The CheckMate 6000 CAD/ CMM programming interface is designed for off-line programming of the company's coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). It is fully integrated with GEOMeasure(tm) CMM software system to support over 20 DMIS characterizations plus five other CMM builder native languages. The system can create measuring programs off-line, allowing the CMM to continue to run part inspections. It will accept CAD files through IGES, STEP and VDA neutral file transfer standards. Features include program simulation, collision detection/avoidance and probe path optimization.