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INSTRUCTIONS

IPLEX VIEWER PLUS


Ver.3.0

Contents

Contents
Important Information ...........................................

Intended use of this software .............................................


Measurement accuracy .....................................................
Instruction manual .............................................................

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Chapter 1 Starting, Exiting...................................

1.1
1.2

Starting .....................................................................
Exiting .......................................................................

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Chapter 2 Main Window .......................................

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17

To minimize the window or restore the original size .


To view the file hierarchy ..........................................
To select multiple files ..............................................
To view a still image file............................................
To Play a movie file ..................................................
To play an audio file..................................................
To copy or move a file(s) or folder ...........................
To drag & drop a file .................................................
To rename a file or folder..........................................
To create a new folder ..............................................
To delete a file(s) or folder........................................
To rename image files as a batch.............................
To select how a thumbnail is displayed ....................
To group images.......................................................
To search images .....................................................
To modify the image information ..............................
To edit the note template ..........................................

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Chapter 3 Image Window ..................................... 11


3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6

To open the Image Window......................................


To scroll images........................................................
To overlay image information ...................................
To view only the left half of a Stereo measurement
image ........................................................................
To copy an image file(s) ...........................................
To drag & drop an image ..........................................

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3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10

To save an image file................................................


To delete an image file(s) .........................................
To view two images simultaneously .........................
To perform stereo re-measurement..........................

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Chapter 4 Stereo Measurement Window ............ 14


4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5

4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
4.11

4.12
4.13
4.14
4.15
4.16
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Stereo measurement target image ........................... 14


To open the Stereo Measurement window ............... 14
To view the zoom display ......................................... 16
Sub-pixel pointing .......................................... 17
To modify the existing measurement points and base
point .......................................................................... 17
To add new measurement points ............................. 19
Distance ......................................................... 19
Point to Line ................................................... 20
Offset ............................................................. 20
Depth ............................................................. 20
Lines ............................................................... 21
Area ............................................................... 22
Multi ............................................................... 22
Profile ............................................................ 23
To delete an existing measurement point or base
point .......................................................................... 23
To save the image of the current Stereo Measurement
Window ..................................................................... 23
To save the image by adding new measurement
results ....................................................................... 24
To delete all the measurement results...................... 25
To change the measurement mode.......................... 25
To start new measurement ....................................... 25
Point to Line or Offset .................................... 25
Depth ............................................................. 26
Multi ............................................................... 27
To change the colors and widths of image-drawing
lines .......................................................................... 28
To view or hide the profile graph .............................. 29
To view or hide the operating instructions ................ 30
To view the mask shape ........................................... 30
To change the measurement unit ............................. 30
To change the cursor shape ..................................... 31

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Chapter 5 Displayed Error Messages and Error


Remedies .............................................. 32
Chapter 6 Specifications...................................... 34

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Important Information

Important Information
Intended use of this software
This software has been designed to permit observation of the interior of a
machine, facility or building, which cannot be observed directly from the
exterior, using a industrial videoscope such as the IPLEX series, to
display the observed images and measurement results on the PC screen
and to perform re-measurements.
This software can display the hierarchical structure of files and folders in
the PC as well as the network drive that is mapped to one of the drive
characters of the PC. This software can copy, move, rename and search
files and folders. You can drag & drop the image on the screen into other
applications*. This makes it possible to create a report or a document
quickly.
* Provided that the application software is drag & drop compatible.

Measurement accuracy
The stereo measurement function of this software utilizes image
processing, the measurement accuracy is affected by the quality of the
image used. Since the image quality is variable depending on the
surface conditions of the measurement target and on the imaging
conditions such as the brightness, Olympus does not guarantee the
accuracy of the results obtained with this measurement. Each customer
is requested to obtain the measurement accuracy by repeating testing,
etc. To obtain the correct results from the measurements using a
industrial videoscope such as the IPLEX series, it is recommended to
perform measurements using several images captured from various
angles.

Instruction manual
Before using the software, read this manual, as well as the software
licensing agreement included with the software. Also be sure to read the
instruction manuals for your industrial videoscope such as the IPLEX
series and those for your PC and OS.
If you have any questions about the information provided in this manual,
please contact Olympus.

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Chapter 1 Starting, Exiting

Chapter 1
1.1

Starting, Exiting

Starting
To start this software, insert the Utility Disk supplied with the industrial
videoscope IPLEX series in the PC and double-click on CDdrive\IPLEX
VIEWER PLUS\English\IPLEX VIEWER PLUS_eng.exe.
Alternately, copy file IPLEX VIEWER PLUS_eng.exe to the desired
location, such as an external memory or hard drive, and double click the
filename to start this software.

1.2

Exiting
Click on the [Close] button
in the top right corner of the Main
window. Alternately, click the [File] menu and then click [Exit].

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Chapter 2
2.1

Main Window

To minimize the window or restore the


original size
To minimize the Main window and display it as a button on the [Taskbar],
click the [Minimize] button
.To restore the minimized window to its
original size, click the minimized [IPLEX VIEWER PLUS] button on the
[Taskbar].
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Figure 2.1.1
1 Title bar

2 Menu bar

3 Toolbar

4 Address bar

5 Folder tree area

6 File list area

7 View option area

8 Folder thumbnail area

9 File thumbnail area

10 Status bar

Images recorded using the industrial videoscopes of the


IPLEX series are displayed together with the image titles
and sequence numbers below them.

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2.2

To view the file hierarchy


To view the files on a drive or in a folder in the file list area and file
thumbnail area, click the drive or folder name in the folder tree area.
Sobfolders are displayed in the folder thumbnail area if contained.
Alternately, clicking the plus (+) symbol on the left of the folder name in
the folder tree area or double clicking the folder name displays the
subfolders.
The boundary lines delimiting the folder tree area, file list area and file
thumbnail area can be moved by dragging them.
* When the OS is Windows 2000 and a CF card is inserted in the card
reader after starting up this software, the data in the CF card may not be
displayed. In this case, exit this software and restart it again.

2.3

To select multiple files


To select multiple files that are listed consecutively in the file list area or
file thumbnail area, click the first file in the sequence, press and hold
down SHIFT, and then click the last file.
To select multiple files that are not consecutive, press and hold down
Ctrl, and then click each item.
To select all of the files in the selected folder, click the [Edit] menu and
then click [Select All].

2.4

To view a still image file


After selecting the desired file in the file list area or file thumbnail area,
click the [File] menu and then click [Open], or click the [Open]
button on the [Toolbar], or simply press ENTER. If the selected file is a
still image file that can be viewed with this software, the Image Window
opens showing the still image. If the Image Window has already been
opened, the still image is displayed in the existing window.
A still image can also be displayed by double-clicking the filename.

2.5

To Play a movie file


After selecting the desired movie file in the file list area or file thumbnail
area, open the [File] menu and click [Open], or click the [Open]
button on the toolbar, or press the Enter. A player such as the
Windows Media Player is activated and the movie is played provided
that the selected file is a movie file playable on the PC.
A movie can also be played back by double-clicking the desired movie
file.

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2.6

To play an audio file


After selecting the desired audio file in the file list area or file thumbnail
area, click the [File] menu and then click [Open], or click the [Open]
button on the [Toolbar], or simply press ENTER. If the PC is capable of
playing the audio file, software such as Windows Media Player is
launched automatically to play the audio.
Audio can also be played back by double-clicking the desired audio file.

2.7

To copy or move a file(s) or folder


Click the file or folder you want to copy or move.
Click [Copy] in the [Edit] menu or click the [Copy] button in the toolbar.
To move the item, click [Cut] in the [Edit] menu or click the [Cut]
button in the toolbar.
Open the folder or drive where you want to copy or move the item.
Click [Paste] in the [Edit] menu or click the [Paste] button
toolbar.

in the

More than one file can be copied or moved simultaneously, but more
than one folder cannot be selected.

2.8

To drag & drop a file


In the file list area or file thumbnail area, point the file you want to drag &
drop with the Mouse, and drag & drop the file into the destination folder
in the folder tree area. If the destination folder is located on the same
drive as the file, the file will be moved to the destination folder. If the
destination folder is located on a different drive, the file will be copied
instead of being moved.
If you want to copy the file to another folder in the same drive, press the
Ctrl key and drag & drop while keeping the key pressed.
This software does not support drag & drop operation while keeping the
Shift key pressed.

2.9

To rename a file or folder


Click the file or folder you want to rename.
In the [File] menu, click [Rename].
Type the new name, and then press ENTER.
The following characters cannot be used in the filenames and
foldernames:
\/:*?"<>|

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2.10 To create a new folder


Click the drive or folder in which you want to create a new folder.
Click [New Folder] in the [File] menu or click the [Create new folder]
button in the toolbar. The [New Folder] dialog box opens.

Figure 2.10.1

Type the name of the new folder in [Enter Folder Name] and click the
[Create Folder] button.

2.11 To delete a file(s) or folder


Click the file or folder you want to delete.
Click [Delete] in the [File] menu, click the [Delete] button in the toolbar,
or press the Del key. The [Delete File] or [Delete Folder] confirmation
dialog box opens.
Click the [Yes] button to delete the file or folder.

2.12 To rename image files as a batch


All IPLEX series image files in the selected folder can be renamed
according to the specified rules. However, a new folder is created under
your specified folder in which you copy the files for renaming, thus the
original files will not be renamed.
Select the folder that contains files you want to rename as a batch, and
click the [Convert File Name as Batch] in the [File] menu. Alternatively,
right-click the folder and click the [Convert File Name as Batch].

Figure 2.12.1

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Do the following:

To change the folder in which the files are saved, select the
[Browse] button.
To rename a subfolder you created, click the [Subfolder] text
box.
To convert the file name using the title information attached to
the images, click the [Title] option button under the
Conversion format. To convert the file name using your
specified character string with five sequential numbers, click
the [Sequence number] option button and enter a file name in
the text box.
After the setting has been completed, click the [Start] button.

2.13 To select how a thumbnail is displayed


The thumbnail can be selected from the normal mode or advanced mode
when displayed.
The normal mode allows you to browse all files and folders on the PC
and the network. The advanced mode allows you to browse only images
observed/recorded using the industrial videoscopes of the IPLEX series
and displays the file name, title, sequence number as well as the note
and the captured date.
To select the display mode, click the [Normal] or [Advanced] button in the
Select in the view option area.

2.14 To group images


Images observed/recorded using the industrial videoscopes of the
IPLEX series can be grouped based on the shared information.
Click the folder you want to group and do one of the following:

To group by title, click the [Title] button in the view option area.
To group by category, click the [Category] button in the view
option area.
To group by content, click the [Content] button in the view
option area.
To group by captured date, click the [Captured date] button in
the view option area.
The images are grouped into virtual folders in the folder thumbnail area
based on the specified conditions.
Click a virtual folder to display the sorted images in the file list area and
the file thumbnail area.

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2.15 To search images


Images observed/recorded using the industrial videoscopes of the
IPLEX series can be searched.
Click the folder in the range you want to search in the folder tree area.
The selected folder and its all subfolders will be searched.
Click the [Search] tab in the file list area to display the search criteria
setup screen.
Set the search criteria:

To enter the character string of a file name or folder name,


click the text box.

To enter the character string contained in a file, click the text


box.

To make the title setting, select a title from the [Title] dropdown list.

To make the category setting, select a category from the


[Category] drop-down list.

To make the content setting, select a content from the


[Content] drop-down list.

To specify the range of the captured date, click the arrow in


the [From] and [To] combo boxes to select the date from the
calendar. The date can be directly entered in the combo
boxes.
After the search criteria setup has been completed, click the [Search]
button. The search result will be displayed in the file thumbnail area and
the file list area. The number of file hits is displayed in the view option
area.
Click the [Reset] button to clear the search result. In addition, to cancel
the search in the middle of the operation, click the [Cancel] button.
An asterisk (*) can be used as a wild card that works as
one or more characters.

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2.16 To modify the image information


The title, sequence number, note and comment of images
observed/recorded using the industrial videoscopes of the IPLEX series
can be modified.
Select the image you want to modify its image information and click the
[Image Information] on the [Note] menu. Alternatively, right-click the
image and click the [Image Information].
The [Image Information] dialog box opens.

Figure 2.16.1

Do the following:

To modify the title or sequence number, click the [Title] or


[Sequence number] text box.
To modify the note, click the [Import] button to select a note
template, then import the existing note template. Select the
template from the [Category] or [Content] drop-down list.
To modify the comment, click the [Comment] text box.
After the modification has been completed, click the [OK] button.

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2.17 To edit the note template


The note template file that is used to change the note information
attached to an image can be edited.
Click the [Note Template] on the {Note] menu.
The [Note Template] dialog bx opens.

Figure 2.17.1

Do the following:

To edit the category, click a grid on the [Category] row.


To edit the content, click a grid on the [Content] row.
Up to ten contents can be set per category and up to 10
sets of contents can be created in total.

To change the existing note template, click the [Import] button to select a
template file.
To erase all displayed information, click the [Clear] button.
After the note template has been edited, click the [Save] button and save
it as a new file.

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Chapter 3
3.1

Image Window

To open the Image Window


After selecting the desired file in the file display area or thumbnail display
area, click the [File] menu and then click [Open], or click the [Open]
button on the [Toolbar], or simply press ENTER. If the selected file is a
still image file that can be viewed with this software, the Image Window
opens showing the still image. If the Image Window has already been
opened, the still image is displayed in the existing window.
A still image can also be displayed by double-clicking the filename.

Figure 3.1.1
When the image has been recorded with a note using the
industrial videoscope IPLEX FX series, the note text is
displayed in the note display area on the right of the still
image.

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3.2

To scroll images
To view the previous image in the current folder, click the [Backward]
button
on the [Toolbar] at the bottom of the Image Window, or press
or on the keyboard.
To view the next image in the current folder, click the [Forward]
button on the [Toolbar], or press or on the keyboard.

3.3

To overlay image information


Check the [Overlay Information] checkbox
auxiliary information on the images.

to overlay the

Uncheck the [Overlay Information] checkbox to hide overlay display of


the auxiliary information.
When an image observed/recorded using the industrial
videoscopes of the IPLEX series, the setting value of the
gain mode when the image was recorded may be different
from the image to be overlaid.

3.4

To view only the left half of a Stereo


measurement image
Check the [Left Half] checkbox
measurement image.

to view only the left half of a Stereo

Uncheck the [Left Half] checkbox to view the whole image.

3.5

To copy an image file(s)


Click the [Copy] button

on the [Toolbar].

Start the application software in which you want to copy the image.
In the application software, click the [Edit] menu and then click [Paste].

3.6

To drag & drop an image


Start the application software* into which you want to drag & drop the
image.
Point the image in the Image Window with the Mouse, and drag & drop it
into the application software. You can drag & drop images into
application software such as Microsoft Word.
* Provided that the application software is drag & drop compatible.

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3.7

To save an image file


Click the [Save As] button
opens.

on the [Toolbar]. The [Save As] dialog box

Specify the save destination location and type the filename. The file type
is fixed to JPEG.
Click the [Save] button in the dialog box. The displayed image is saved
as a JPEG format file.

3.8

To delete an image file(s)


Click the [Delete] button on the [Toolbar]. The [Delete File]
confirmation dialog box opens.
Click the [Yes] button to delete the current image and view the next
image in the folder.

3.9

To view two images simultaneously


Select two still image files in the file display area or thumbnail display
area in the Main Window, and then open them. The Image Window will
display both still images simultaneously.
The desired part of each image can be viewed by manipulating the
horizontal scroll bar below the image.
Clicking either image with the mouse highlights that image. Scroll, copy,
save and delete is executed only on the image being highlighted.

3.10 To perform stereo re-measurement


While the stereo measurement target image is displayed in the Image
window, click the [Re-Measure] button on the toolbar. The Stereo
Measurement window will open so that you can perform the stereo
measurement again.
When the stereo measurement target image stored in a
removable medium such as a CF card or USB memory is
displayed, the medium should be kept connected until the
stereo remeasurement completes.

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Chapter 4
4.1

Stereo Measurement
Window

Stereo measurement target image


Any image recorded by connecting a stereo optical adapter to an
industrial videoscope such as IPLEX series can be the target of stereo
measurement. (Except for a Print Screen image).
When such an image is used, this software can confirm the results of the
stereo measurements performed using the above-mentioned system by
re-measuring the image or measure non-measured parts in the image.

4.2

To open the Stereo Measurement


window
Display a stereo measurement target image on the Image window and
click the [Re-Measure] button on the toolbar. The Stereo
Measurement window opens displaying the target image.
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1 Title bar

2 Measurement mode button

3 Toolbar

4 Measured result display area

5 Measurement area

6 Status bar

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If the Stereo Measurement window is already open and the previous


measurement results are not saved yet, a dialog box opens to confirm if
you want to save the measurement results together with the current
image.
Click [Yes] to save the measurement results together with the image (see
Section 4.8, To save the image by adding new measurement results).
Then, the stereo measurement target image that has been displayed on
the Image window is displayed newly on the Stereo Measurement
window.
If you click [No], the previous measurement results are abandoned and
the stereo measurement target image that has been displayed on the
Image window is displayed newly on the Stereo Measurement window
When the stereo measurement target image stored in a
removable medium such as a CF card or USB memory is
displayed, the medium should be kept connected until the
stereo remeasurement completes.

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4.3

To view the zoom display


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Figure 4.3.1
1 Zoom buttons

2 Zoom ratio

3 Cursor

4 Cursor zoom window

5 Sub-pixel pointing indicator

6 Zoom ratio indicator

7 Corresponding point

8 Corresponding point zoom window

Click on either [Zoom] button in the toolbar at the top of the Stereo
Measurement window to display the images around the current cursor
position and the corresponding point respectively in the cursor zoom
window and corresponding zoom point window (Figure, 4.3.1). When
the cursor zoom window is displayed, the zoomed image is moved
according to the movement of the mouse, and the cursor position can be
specified.
The zoom ratio can be set to 2X, 3X or 4X. Pressing
zoom ratio and pressing decreases it.

increases the

When is pressed while the zoom ratio is 2X, the cursor zoom window
and corresponding point zoom window disappear.

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When the wheel mouse is used, the zoom ratio can be


varied to 2X, 3X and 4X by turning the wheel in the
measurement area

Sub-pixel pointing
Sub-pixel pointing specifies finely cursor position at a narrower interval
than pixel interval of an original image. When the cursor zoom window is
displayed, press and hold the mouse button and move the cursor to the
desired point on the image.

4.4

To modify the existing measurement


points and base point
The positions of existing measurement points and base points can be
modified to obtain more correct measurement results. To change the
measurement point position, place the cursor on the desired point in the
left image. While observing the cursor zoom window, bring the center of
the cursor (or the tip of the arrow if the cursor is arrow-shaped) inside the
square region circumscribing the cross indicating the measurement
point.
With the cursor at that point, hold the mouse left button depressed and
move the cursor to the desired point, and then release the mouse left
button. At this time, confirm that the position of the corresponding point
in the right image is not far from the cursor position in the left image.
When the measurement point is repositioned, the displayed
measurement result changes because re-measurement is performed
immediately. The new measurement result is displayed in the upper part
of the Stereo Measurement window as shown in Figure 4.4.1.The object
distance is displayed directly to the right of the measurement result to
indicate the distance from the scope's distal end to the measurement
target. In addition, the auxiliary measurement result may also be
displayed to the right of the object distance. The significances of the
measurement and auxiliary results in each measurement mode are
shown in Table, 4.4.1.

Figure 4.4.1

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Table 4.4.1
Measurement mode Measurement result

Auxiliary result

Distance

Distance between two


points

Point to Line

Distance from the


reference plane

Distance between the


reference points

Depth

Distance from the


reference plane

Tilting angles h and v of


scope's distal end with
respect to the reference plane
(Figure, 4.4.2. Unit: )

Lines

Total length of folded line. Length of last segment in the


folded line.

Area

Area of enclosed polygon Circumferential length of the


enclosed polygon.

Multi

Width, depth and area of the broken space


(Displayed in individual
result boxes. Not
displayed if measurement
failed.)

Offset

Distance from the


reference plane.

Distance between the


reference points

Profile

Distance between two


points on the extremities
of the detected shape.
(Not displayed if the
shape detection failed.)

J
X

Figure 4.4.2

In the Point to Line, Depth and Offset modes, the positions of the
reference points can be modified as well as the measurement points as
shown in Figure, 4.4.3 The measurement result also changes when the

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positions of the reference points are modified.


reference points

Figure 4.4.3

4.5

To add new measurement points


New measurement points can be added while leaving the existing
measurement points. An additional measurement is performed every
time a new measurement point is added. The maximum total number of
measurements is 20 per image.
When entering a measurement point, simply moving the mouse moves
the cursor in 1-pixel step. Clicking the mouse on the desired position
enters a measurement point at that position.
To enter a measurement point more accurately in the desired position,
first move the cursor to the proximity of the target position ( 1 in Figure,
4.5.1).
Next, holding the mouse left button, move the cursor to the accurate
target position while observing the cursor zoom window, and release the
mouse left button ( 2 in Figure, 4.5.1). A measurement point is added to
that position. At this time, confirm that the position of the
correspondingpoint in the right image is not far from the position of the
cursor in the left image.

Target position
Initial cursor position
Figure 4.5.1

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Distance
When two points are entered newly, the distance between the two points
is measured.
Two newly entered points

Two existing points


Figure 4.5.2

Point to Line
When a point is entered newly, the distance from the reference line to the
point is measured.
Newly entered point

Existing point

Figure 4.5.3

Offset
When a point is entered newly, the distance from the reference line to
that point is measured. At this time, an offset line that passes through the
newly entered point and is parallel with the reference line is displayed.

Figure 4.5.4

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Depth
When a point is entered newly, the distance from the reference plane to
that point is measured.

Newly entered point

Existing point

Figure 4.5.5

Lines
Every time a point is entered newly, the total length of the segments in
the continuous folded line is measured. Up to 20 measurement points
can be entered per folded line.

Figure 4.5.6

Press the right button of the mouse to open a menu.

Figure 4.5.7

Click [End Point] to complete the current measurement. If another point


is entered, the total length of the newly created folded line can be
measured.

Figure 4.5.8

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Area
When three or more points are entered to form a polygon, the area of the
polygon is measured.
The polygon can be closed in either method below.
Method 1

After entering the last point of the polygon, press the mouse
right button.
Last point of polygon

Figure 4.5.9

When a menu appears, click [Ent Point] to close the polygon.

Figure 4.5.10

Method 2

After entering the last point of the polygon, enter an auxiliary


point so that the segment to the auxiliary point crosses the
first segment of the polygon.

Last point of polygon


Auxiliary point
Figure 4.5.11

The polygon is closed.

Figure 4.5.12

Multi
No measurement point can be added in this measurement. It is
necessary to clear existing measurement results by referring to Section
4.9, To delete all the measurement results and then start a new
measurement as described in Section 4.11, To start new measurement.

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Profile
When two points are entered newly, the surface profile across the two
points is detected and displayed on the left image. The distance between
the two points at the extremities of the detected surface profile is also
measured.
Two newly entered points

Two existing points


Figure 4.5.13

4.6

To delete an existing measurement point


or base point
Press the right button of the mouse to display a menu and click [Clear
Point] from it. Alternatively, click the [Clear Point] button on the toolbar.
Each click of either button deletes the previously entered measurement
or base point in the reverse order of their entries.
A measurement point or base point can also be deleted by pressing the
Backspace key.

4.7

To save the image of the current Stereo


Measurement Window
When the position of an existing measurement point or base point is
modified or a new measurement point is added, the measurement result
is updated or added. The view of the Measurement window showing new
measurement result, displayed in this way, can be saved as a JPEG
image, which can later be viewed using standard image display software
provided with Windows.
Click the [Screen Capture] button
box will appear.

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Select the save destination location and enter the filename. Note that the
file type is restricted to JPEG.
Click the [Save] button in the dialog box. The image of the Stereo
Measurement window being displayed is saved in the JPEG format
together with the image in the window.
If the file with the same filename as the entered filename already exists
in the selected save destination location, a dialog box is displayed to
confirm overwriting of the existing file. If you do not want to overwrite the
existing file, click [No] and change the save destination location or
filename.

4.8

To save the image by adding new


measurement results
When the position of an existing measurement point or base point is
modified or a new measurement point is added, the measurement result
is updated or added. The image displayed in this way can be saved
together with the new measurement results. The saved image can later
be viewed using either IPLEX VIEWER or IPLEX VIEWER PLUS.
When it is opened with IPLEX VIEWER PLUS, the measurement results
can be modified or added further.
Click the [Save Results] button
box will appear.

on the toolbar. The [Save As] dialog

Select the save destination location and enter the filename. Note that the
file type is restricted to the type of the image file being displayed.
Click the [Save] button in the dialog box. The image being displayed in
the Stereo Measurement window is saved together with the new
measurement results.
If the file with the same filename as the entered filename already exists
in the selected save destination location, a dialog box is displayed to
confirm overwriting of the existing file. If you do not want to overwrite the
existing file, click [No] and change the save destination location or
filename.

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4.9

To delete all the measurement results


When performing a new measurement on the image being displayed, all
of the previous measurement results displayed on the image can be
deleted.
Click the right button of the mouse to display a menu and click [Clear All]
from it. Alternatively, click the [Clear All] button on the toolbar. In either
case, a dialog box appears to confirm the deletion of all the
measurement results.
Click [Yes] when you want to delete all of the current measurement
results as well as the measurement points.
All of the measurement results can also be deleted by pressing the Del
key.

4.10 To change the measurement mode


New measurements in a measurement mode other than the current
measurement mode can be performed on the image being displayed.
Changing the measurement mode deletes all of the currently existing
measurement results.
Click the [Measurement mode] button on the top left part of the Stereo
Measurement window. If some or all of the existing measurement results
are not yet saved, a dialog box is displayed to confirm if you want to save
the measurement results together with the current image.
Click [Yes] to save the existing measurement results together with the
image (see Section 4.8, To save the image by adding new
measurement results). Then, the measurement mode is switched.
If you click [No], the previous measurement results are abandoned and
the measurement mode is switched.
The measurement modes are switched in the following order.
Distance Point to Line Depth Lines
Profile Offset Multi Area

4.11 To start new measurement


For measurements in the Depth, Lines, Area or Profile mode, see
Section 4.5, To add new measurement points

Point to Line or Offset


In the left image, enter the two points to set a reference line.

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Two points to set a reference line

Figure 4.11.1

Enter the point to be measured in the left image. At this time, confirm that
the position of the corresponding point in the right image is not far from
the position of the cursor in the left image. The distance from the
reference line to the entered point will be measured.
In the Offset modes, an offset line that passes through the newly entered
point and is parallel with the reference line is displayed.
Point to be measured

Figure 4.11.2

Depth
In the left image, enter the three points as the vertexes of the triangle to
be used as the reference plane.
Vertexes of the triangle to be used as the reference plane

Figure 4.11.3

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Enter the point to be measured in the left image. At this time, confirm that
the position of the corresponding point in the right image is not far from
the position of the cursor in the left image. The distance from the
reference plane to the entered point will be measured.
Point to be measured

Figure 4.11.4

Multi
In the left image, enter the two points at the two ends of the break
section. At this time, confirm that the position of the corresponding point
in the right image is not far from the position of the cursor in the left
image. Width W, depth D and area A of the break section will be
measured.
Two points at the extremities of the break

Figure 4.11.5

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4.12 To change the colors and widths of


image-drawing lines
Click the [Options] button
appears.

on the toolbar. The [Options] dialog box


[Unit]
drop-down list box
[Cursor shape]
drop-down list box

Measurement line
width option buttons

Measurement line
color select button
Reference line
color select button

Reference line
width option buttons

Figure 4.12.1

The measurement line width (thickness) can be selected from the range
between 1 and 5 dots. The initial setup of this software is 1 dot.
Clicking the [Color Select] button opens the [Color] dialog box, which can
be used to select the color of the measurement lines as required. The
initial setup of this software is yellow.

Figure 4.12.2

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The reference line width (thickness) can be selected from the range
between 1 and 5 dots. The initial setup of this software is 1 dot.
Clicking the [Color Select] button opens the [Color] dialog box, which can
be used to select the color of the reference lines as required. The initial
setup of this software is light blue.
After selecting the widths and colors of the measurement and reference
lines, click the [OK] button in the [Options] dialog box. Hereafter, the
selected widths and colors are used in drawing of lines.

4.13 To view or hide the profile graph


The profile graph is used in the Profile mode to show the surface profile
measurement result in an easy-to-understand way. The profile graph is
displayed on the right image. The profile graph can be either displayed
or hidden by the user selection. The initial setup of this software is to
display the profile graph.

Figure 4.13.1

Click the [Options] button on the toolbar. The [Options] dialog box
appears (see Figure, 4.12.1).
Check or uncheck the [Show Profile Graph] checkbox as desired.
Click the [OK] button in the [Options] dialog box.

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4.14 To view or hide the operating


instructions
The operating instructions are displayed to indicate the next operation to
be performed, such as entry of measurement point. The operating
instructions can be either displayed or hidden by the user selection. The
initial setup of this software is to hide the operating instructions.
Click the [Options] button on the toolbar. The [Options] dialog box
appears (see Figure, 4.12.1).
Check or uncheck the [Show Operating Instruction] checkbox as desired.
Click the [OK] button in the [Options] dialog box.

4.15 To view the mask shape


For an image that was measured using the IPLEX series, the shape of
the mask can be displayed on the image using the mask shape
information contained in the measurement environment data.
Click the [Options] button on the toolbar. The [Options] dialog box
appears (see Figure, "4.12.1").
Check or uncheck the [Show Mask Line] checkbox as desired.
Click the [OK] button in the [Options] dialog box.
Precise and correct measurement is not possible when the
mask shape line is misaligned up, down, right or left or
rotated clearly.

4.16 To change the measurement unit


When an image subjected to measurement using a industrial videoscope
such as the IPLEX series is displayed with this software, the
measurement results are displayed in the unit used in the measurement
(mm or inch). The unit of the measurement result display can be
changed as desired.
Click the [Options] button on the toolbar. The [Options] dialog box
appears (see Figure, 4.12.1).
In the [Unit] combo box, select either "mm" or "inch."
Click the [OK] button in the [Options] dialog box.

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4.17 To change the cursor shape


The cursor shape can be changed as desired by the user.
Click the [Options] button on the toolbar. The [Options] dialog box
appears (see Figure, 4.12.1).
In the [Cursor Shape] combo box, select one of the white arrow, yellow
arrow, white cross and yellow cross. The initial setup of this software is
the white cross.
Click the [OK] button in the [Options] dialog box.

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Chapter 5 Displayed Error Messages and Error Remedies

Chapter 5

Displayed Error
Messages and Error
Remedies

Error message
Measurement unsuccessful. Please try again.

Remedy
Modify the measurement point or input
another measurement point.

You cannot specify the measurement point due Move the cursor to the matching
to matching unsuccessful.
corresponding point or to the position in the
right measurement image at which the
cursor zoom window is displayed.
Format of this image is not supported for
measurement.

An image obtained with Screen Capture


cannot be measured. Measure an image
obtained with Save Results.

Size of this image is not supported for


measurement.

Measure an image file that can be remeasured using this software.

Image adapter type is not stereo.

Measure an image recorded using the


stereo adapter.

Zoom image is not capable of measurement.

Measure an image recorded without using


the zoom function.

Modified image is not capable of measurement. A Print Screen image cannot be measured.
Measure an ordinary image that was
recorded at the same time.
Captured image is not capable of measurement. An image obtained with Screen Capture
cannot be measured. Measure an image
obtained with Save Results.
This file type is not same as displayed file type. Do not enter the extension of the saved file
because it is assigned automatically.
The 20th measurement point has been
The measurement in Lines mode or Area
specified. This point will be set as the end point. mode should be performed using no more
Now start next measurement.
than 20 points.
An invalid area is specified.

Input points to form a unique polygon.

The area indication cannot be terminated with


the point that is indicated as the endpoint or
20th point.

Input points to form a unique polygon.

Please mark at least 3 measurement points for


the End Point to be functional.

Input three or more points before clicking


[End Point].

Can not exceed 20 Measurements.

When performing more than 20


measurements, open a new image.

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Error message
The image under measurement is deleted.
Hence Measurement window is closed.

Remedy
Do not delete the image file before the
measurement completes.
Do not disconnect the medium storing the
image file before the measurement
completes.

The image under measurement is renamed.


Hence Measurement window is closed.

Do not rename the image file or folder


before the measurement completes.

There is not enough space on the disk.

Save the file in a medium that has a largeenough idle space.

The disk in the destination drive is full. Insert a


new disk to continue.

Save the file in a medium that has a largeenough idle space.

There is not enough space on XXXX. You need Save the file in a medium that has a largean additional YYY KB to copy these files.
enough idle space.
The image being displayed is manipulated.
The image window will be closed.

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Do not attempt to delete or rename the


folder in which the image file being
displayed in the image window is saved.
Also do not remove the medium storing the
image file being displayed in the image
window.

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Chapter 6 Specifications

Chapter 6

Specifications

Item

Specifications

System requirements

Windows XP, 2000, Vista or 7 (32 bit version).


RAM: 512 MB or more (when the OS is Windows XP or Windows
2000), 1 GB or more (when the OS is Windows Vista or 7).
512MB of available hard-disk space or more.
CD-ROM drive or CF card slot or PC card slot required. USB Port.
1024 x 768 or a larger display.

Displayable still

BMP, JPEG, PNG, Exif-JPEG and YCbCr type Exif-TIFF.

image file formats


Displayable movie
file formats

AVI, MOV and MPG. (Provided that the PC in use is capable of


playing these movie image files)

Playable audio file


formats

WAV (Provided that the PC is capable of playing audio).

File/folder operations

Display, copy, paste, move, search, delete and rename


file(s)/folders.
Drag & drop files. Create new folders.

Thumbnail display

Displays thumbnails of the files in the selected folder.

Still image display

Displays still images in sizes up to 768 x 576 pixels in actual


size.Larger still images are displayed in reduced size.Simultaneous
display of two still images possible. Display of only the left half of a
Stereo measurement image possible.

Overlay display of
auxiliary information

Overlay of auxiliary information including filename, title, date of


recording and measurement results on still images. Still images
with overlaid auxiliary information can be saved in JPEG format,
copied to the clipboard, and dragged & dropped to another location.

Re-measurement

Stereo re-measurement of an image recorded by connecting the


stereo optical adapter to the industrial videoscope such as the
IPLEX series (except for a Print Screen image) is possible on the
PC.

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