❖ CAPPS.ACTUALS.SIZE returns the number of actual features

❖ CAPPS.ACTUALS.FEAT[N].LABEL returns the label name for the actual feature at index N

Graphical User Interface

• Composite Tolerance dialog has been redesigned

• Now animates 4/5 Axis Head Moves

• True Position dialog has been updated

• Delete Graphics dialog now supports adding DMIS code to delete CAD, Actuals, Nominals and point clouds, along with the options to just delete from Graphics Window, just add DMIS command, or both

• Work Offset Coordinate System is added to Graphics Window

• Set Labels dialog now includes point clouds and patterns

• Grid View and Graphical Report windows are now synchronized and share the same layout

• Enhancements in editing nominal features, including overwriting existing and reverting back to previous parameters

• Enhancements in Sensor Select dialog

• Enhancements in Views dialog


• Angle Between Features are now supported in templates

• Space between templates and Graphics Window can now be changed

• Now supports setting a maximum number of templates created at once


• Enhancements in defining nominal cone dialog

Extracting Nominals From CAD

• All 3D features are now supported in the extraction

• Feature Labels now can be used to filter CAD entities


• Views(.vws) file is now part program files

• Now supports adding, removing and recalling Views from the Tree View