60-Second Surface Analysis: Stylus Simulation


Process designers often use optical 3D measurement systems during their development work. On the shop floor, however, a stylus is frequently used to control the process. The question is: does the stylus see the same details as the optical system?

The Stylus Simulation tool in OmniSurf3D surface analysis software predicts what a stylus will see as it moves over a surface texture. In this video we use an artificially exaggerated surface to demonstrate how the tool works, what it can show you, and how it helps bridge the gap between optical and stylus measurement technologies.