Metrology software
Metrology software
Advanced metrology software

IK 5300

IK 5300 metrology software is the prime system for the measurement and inspection of 2D and 3D geometric components providing a powerful combination with Vision Engineering’s precision measurement systems.

  • Leading metrology software for manual or automated CNC systems
  • Intuitive macros, database templates, programming and automation tools
  • Fitting to DXF files and statistical process control (SPC)
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IK 5300 (QC-5000) advanced metrology software is the prime control interface for our precision non-contact measuring systems, providing a commanding solution to empower operators along every step of the measurement process.

Powerful features reduce repetitive measurements and simplify complex work steps, with the ability to utilise Video Edge Detection (VED) for enhanced throughput.

The IK 5300 features intuitive drag-and-drop data fields, macros and database templates, plus programming and automation tools.


  • Precise measurement and inspection of 2D and 3D parts
  • Intuitive interface and intelligent time-saving functions
  • Drag and drop data fields, macros, database templates, programming
  • Time-saving automation tools to accelerate measurement and complex workflows
  • Import CAD files to automatically create part programmes
  • Integrated simple Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Custom formulae
  • Fitting to DXF files
  • Software training and support by qualified application engineers

Architecture and Input

Intuitive Displays
The core of IK 5300 is a simple, visual part view window with conventional toolbar to define measurement processes. A consistent, intuitive interface ensures operator accuracy and reduces training time.

Software Training & Support
Full on-site or off-site training is offered with every installation, which can be tailored to individual requirements. Additional application support is also available for the development of custom routines and processes.


Measure Magic®
To measure, simply probe points and click. IK 5300 detects, without the operator's intervention, the feature type being measured. With the patented Measure Magic® feature, operators can inspect multiple features without taking their eyes off the part, increasing throughput, improving accuracy and reducing user fatigue.

Sound and colour cues, with animated "next-step" prompts help to streamline operator action without interrupting workflow.

Intersections and constructions
Select two or more features to create intersections or constructions.

Advanced Calculations
Results fields can be customised for special measurement needs and complex calculations by embedding formulas (e.g. automatically calculate area or circumference dimensions with each circle measurement, or perform compound calculations based on coefficients extractedfrom multiple features).

Programming and Automation

Part Programming
Simplify difficult or repetitive measurement sequences with a robust programming interface. Program a measurement sequence once and run it back as often as you need. Measure the same number of points per feature, in the identical sequence, part after part.

Simplified Program Creation
Turn on the Record function to enable the software to 'learn' measuring sequences, tolerances and reporting functions for subsequent parts.

CAD File Import
Import pre-existing part specifications from part programs to jumpstart the part programming process and eliminate transcription errors.

Data Management and Output

Part Image Archive
Data ManagementIntegrated tools allow capture and archive in a variety of formats and incorporate custom spread sheets export to simplify the management of complex or non-standard calculations.

Streamline communication among operators, management, departments and quality control teams. Customised reports can be sent to a variety of applications, printers or databases, with the ability to export formatted data throughout the company or around the world.

Tolerance Displays
IK 5300 translates data-intensive reports into informative graphics so operators can quickly see the results of tolerances applied to geometric features. Colour-coded results show green/red for pass/fail.

Report Generator
Build high-quality reports with drag-and-drop report templates to simplify data selection and formatting. Save, print then share measurement result reports to team members for review.

Data Export
Conveniently transfer measurement data to CAD for reverse engineering applications, or to Microsoft applications for enhanced data processing.


  • 2D measurement
  • 3D measurement
  • X-axis
  • Y-axis
  • Z-axis


Control features

  • Motion control system (CNC version only)
  • Video edge detection (colour, or black and white)
  • Programmable light control
  • Auto- focus (Z-axis only)
  • Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC)


  • Points
  • Lines
  • Circles
  • Planes
  • Cones
  • Distances
  • Angles
  • Slots

Geometric tolerancing

  • Location
  • Form
  • Orientation
  • Runout
  • Size
  • Group tolerancing to selected features


  • Self-teach mode
  • Intuitive programme editing interface
  • Auto programme from CAD
  • Conditional branching
  • Programme messages
  • Programme debugging tool

System requirements

  • 32-bit Windows operating system
  • Dual core processor
  • 2GB memory
  • 250GB drive
  • 2 spare USB ports

Language support

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
Manual Supplied on dedicated PC from your local agent
CNC Supplied on dedicated PC from your local agent with on board motion control system

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