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CAD Comparison

Aberlink 3D Module
CAD Comparison

Compare Points to a CAD Model

The Aberlink CAD Comparison software module enhances Aberlink 3D with the capability to compare measured points to a CAD model. This may be the best way to measure complex geometries, or to inspect parts for which drawings do not exist.

Complex, Simplified

Powerful alignment routines allow measurement points to be best-fitted to the model. Colour coded errors can then be displayed on the model to produce both graphical and tabulated reports that are extremely clear and very easy to understand.

Aberlink’s CAD comparison module allows the input of either STEP or IGES files as standard and allows reports to be exported as an Excel spreadsheet. It really does make measuring complex parts easy, whether on a manual or CNC CMM.

CAD Comparison

Key Features

CAD Formats

  • IGES and STEP import and export
  • DXF export
  • Re-scale Models
  • Simple measurement of complex parts


  • Point cloud best-fit
  • Feature best-fit
  • Best-fit constraints

Report Formats

  • On CAD fly-out labels
  • Colour deviation whiskers
  • Colour point markers
  • Configurable colour options
  • Combine multiple views
  • Graphical and tabulated reports
  • Export to Excel


Aberlink is the only leading CMM manufacturer to offer zero-cost annual software maintenance contracts or subscriptions and free software updates, including all major releases.

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