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The most versatile translation tool in coordinate metrology, DataSmith is a powerful data parsing device with universal translation capabilities.

Basic Functionality

  • Creation of Data Translators
  • Manual Processing of Data into the CM4D Database
  • Data Validation

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Functional Capabilities

Data Translation
  • User-defined data translators
  • User-friendly interface for processing text files of any format
  • Exhaustive selection of pre-defined translation instructions from drop-down menu
  • Automatic propagation of instructions throughout entire document upon initial entry
  • Easy duplication of instructions and characteristics when writing translators
  • Ability to recognize more than one sample in a file
  • Comments field for excluding selected text from data processing instructions
  • User defined descriptions for features and characteristics
  • Exhaustive list of possible characteristic definitions, including GD&T terms and all routine and sample information, as well as the ability to define your own characteristic definitions
  • Ability to associate data strings with any characteristic definition
  • Ability to add searchable logs to critical data operations
  • Ability to reformat, or perform mathematical calculations on, data before it is processed into the database
  • Detail view for debugging translator instructions
  • Colored highlighting of associated sections, features and characteristics for easy visualization inside translators
  • Customizable toolbars

  • Data Processing
  • Four distinct views for validating output data, including Output Summary
  • Ability to save off Output Summary in log file
  • Overview window for scanning translator documents
  • Extended navigation and viewing format capabilities inside translator documents
  • Ability to process multiple data files simultaneously with a single data translator
  • Validation of data files with detailed process log
  • Validation of individual characteristic types (text, integer, decimal value, date and time)
  • Ability to recognize and assign a cause to unreasonable data
  • Ability to store multiple sets of engineering changes with date and time stamps
  • Automatic updates to database upon reprocessing edited data file


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