analysis in Scorpion is performed by a toolbox of user configurable
tools. You find a rich variety of more than 160 tools in Scorpion. These
are image analysis and processing tools in addition to mathematical,
scripting, data and classification tools.
are grouped in the following categories:
Basic - form the basis of the toolbox
together with the data tools
- data structures
Edge - locate edges with the edge tools
Geometry - a set of basic geometry tools
Reference - reference system is
important in vision systems
Advanced - a large set of advanced
pattern matchers, edge finders and polygon region of interest area
3D - a collection of 3D Vision tools
Legacy - outdated tools
Beta - tools that are complete but under
Alpha - tools under development
The tools range from very simple to
a more or less complete application. They can be
combined to solve very complicated
The toolbox consists of an ordered sequence of tools with a name connected
to an image and an
optional reference system. Toolbox
description is found in the
User Guide section.
The icon definitions are as follows:
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or No result
- No licence
- Manual Execution
- embedded python scripts
image analysis tool is used to make a calculation. When configuring a
vision system, you decide which tools to use and set their parameter
values. The parameters define the tool set-up and are typically
coordinates, search areas (ROI - Region Of Interest), reference points,
min/max values, etc.
run, a tool generates a result given as one or more values in addition to
a set of graphical elements for visualisation. The measuring result is
used to define the measured object's state or status, which again decides
if an action is to be taken. The visualisation elements are used to illustrate the
Scorpion measurements in the camera image. Each element is given a colour.
to the image analysis tools, there are other tools used to further process
the results. Two tools of
importance are the logical and Python tools. The logic tool classifies
results from a set of image analysis tools.
the link to see the most important terms
used in the tool descriptions.