Keyence Corp. of America’s IM-6000 series image dimension measurement system includes pattern registration and pattern search functions that enable “place and press” measurement. The devices eliminate the need for optical comparators, X-Y stages for part positioning, computer numerical control measuring devices, and measuring and stereomicroscopes. The user places parts on the sample tray and pushes the measurement button. Careful positioning is not necessary. The “intelligent pattern analysis search system” quickly locates, identifies and measures parts placed anywhere within the unit’s 100-mm field of view. The “part evaluation library” stores the images, measurement functions and specifications of parts and provides automatic pattern search, part recognition and measurement without setup the next time inspection of the same parts is performed. The system performs up to 99 distinct measurements, including angle, radius, inner/outer diameter, and circular and linear pitch.