Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) – Advanced

  • Delivery Option: On-Site Only
  • Subject Category: Technical
  • Number of Days: 3 days

Course Summary

This course will help to equip you for a rewarding and challenging position in the quality field. It is perfect for those who have a working knowledge of certain brands of CMM and would like to learn additional brands, as well as for those who would like to enter the CMM field (if prerequisites are met).

Target Audience

Inspection, Engineering and Production personnel and those who would like to become more proficient in and diversify their CMM programming skills.


This is not a beginner course. Each registrant will need to complete and pass a pre-skills examination to determine his/her experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of Print Reading of drawings with tolerances
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Knowledge of Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools
  • Basic knowledge of PC and Windows
If you lack experience in these areas and you do not pass the pre-skills test, we offer various courses that will give you the knowledge necessary for taking this CMM training. We offer standard public and on-site courses, as well as lower-priced online and self-directed learning courses.

Course Objectives

In this training, participants will expand on their existing knowledge with tips and tricks as well as seldom-used functions to improve performance with respect to productivity (more data in less time) and quality (better data). Special alignments, auto features, constructed features and patterns are all areas of focus. CAD model manipulation and applied GD&T round out the planned topics, always adjusting the training to the skill and experience levels of the participants.

Our instructors are well-versed in PC-DMIS, Calypso, MCOSMOS, CMM Manager, Measure X and MeasureMind. Whether you’ve got a FARO, Zeiss, Brown & Sharpe, Mitutoyo or OGP application, QC Training Services, Inc. can improve your CMM performance.


  • CMM instruction by an expert CMM Programmer who is also a Certified Quality Inspector (CQI).
  • Hands-on programming using a CMM training block as well as actual manufactured parts.
  • Small groups (2-4 students) to allow for maximum learning.
  • Open enrollment at our lab in Minneapolis, MN, or customized, on-site training at your facility (contact us for a proposal).


This course will focus on the Brown and Sharpe 7107s with PC-DMIS and CURVES.
  • Manual Alignment and 321 alignment review
  • Working with CAD files
  • Iterative Alignments
  • Translation of CAD files (changing origins, changing axes using PC-DMIS)
  • Creating a custom toolbar
  • Using scans (Linear and UV)
  • The use of variables within the program
  • Generic features
  • Commonly used Auto Features
  • Clearplanes
  • Accessing the Settings Editor
  • Patterns
  • Additional goals/topics can be broached depending on customer’s request