NDT SetupBuilder design software is an integral part of the Olympus line of automated and semi-automated ultrasonic testing products. Nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel are able to reduce the time defining the appropriate inspection configuration for OmniScan flaw detectors. This step makes sure that the configuration is compliant with the inspection code, eliminating possible configuration errors.
- Focal law calculator
- Intuitive, simple, and affordable
- 3-D views of parts, wedges, and probes
- Intuitive keyboard shortcuts
- Import/export configuration to the OmniScan MX2 and SX
The NDT SetupBuilder software interface is based on two grids: Probe Sets and Groups. The grids are designed to offer quick visualization of probes, wedges, positions, and beam parameters.
Additional interfaces are available for wedge and probe definition and parameter validation.
The wedge menu gives access to wedges available in the Olympus database, plus the details of the model characteristics including length, width, and height. Top, side and end views enable the user to visualize the selected wedge.
Similarly, the probe interface provides access to the available probes and their corresponding parameters in the Olympus database.
NDT supervisors can use PC-based NDT SetupBuilder software to define the inspection technique and set ultrasonic beam parameters for their inspections. Supervisors can define the inspection technique either remotely or on-site, without the need to access an OmniScan. More importantly, following the definition of the inspection technique, the configuration can be imported to the OmniScan MX2 and SX thereby reducing configuration time and manipulation errors prior to the inspection.
A single-group compound scan offers similar coverage as two sectorial scans
Olympus’ updated NDT SetupBuilder software now offers the capability to perform compound scan beams. This innovative inspection strategy consists of a mix between sectorial and linear beams and offers many advantages such as:
- Higher probability of detection
- Inspection of thicker material
- Higher inspection speed
- Shorter setup and calibration time
- Faster data analysis
Explanations, or tooltips, can be displayed by pointing the mouse over the interface elements, including tabs, toolbars, and dialog boxes. Tooltips include a clear image and a description of the associated function. The software is simple to use, even for inexperienced users.
2-D and 3-D Visualization
The RayTracing view displays a graphically rendered illustration of the part, probes, wedges, and groups in 2-D or 3-D. Display options include side, top, and end view in 2-D. Interactive parameter configuration controls and probe element information are also available.
More Than Just a Ray Tracing Tool
Export/Import Your Configuration and Group Description
All configurations supported by the OmniScan and created in NDT SetupBuilder can be exported as an .ondt setup file. NDT SetupBuilder software can also be used as a focal law calculator. Groups not supported by the OmniScan can be exported as .law files.
Export your configurations on a USB key or an SD card and import them into your OmniScan. Once imported, there is no need to go through the inspection configuration menus. Just calibrate, and the unit is fully functional.
NDT SetupBuilder Features
- Export setup configuration to the OmniScan MX2 and SX
- Export .law files
- Configurable acquisition unit
- Support plate, pipe and bar geometry
- Support PA linear, TOFD, UT and dual matrix
- Support sectorial, linear, single beam, and compound type
- Custom weld template
- Custom probe and wedge creation
- Scan plan report
- Top, side, end, and 3-D views
- Beam formation and near field information
- Element deactivation
- Support true depth and half path focalization type
- Metric and US customary units