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PreciseVision Archives

The following tables list important past software releases for the PreciseVision Machine Vision software application.  This software executes on a Windows PC and provides vision information to a Guidance Controller.

After a file is downloaded, it should be executed in order to install PreciseVision.  For complete installation instructions, please see the PreciseVision Introduction and Reference Manual.

In order to operate, PreciseVision requires a camera driver.

To download a file, click on the Version ID.

Version 4.0

Version IDRelease DateDescription

4.0.2.8-32 BIT

4.0.2.8-64 BIT

October 2, 2020

Updated production release of PreciseVision version 4.0 for Windows 7/8/10. Does not support Windows XP. There are separate installations for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Supports IDS uEye USB and IDS GigE Ethernet cameras. Supports uEye Camera Driver 4.91.0. Supports many DirectShow cameras. Does not support Dalsa Genie Ethernet cameras. Compatible with version 3.* licenses.

This update adds a camera hardware preferences checkbox "[ ] Scan unmapped cameras at startup". Uncheck only if you have multiple PV systems on a single PC. Also makes additional finder template properties accessible remotely: ScoreHiResMin, ScoreLoResMin, PercentageClipped.

4.0.2.7-32 BIT

4.0.2.7-64 BIT

February 12, 2019

Updated production release of PreciseVision version 4.0 for Windows 7/8/10. Does not support Windows XP. There are separate installations for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Supports IDS uEye USB and IDS GigE Ethernet cameras. Supports uEye Camera Driver 4.91.0. Supports many Directshow cameras. Does not support Dalsa Genie Ethernet cameras. Compatible with version 3.* licenses.

This version adds support for password-protected, encrypted projects using new file menu item "Protect/Unprotect". Protected projects cannot be edited, saved, or displayed. Menu "Advanced" allows temporary unprotect for debug. This version fixes bugs in selecting IDS native camera resolutions and slow acquire times with newer IDS drivers.

4.0.1.6-32 BIT

4.0.1.6-64 BIT

July 27, 2017
Updated production release of PreciseVision version 4.0 for Windows 7/8/10. Does not support Windows XP. There are now separate installations for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The 64-bit systems support larger image buffers. Added project version support missing from previous 4.0 releases. Supports IDS uEye USB and IDS GigE Ethernet cameras. Use with uEye Camera Driver 4.802. Supports many Directshow cameras. Does not support Dalsa Genie Ethernet cameras. Compatible with version 3.* licenses.
4.0.0.10
October 6, 2016
Production release of PreciseVision version 4.0 for Windows 7/8/10. Does not support Windows XP. Supports IDS uEye USB and IDS GigE Ethernet cameras. Supports many Directshow cameras. Does not support Dalsa Genie Ethernet cameras. Use with uEye Camera Driver 4.802. Compatible with version 3.* licenses.

Version 3.1

Version IDRelease DateDescription
3.1.0.14
September 4, 2014

Updated release of PreciseVision 3.1. Fixes bug in image processing when using edge and binary threshold mode. Miscellaneous bug fixes. Includes all updates from version 3.1.0.12. Final version to support Dalsa Genie Ethernet cameras.

3.1.0.12
January 29, 2014

Updated release of PreciseVision version 3.1. Adds View > ProjectVersion and system.projectversion property. Adds MaxFinds property to Finder. Fixes memory leak in barcode handling, project merging, and project import. Fixes bug setting reverse camera flag at runtime. Fixes preference load bug for yPosCal. Fixes case sensitivity for remote commands. Fixes barcode exception handling. Includes all updates in version 3.1.0.6.

3.1.0.6
October 16, 2012

Updated release of PreciseVision version 3.1. Fixes bug which causes image brightness to change unexpectedly. Fixes bugs with the ResultOnNotFound flag. Improves speed of barcode tool. Allows users to position window during startup. Includes all updates in version 3.1.0.4.

3.1.0.4
July 21, 2012

Production release of PreciseVision version 3.1. Fixes a bug in the Region Inspect tool that resulted in this tool never detecting a faulty part. Includes new barcode reader tool, light recorder tool and major enhancements to the Finder Tool GUI user interface.

Version 3.0

Version IDRelease DateDescription
3.0.1.16
August 10, 2010

Production release of PreciseVision 3.0. Includes support for: Vista and Windows 7; selected USB cameras; additional Dalsa camera models, and multiple vision systems executing on a single PC. Pleora iPORT is no longer supported. New vision tools include: Inspect List (to combine multiple inspections); Inspect Frame (to shift and rotate tools based on inspections); Inspect Region (to inspect the perimeter and interior of opaque objects); Image Process (image-level filtering, edge extraction, thresholding, morphological operators); Find Centerline; Find Point; and Text Label. Added new camera-to-robot calibration methods. Improved Dalsa camera picture acquisition times. Made minor enhancements to existing tools, the graphics display, remote control methods, and project and process manager panels.

Version 2.2

Version IDRelease DateDescription
2.2.1.3
January 11, 2010

Replaces the current version 2.0 vision software. Fully compatible with version 2.0. General improvement in software stability. Added support for color cameras, arm-mounted cameras and conveyor tracking. Added support for DALSA camera trigger to improve accuracy for pictures of moving scenes, such as during conveyor tracking. Added ability to selectively save images during picture acquire.

Version 2.0

PreciseVision version 2.2 is fully compatible with version 2.0. For all new applications, version 2.2 is recommended.

Version IDRelease DateDescription
2.0.1.5
August 15, 2008

Updated release of PreciseVision version 2.0. Added support to wait for camera hardware detection. Fixed bug in arc fitter search. Fixed robot calibration to work with long camera exposures. Added event releases and ability to disable continuous update mode during calibration. Includes all updates included in version 2.0.1.3.

2.0.1.3
May 13 , 2008

Updated release of PreciseVision version 2.0. Added Blob perimeter tools. Added label type to display inspection results in place of pass/fail. Fixed bugs in blob finder and arc fitter. Fixed exception handler and finder training.

2.0.1.1
February 16, 2008

Production release of PreciseVision version 2.0. Added new connectivity ("blob"), arc fitter, pixel window and motion sensing tools. Added PC application remote control and integrated controller web page. Added support of image "binning" and high resolution and color DALSA cameras. Picture object now supports ‘SAVE_ONLY’ mode and allows selecting active color layer. Camera gain/offset dialog has been enhanced to support color camera RGB gain and added exposure. New color pixel counting window added. Fixed bug with setting acquire mode of picture object from GPL and bug when calibration path is not valid.

Version 1.3

Version IDRelease DateDescription
1.3.1.1
March 11, 2007
Production release of PreciseVision version 1.3. Added support for DALSA Genie family of GigE (Ethernet) cameras. Added ability to position and orient Finder relative to the results of another tool. Added ability to specify live video update rate by a slider on a tab in the Preference pop-up.

Camera Drivers

PreciseVision requires a camera driver to be loaded. To download a file, click on the appropriate Camera Driver name below:

Camera DriverDescription
uEye Camera Driver Version 4.91.0
(32 bit/64 bit)

Version 4.91.0 of IDS uEye camera drivers for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Supports both USB and Ethernet cameras. Can be used with PreciseVision 4.0.2.7 and later. Required for newer IDS camera models.

uEye Camera Driver Version 4.802
(32 bit/64 bit)

Version 4.802 of IDS uEye camera drivers for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Supports both USB and Ethernet cameras. Use with PreciseVision 4.0.0.10 and later.

uEye Camera Driver Version 4.03

Version 4.03 of the driver required for using selected uEye USB cameras. Compatible with PreciseVision 3.*.

uEye Camera Driver Version 3.82

Version 3.82 of the driver required for using selected uEye USB cameras. Compatible with PreciseVision 3.*.

DALSA Genie Version 1.7

Version 1.7 of the driver for the DALSA Genie M640-1/3 GigE Ethernet camera. Replaces version 1.5 of this driver. Driver update fixes problems detaching and reattaching multiple cameras. Current users of single-camera systems should not update before testing this driver with their application. Users should update their camera firmware from www.dalsa.com when using this driver. Not used by PreciseVision 4.0 or later.

DALSA Genie Version 1.5

Version 1.5 of the driver for the DALSA Genie M640-1/3 GigE Ethernet camera. Replaces version 1.3 of this driver. Not used by PreciseVision 4.0 or later.

DALSA Genie Version 1.3

Version 1.3 of the driver for the DALSA Genie M640-1/3 GigE Ethernet camera. Obsolete. Not recommended. Not used by PreciseVision 4.0 or later.

Pleora iPort

Driver for the Pleora iPORT Analog Video to Ethernet Converter. Not supported by PreciseVision 3.0 or later.

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