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Browsing Laser Trackers in Dashboard

SFx Asset Management offers some new functionalities and optimizations exclusively designed for laser trackers given the differences in asset properties and data metrics between stationary assets and portable assets.

When browsing assets on the Asset Dashboard under the mixed mode, you’ll see the following differences comparing trackers with stationary assets. See Browsing Assets in Dashboard for details on stationary assets.


Left: Laser Tracker / Right: CMM






Asset Image

The asset image for a laser tracker is different from other assets.



Asset Name

The asset name, generally comprised of the model name and serial number.



Asset Description

The comment about the asset. If filled out, it would be displayed on the card widget though it’s an optional field.



Asset Status

The operational status of a tracker. See Asset Status about Laser Tracker for details.


Click on the icon to go to the detailed view of a tracker. See Asset Details about Laser Tracker for details.



Sensor Status

In Card View, you can catch a glimpse of real-time statuses of internal tracker sensors. See Sensor Status about Trackers for details.


You can click the icon of a sensor type to show its corresponding chart in the Asset Detail View.



Sensors Icon

In Table View, the status icons of internal tracker sensors are also visible.


You can click the icon of a sensor type to show its corresponding chart in the Asset Detail View.



Model Info

The controller info of an asset model is dropped from the expanded view in Table View.



Dropdown Menu

There are more options in the dropdown menu for a laser tracker, such as Probes, Compensations, and GPS. See Asset Details about Laser Tracker for details.



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SFx Asset Management provides you with three types of bar charts to browse the utilization of trackers from different perspectives:

  • Utilization Over Time

  • Utilization Summary

  • Cumulative Time By Status

The utilization reflected in the Utilization charts is calculated based on the cumulative time of each operational status for each tracker within a specified time span, including:

  • Operating Status— Indicates the Laser is turned on and connected to metrology software.

  • Idle Status — Indicates the Laser is either

    • turned on but not connected to metrology software

    • or turned off

    • or not initialized

    • or on a timer

    • or warming up

    • or detected a wrong target

  • Error Status — Indicates an error occurs in the tracker.

  • Unknown Status — Indicates a tracker has disconnected from the cloud.

See Browsing Asset Utilization for more information on asset utilization.

You can keep track of all events relevant to laser trackers with the three event levels:

  • Critical status

  • Warning status

  • Info status

The data source for all events associated with trackers is Asset. Select Asset from the event source list to filter out various levels of events on trackers, mainly including tracker events and tracker sensor events.

See Browsing Asset Events for details of asset events.


You can click on the event icon, event title, or event description to browse event details in a pop-up dialog.

By default, Availability is calculated for laser trackers based on operational status and the production schedule associated with a tracker. With PC-DMIS software used in conjunction with laser trackers, Performance and Quality are also calculated.

See OEE for details.

To customize the metrics and OEE charts displayed on the OEE pane, see OEE Customization Options for details.