The important know-how advantage


A stand-alone course designed for entry-level operators to learn the fundamentals of the OpenDMIS software. A hands-on approach is taken to guide attendees through inspection program creation: from calibration to reporting. All students are provided a USB drive with standard reference materials, as well as their work created during the week.

  • Classes are broken up by controller/probing type, modifications may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Computer proficiency (MS-O, Explorer navigation, etc.), blueprint reading skills, and basic GD&T understanding are recommended prerequisites, but not required for class attendance.
  • All attendees will receive a brief overview and introduction quiz prior to arrival. The completion of this is entirely voluntary, however a timely response will enable an increasingly tailored classroom experience for enrolled students
  • Lunch is included.

The recent update to our Basic OpenDMIS classes has refocused to a hands-on approach to CMM programming both in an offline and online environment. Operators will follow along with the instructor as they calibrate probes, set alignments, inspect features, and report their findings. The goal of this class is for you to return to your own CMM armed with the tools to create basic CNC inspection programs for your own parts. The attendees will use 6-10 print-based exercises to reinforce the basics of programming, and take their written solutions files home with them at the end of class along with OpenDMIS how-to guides, UCC server guides, and other class materials.

Interested in Advance OpenDMIS, or Manual OpenDMIS training? Want on-site training on specific topics and your parts? Contact us here.

OpenDMIS Basic CNC Training Dates:

*Dates and content available upon request.


  • Jan 15 – 18 Tue-Fri UCC Controller
  • Feb 12 – 15 Tue-Fri WPC Controller
  • Mar 12 – 15 Tue-Fri UCC Controller
  • Apr   9 – 12 Tue-Fri WPC Controller
  • May 15 – 17 Tue-Fri UCC Controller
  • Jun 11 – 14 Tue-Fri WPC Controller
  • Jul    9 – 12 Tue-Fri UCC Controller
  • Aug 13 – 16 Tue-Fri WPC Controller
  • Sep 10 – 13 Tue-Fri UCC Controller
  • Oct 15 – 18 Tue-Fri WPC Controller
  • Nov 12 – 15 Tue-Fri UCC Controller
  • Dec 10 – 13 Tue-Fri WPC Controller

Quartis Training

If you are interested in getting training on Quartis, whether it is at our facility or at your facility, please contact us here.


AUKOM Training Dates (Stage 1, 2, & 3):

*Dates and content available upon request.


  • Jan 28 – Feb 1      Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • Feb 25 – Mar 1     Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 2
  • Mar 25 – 29          Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • Apr 29 – May 3    Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • May 20 – 24         Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • Jul 29 – Aug 2      Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 2
  • Aug 26 – 30          Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 3
  • Sep 23 – 27           Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • Oct 28 – Nov 1     Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • Nov 18 – 22          Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 1
  • Dec 16 – 20          Mon-Fri   AUKOM Level 2

WENZEL is a member of ‚Ausbildung Koordinatenmesstechnik e. V. ( (AUKOM)‘. The association promotes basic training in the field of industrial production metrology, in particular coordinate measuring. AUKOM ensures the standards and comparability of the courses offered by the members in the context of coordinate metrology training.

What’s Covered in AUKOM Stage 1
  • 1-1 Units – SI Units, incl. Definition and History, Base Quantities, Derived Quantities, Prefixes of Units, Angles, Conversion Degrees <-> Radian, Conventional Measuring and Test Equipment
  • 1-2 Coordinate Systems – (Mathematical) Drawing Plane, Origin, Cartesian Coordinates, Right-Hand Rule, Translation and Rotation, Polar Coordinates, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate System
  • 1-3 Coordinate Measuring Machines – History of Coordinate measuring machines, Cantilever/Bridge/Column/Gantry Types, Differences in the Types, Axis Guide, Measuring Computer and Software, Work Holding Fixture, Accuracy of Coordinate Measuring Machines, CAA Correction, Form Measuring Machines
  • 1-4 Sensors – Sensor selection, Stylus System, Stylus, optical sensors, Image Processing, Laser Triangulation
  • 1-5 Basic definitions – Drawing Entries (Dimensions, Tolerance Symbols), Standard Reference, Differences Nominal Element – Real Element – Extracted Element – Associated Element, Free Form surfaces
  • 1-6 Dimensional Tolerance – Dimensional Tolerances, Taylor?s Principle, Standards, Symbols and Drawing Entries, Length Dimensions, Angular Dimensions, Limiting Dimensions and Fits, ISO Fitting/Mating System, Common Tolerances
  • 1-7 Geometric elements – Standard form elements: Plane/ Cylinder/ Cone/ Sphere/ Line/ Circle/ Point/ Ellipse, Vector, Normal Vector, Minimum Number of Points, Projection
  • 1-8 Geometric constructions – Calculation of characteristics out of two geometrical features (distance, angle), Calculation of features out of two geometrical features (Intersection, Symmetry), Calculation of new features out of some geometrical features (Construction)
  • 1-9 Preparing a Measurement on the Coordinate Measuring Machine – Standardized Temperature, Part Cleaning, Temperature Control, Fixturing, (Avoiding Distortion), Fixturing Systems, CMM and Software Startup
  • 1-10 Stylus Selection and Qualification – Stylus System Selection, Stylus Qualification, Reference Sphere, Reference Stylus, Stylus Sphere Radius Correction, Stylus Tip Bending Correction, Mechanical Filter Effect of the Stylus, Errors of Incorrect Qualification,
  • 1-11 Measuring using Coordinate Measuring Machines – Determining part Coordinate System, Difference to Control Coordinate System, Manual and automatic Alignment, Probing, References, Consequences of Collisions, Number of Probing Points and their Distribution, Influences on measuring result
  • 1-12 Evaluation of Measurement and Statistics – Importance of Statistical Parameters, Outliers, Scattering, Histogram Representation, Compensation Methods, Influences on measuring result
  • 1-13 Inspection planning – Completely defined characteristic, Purpose of the Measurement, Production of workpiece, Function of workspiece, Feature description, Manufacturing Methods and Accuracies, Shape Deviations, Uncertainty Effects, Awareness of Measuring Uncertainty, Inspection planning, Identifying measuring features
  • 1-14 Documentation and Quality Management – Measurement Reports, Quality Control Charts, Cooperation between Design – Production – Testing, Reproducible and Clear Measurement Documentation, Measuring Strategy documentation


Futher information:

If you are interested in getting training on Aukom, whether it is at our facility or at your facility, please contact us here.

Service Training

WENZEL Service Training enables your employees to get help with machinery faults by themselves. This is enhanced due to the modular design of our coordinate measuring machines. Often only a few simple steps are required to bring the system back to work. If the operator is unable to repair the fault, he will at least be able to analyze the exact cause to support our service technicians. Thus, downtime is reduced and working time and costs saved.

This training is usually tailored to the specific machines in your facility and tailored to your specific needs. Therefore the content and outline is created with you by our service manager so that you receive the maximum benefit.

If you are interested in getting training on Servicing your CMM, whether it is at our facility or at your facility, please contact us here.

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