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SOLIDWORKS Inspection automatically balloons SOLIDWORKS 2D drawings, dramatically reducing the time you spend creating inspection packages and increasing your accuracy. It eliminates the manual ballooning of inspection drawings and manual creation of inspection sheets for first article and in-process inspections. This instantly increases accuracy and can achieve time savings of 50 to 95%!

  • Quickly balloon your CAD and PDF format drawings.
  • Export dimensions from your CAD drawings to an inspection report form.
  • Provide standard, accurate inspection report forms and drawings to inspectors.
  • Eliminate hand bubbling of inspection drawings and manual data entry into report forms.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection powerful customisation options let you enter inspection methods and processes from user-defined lists and add comments to capture information unique to your company's procedures. Easily change balloon formats including rotating balloons to match the angle of the characteristic, or change the shape, size and location of balloons. Inspection balloons can be added to a separate layer on your SOLIDWORKS drawing which can easily be turned on or off.

Because reports are Excel-based, you have the full power of Excel when designing their inspection report templates. Macros, charts, pivot tables, formulas, conditional formatting and more can all be employed to create unique and powerful reports for increased error-proofing and automation.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection integrates with quality systems including a direct publish to Net-Inspect and synchronisation with CEBOS MG-1. Because SOLIDWORKS Inspection exports to Excel/CSV you can easily import inspection data into almost any database or software program including CMM, ERP, MRP and custom software systems.

Key Benefits

  • Seamless integration into SOLIDWORKS provides direct access to the necessary dimensions, tolerances, units and custom properties of your SOLIDWORKS and drawings.
  • Supported drawing formats include AutoCAD, CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SOLIDWORKS, PDF and TIF.
  • Industry-standard formats such as AS9102 Forms 1,2 and 3 and PPAP are supported along with user-customisable report formats.
  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection's Characteristic Tree displays the dimensions, geometric tolerances, notes, hole callouts, weld and surface finish symbols extracted directly from your SOLIDWORKS drawings.
  • Powerful filtering capabilities enable you to specify which types of drawing annotations to include in your inspection form.
  • Set up default tolerances by range or by precision, for when an explicit tolerance is not specified, and save them to your inspection project settings. Default tolerances can be set for length and angular dimensions.
  • Add or modify Inspection Project Properties to capture information such as drawing revision or part name which can be linked to custom properties in your drawing or model. Once data has been added to your custom properties it can be mapped over to your inspection reports.
  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection supports statistical sampling based on ANSI Zi.4 single sampling by attributes: simply set the lot size, inspection level insepection type and Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) and SOLIDWORKS Inspection calculates your sample size, and accept and reject numbers.
  • Populate your inspection report with this information for fast and accurate sampling processes.
  • Choose from one of our standard inspection report templates such as AS9102 Forms and PPAP reports, or you can easily create your own custom reports with the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Template Editor.
  • Create an unlimited number of custom reports to match your existing report format or customise reports for specific clients or vendors.

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