Improve your technical communication with automated creation of inspection documents and repurposing of design data for high quality graphics, illustrations, and interactive 3D experiences.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that streamlines and automates the creation of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection reports (AS9102, PPAP, etc.).
SOLIDWORKS Inspection consists of a stand-alone application and a SOLIDWORKS add-in that enables users to leverage their legacy data regardless of whether they have SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs.
SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a simple and intuitive application that can reduce the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90 percent, and helps to virtually eliminate input errors, thus improving quality and reducing time-to-market.
"We have been using SOLIDWORKS Inspection and it does save us time, but I think that the most exciting thing is that we have gotten feedback from a couple of our new customers commenting on how professional our FAI’s look. First impressions are so important."
– Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Services Company
Intuitive and easy to use, SOLIDWORKS Inspection enables you to create inspection reports and ballooned drawings in just minutes, for time savings of up to 90 percent.
You can create your inspection documents regardless of your existing CAD system, using either the standalone SOLIDWORKS Inspection application or the integrated SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in.
Take your first steps to using SOLIDWORKS Inspection! This webinar will focus on beginning to intermediate user level topics of creating inspection documentation using the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in as well as the stand-alone program.
After a brief product introduction, we will create an inspection document from start to finish using both the add-in and standalone versions. Along the way, we will take a look at some different ways to customize our results and other key items to consider when using SOLIDWORKS Inspection.
When working with a PDF or TIFF drawing, SOLIDWORKS Inspection can instruct 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.
Avoid errors and quickly identify changes using SOLIDWORKS Inspection advanced drawing comparison tool.
Inspect your parts, directly type in measured values, use a digital caliper, or import results from a coordinate measuring machine (CMM).