SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Quality Inspection of Documents in Minutes

Acting as a First Article Inspection (FAI) software, SOLIDWORKS Inspection is both intuitive and easy to use. It will streamline your in-process inspection with the automatic creation of sequential balloons on your technical drawings and also automate the process of creating inspection data sheets and reports. It will improve quality and prevent you from losing hours of time creating documentation for Inspection manually.
It is available as a SOLIDWORKS Add-in or a standalone application and has the ability to read SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs and TIFF files.
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SOLIDWORKS Inspection is easy to use. It is intuitive and will help speed up your workflow with the creation of ballooned documents and specifications by taking advantage of existing 2D data, whether it consists of SOLIDWORKS files, picture files or PDF’s. SOLIDWORKS Inspection will automate this often tedious, manual process. You can enter inspection values directly, manually or even automatically using a digital calliper. Inspectors and Designers can improve lead times and eliminate errors whilst making sure that parts are fit for purpose and within specification.

Key Features

Inspection Documents Made Easy

SOLIDWORKS Inspection makes your Inspection process much easier by automating the creation of balloons on drawings, data sheets and reports. This will aid your workflow keeping a logical track of the characteristics and dimensions to inspect. With an interface that is both intuitive and easy to use, these reports and ballooned drawings are created in minutes with time savings of up to 90% over traditional methods.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Inspection Documents Made Easy

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to read information from PDF documents and Tiff files. The dimension value and type can be read along with plus or minus tolerances which all help to eliminate virtually all manual input and reduce errors. It works with vertical and horizontal dimensions, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) symbols, notes, hole callouts, finish symbols and split dimensions.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Optical Character Recognition

Handling Revisions Easily

Inspection contains an advanced drawing comparison tool which will help you identify changes quickly and easily to avoid errors.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Handling Revisions Easily

Reduce Time To Market

Drastically reduce the time needed to generate Inspection reports using SOLIDWORKS Inspection. With minimal mouse clicks you can create industry compliant Inspection reports, (such as AS9102, PPAP, ISO13485) or use the powerful template editor to create a report that is specific to your company requirements. Increase the throughput into manufacture by eliminating business bottlenecks in quality inspection
SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Reduce Time To Market

Inspection Completed Faster

SOLIDWORKS Inspection is easy to use. Either integrated with SOLIDWORKS or used as a standalone product to integrate with your existing system. Easy to train and implement. Options include the ability to Inspect your parts in by directly typing measured values, making use of a digital measuring equipment (such as a USB calliper), or by importing your results from a coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Inspection Completed Faster
SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends the software’s capabilities by providing users multiple methods to enter measured values directly into the SOLIDWORKS Inspection project to help simplify part inspection.

Key Features

Digital Callipers

Each characteristic value can be entered manually, by using a digital calliper connected through a USB port, or by importing coordinate measuring machine (CMM) results.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - digital caliper

Measurements Input

Measurements Input provides a way to enter the actual measured values into an inspection project. As the measured values are entered, SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional compares the required value with the entered value. The measured values are then highlighted to indicate In Tolerance, Out of Tolerance or Marginally Within Tolerance. The software then shades the measurement cell and the ballooned characteristic in the drawing. green. red or yellow, respectively, based on the status. The colour settings are customizable.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection - measurements input

Import Measurement Values

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional software enables users to import measurement values from CMM reports and reconcile them with the expected values from the drawing to create a complete inspection report. SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional can import results from almost any CMM program. 

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional - data import
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection is easy to use. It is intuitive and will help speed up your workflow with the creation of ballooned documents and specifications by taking advantage of existing 2D data, whether it consists of SOLIDWORKS files, picture files or PDF’s. SOLIDWORKS Inspection will automate this often tedious, manual process. You can enter inspection values directly, manually or even automatically using a digital calliper. Inspectors and Designers can improve lead times and eliminate errors whilst making sure that parts are fit for purpose and within specification.

Features

  • Inspection Documents Made Easy

    SOLIDWORKS Inspection makes your Inspection process much easier by automating the creation of balloons on drawings, data sheets and reports. This will aid your workflow keeping a logical track of the characteristics and dimensions to inspect. With an interface that is both intuitive and easy to use, these reports and ballooned drawings are created in minutes with time savings of up to 90% over traditional methods.
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

    SOLIDWORKS Inspection uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to read information from PDF documents and Tiff files. The dimension value and type can be read along with plus or minus tolerances which all help to eliminate virtually all manual input and reduce errors. It works with vertical and horizontal dimensions, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) symbols, notes, hole callouts, finish symbols and split dimensions.
  • Handling Revisions Easily

    Inspection contains an advanced drawing comparison tool which will help you identify changes quickly and easily to avoid errors.
  • Reduce Time To Market

    Drastically reduce the time needed to generate Inspection reports using SOLIDWORKS Inspection. With minimal mouse clicks you can create industry compliant Inspection reports, (such as AS9102, PPAP, ISO13485) or use the powerful template editor to create a report that is specific to your company requirements. Increase the throughput into manufacture by eliminating business bottlenecks in quality inspection
  • Digital Callipers

    Each characteristic value can be entered manually, by using a digital calliper connected through a USB port, or by importing coordinate measuring machine (CMM) results.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends the software’s capabilities by providing users multiple methods to enter measured values directly into the SOLIDWORKS Inspection project to help simplify part inspection.

Features

  • Digital Callipers

    Each characteristic value can be entered manually, by using a digital calliper connected through a USB port, or by importing coordinate measuring machine (CMM) results.

  • Measurements Input

    Measurements Input provides a way to enter the actual measured values into an inspection project. As the measured values are entered, SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional compares the required value with the entered value. The measured values are then highlighted to indicate In Tolerance, Out of Tolerance or Marginally Within Tolerance. The software then shades the measurement cell and the ballooned characteristic in the drawing. green. red or yellow, respectively, based on the status. The colour settings are customizable.
  • Import Measurement Values

    SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional software enables users to import measurement values from CMM reports and reconcile them with the expected values from the drawing to create a complete inspection report. SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional can import results from almost any CMM program. 

Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.