The right tools for special requirements ZEISS CALYPSO options

Universal software for dimensional metrology applications

With ZEISS CALYPSO, you will measure standard geometries easily, quickly and reliably. A single click on the required characteristics is all that is needed for programming. Thanks to numerous optional extensions, the software also offers the right tools for special requirements. ZEISS offers around 40 additional ZEISS CALYPSO software options for special applications and measurement tasks. You can purchase these in addition to the ZEISS CALYPSO universal measurement software to adapt the software to your individual measurement requirements.

Highlights of the ZEISS CALYPSO software options:

With ZEISS CALYPSO planner, you have the ability to creating complete CNC measurement plans on a computer station remote from the machine.
Your advantage: Your measuring machine can continue to be used for measuring parts. The software saves the finished measuring plans, after which can be called up and executed at any time with ZEISS CALYPSO. The measuring throughput is thus retained.

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Software option allows users to measure and analyze 2D and 3D profiles.

The option enables measurements and analysis of 2D curves (intersection on one plane), 3D curves (intersection on one cylinder), lift curves, known and unknown contours and open and closed curves. Numerous curve-related characteristics can also be reported, including curve slope, curve stroke, curve distance, curve expansion, curve length, surface area, speed and acceleration.


Software option for measuring, inspection and analyzing workpieces with non-standard geometries, and performing 3D surface analysis.

ZEISS CALYPSO calculates the distance between measurement points and the CAD surface and displays the results graphically on the CAD model. Furthermore, results can be used to show the differences between the nominal and actual surfaces. The 2021 version of ZEISS CALYPSO has an improved mathematical algorithm for even better performance. The measurement results are now available 20 times faster than before.


Software option that significantly decreases the amount of time needed to measure parts in the same part family.

ZEISS CALYPSO PCM (parameter-coded measurement) is ideal for manufacturers that produce parts similar in shape, function, and production process, but only differ by a few dimensions. Without PCM, the usual time consuming approach is to make a measurement plan for each individual workpiece in a family. Furthermore, if the measurement plan changes, possibly hundreds of measurement plans need to be manually edited. PCM solves this problem by creating one master measurement plan for all parts in the part family.

Examples of further ZEISS CALYPSO software options:

Additional software modules:

CAD-based software option for ZEISS CALYPSO that performs all measurement tasks on different gear types.

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Turbine blade metrology

Software option for determining an enormous range of parameters for the analysis of turbine blades.

Software options for performance enhancement:

The software option significantly reduces the time of single point measurements with sufficient accuracy.

CALYPSO VAST navigator

Improved scanning with VAST series

The software option improves scanning operations of VAST series tactile measurement machines by improving accuracy and significantly reduces the measurement time of circular paths (circles, cylinders, cones, etc.)

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ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning

Measurement plan dynamization at the touch of a button

Software option that dynamically reduces the need to measure characteristics that are well within process control, based on rules from MES/CAQ solutions, for example ZEISS PiWeb.

ZEISS CALYPSO pallet optimizer

Pallet metrology

The software option reduces the number of sensor and stylus-system changes during a pallet measurement. Time savings of 20 – 30 % are possible.

External presetting of electrodes and workpieces to reduce setup times and optimize accuracy.

Software options for optimization of measurement plans:

Simulation can include the machine, styli systems and the complete measurement process.

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DMIS Import and Export

The software option allows measurement programs to be imported or exported to DMIS or ZEISS CALYPSO and converted into measurement plans.
Software option allows DMIS measurement programs to be imported or exported to ZEISS CALYPSO. Exporting measurement results to DMIS standards is also possible.

Software option for optimization of reporting:

ZEISS CALYPSO PiWeb reporting plus

Extended report functionalities

The software option provides an external application of ZEISS CALYPSO PiWeb reporting with many additional functionalities and enlarged database for optimized report generation.

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Export for qs-STAT

The software option allows ZEISS CALYPSO measurement results to be exported for the statistics program QDAS.

Software option for automation:
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ZEISS CALYPSO basic automation

Standard automation solution

With this software option, ZEISS measuring devices can be easily integrated into partially or fully automated production processes.

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Sampling metrology

The software option allows routine measurement applications to be incorporated into automated processes and is ideal for regular measurement of random samples.

ZEISS CALYPSO barcode reader

Automatic selection of the measurement plan

The software option eliminates the need to manually select the measurement plan and enter protocol parameters of a part to be inspected.

Software options for specific applications:


Roughness metrology

Software option for determining and graphically displaying roughness parameters as a function of selected parameters.

ZEISS CALYPSO metrotomography

Voxel data processing from the

The software option for reading out and evaluating CT volume data created exclusively with the ZEISS METROTOM coordinate measuring machine.

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Polygonal tool holding fixtures

Software option for standardized measurement of tool holding fixtures and bushings with Polygonal Taper Interface (PTI).

ZEISS CALYPSO tube measurement

Measurement and analysis of tubes

Software option for measuring and evaluating tubes, wires, articulated arms and hoses.

ZEISS CALYPSO manual base

Manually devices

Software base for CAD-supported measurements and evaluations using manual devices.

Software options for CAD Interfaces:


Read options of various CAD data formats

These software options enable ZEISS CALYPSO to import or export of a wide variety of CAD formats to create an excellent user experience. The software supports the import of PMI to simplify the programming workflow. Thus, the software can create measuring programs semi-automatically.

The following software interface options are available for the ZEISS CALYPSO software:

  • ZEISS CALYPSO catia v4
  • ZEISS CALYPSO catia v5*
  • ZEISS CALYPSO dxf 2d geometry
  • ZEISS CALYPSO inventor
  • ZEISS CALYPSO jt open
  • ZEISS CALYPSO parasolid
  • ZEISS CALYPSO siemens nx*
  • ZEISS CALYPSO solid edge
  • ZEISS CALYPSO solidworks*
  •  …

* CAD interfaces with PMI compatibility

If you did not find the right ZEISS CALYPSO software option in the list for your specific application or challenge, please feel free to contact our ZEISS experts. The software has many other options that have not been listed on the website.