Volumetric compensation is used to determine the volumetric error in the entire work envelope on new and used machine tools with a HEIDENHAIN control. Various measuring methods are available depending on the requirements. In one such method, an error model with compensation files is created based on multiple point measurements made with a laser tracer from various positions. As a result, static geometric errors can be reduced, and the TCP position can be improved throughout the volume. These measurements are offered by the HEIDENHAIN Service department.