Make Your CT Scanner Compatible with the De-Facto Standard for Industrial CT Data
As partner of Volume Graphics you can use the free interface tool VGPROJECT SDK to connect a computed tomography (CT) system directly to our software. Using VGPROJECT SDK, you can easily develop an interface that saves the data describing a project in a .vgl file – even while scanning is in process – and append this data to the CT raw data.
The integration effort is low, your benefits are enormous: If you save your CT data in the .vgl format, they become compatible with the de facto standard for industrial CT data.
.vgl: More Than a File
In a .vgl file, all metadata such as scan parameters are linked to the image data. Thus, the saved .vgl files includes references to the images from your scanner and contains the reconstruction parameters.
The .vgl file not only makes your daily work easier by combining all the relevant information but also by supporting certain Windows features. For example, it allows you to preview the file content of a .vgl file directly in the Windows Explorer or to search for metadata.
The .vgl File Is Only the Beginning
Because the .vgl file contains both references to the images from your scanner and the reconstruction parameters, the data can easily be reconstructed when you open the .vgl file. Directly after reconstruction you can start the analysis.
The VGPROJECT SDK allows you to create a communication interface in order to directly initiate a reconstruction process within Volume Graphics software.
Alternatively, you can write .vgl files that contain already reconstructed image stacks using VGRECO.
For Those Who Want More
Users of VGinLINE, our software for automated CT inspection, can use the VGPROJECT SDK to obtain information about the inspection process in the VGinLINE system and thus integrate further processes. This results is a seamless process, which ranges from the scanning of the component through its automated testing to the exchange of information with downstream systems.