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The SOLIDWORKS® Inspection add-in automates the ballooning of engineering drawings and 3D files with Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). Minimizing the time needed to record inspection measurements, SOLIDWORKS Inspection streamlines the creation of industry-standard inspection reports.

•    Saves up to 90% of time performing inspections and Creating inspection documents
•    Helps to create detailed reports in minutes
•    Improves time-to-market
•    Eliminates errors and inconsistencies
•    Supports a variety of 2D and 3D CAD data as well as PDF and TIFF files
•    Complies with industry standards
•    Quickens Return of Investment (ROI)


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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional
Optical Character Recognition
When working with a PDF file or TIFF image, SOLIDWORKS Inspection can leverage Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to read and identify the nominal dimension, plus and minus tolerances, and the type of dimension (such as diametric or linear), helping to virtually eliminate manual input and reduce errors. It works with horizontal and vertical dimensions, split dimensions, notes, hole callouts, finish symbols, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols.
Automatic Ballooning
Automatically extract and balloon inspection dimensions from 2D and 3D CAD files, and specific PDF documents.
Customize Inspection Reports
Create and manage the Bill of Characteristics (BOCs), change the ordering, edit the numbering or group/ungroup characteristics. Define tolerance tables to standardize inspection reports and requirements.
Improved And Streamlined Inspection Workflows
Leverage the SOLIDWORKS add-in or the dedicated standalone application to create detailed inspection reports regardless of the workflow.
PDF/TIFF File Support
Extract characteristic information from 2D PDF (included encrypted documents) and TIFF Files.
DXF/DWG File Support
Create inspection projects directly from native DXF/DWG files.
SOLIDWORKS Drawing File Support
Quickly balloon and created inspection reports from SOLIDWORKS Drawings.
Ballooned Drawing Appearance
Customize the inspection bubble shapes, color, and size. Define presets and apply styles based on parameters such as criticity or inspection method. Adjust balloon's placement.
PDF Drawing Comparison And 2D/3D Revision Management
Compare drawings, 2D or 3D CAD files’ revisions to quickly identify changes and update quality project.
Quality Sampling Plans
Effectively plan quality control by defining Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) and calculating sample size, accept, and reject criteria.
Quality Systems Integration
Export inspection data to quality systems and databases using CSV or XML output formats. Publish directly to Net-Inspect.
Inspection Reports
Export finished ballooned drawings as PDFs or 3D PDFs (when working with 3D CAD files). Export inspection reports to Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets using standard templates such as AS9102 or Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) forms or customized Excel templates.
SOLIDWORKS Part/Assembly File Support
Leverage SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies with Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) to streamline the creation of inspection reports.
2D/3D CAD File Support
Open and extract information from other 2D/3D CAD files to create your inspection reports.
Inspection Measurements
Enter measured values for each characteristic directly into an inspection project either manually or by using a digital caliper. Import results from Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).
Graphical Pass/Fail Status
Highlight dimensions in green, red, or yellow to easily identify which dimensions are In Tolerance, Out of Tolerance, or Marginally within Tolerance based on the values entered or imported CMM results.
File Management (SI)
SOLIDWORKS Inspection integrates with SOLIDWORKS PDM and enables quality managers to manage project information, control design revisions, deliverables, etc.
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