Connect Your SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Ecosystem with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

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Connect Your SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Ecosystem with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 A few years ago, I wrote some introductory blogs on a newer product in the SOLIDWORKS portfolio: Inspection. Those blogs highlighted the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Inspection, in general, and specifically in both the Add-In and Standalone version. You can read those blogs here: (Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3). In this blog, I am going to focus on the Add-In for SOLIDWORKS Inspection. The new enhancements in 2018, you will find, […]

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Customize Your SOLIDWORKS Inspection Project Templates

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In my first couple of blogs I wrote last year, I talked about a newer(ish) product to SOLIDWORKS which streamlines the creation of your Inspection Documentation: SOLIDWORKS Inspection.  It really takes what normally can take minutes, and even hours, down to seconds.  Since that first blog has seemed to generate a lot of interest, I thought I would continue with this subject and talk about how you can speed it up even more. In the SOLIDWORKS Add-In version, the process […]

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What’s New In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2016

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In my last two blogs we talked about the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-In and the Standalone application. Now that we’ve talked about both of these and how they can really help streamline creating your inspection documentation, let’s take a look at some enhancements that were added in 2016 to make this product even better. First, when you have a ballooned drawing directly in SOLIDWORKS, whether it has a lot of dimensions or not, it can be difficult to quickly find which […]

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Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone Application

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Last we talked, we went through how to easily create an inspection report utilizing your Solidworks drawing and the Inspection Add-In, but I left you hanging on how you can benefit from using the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone application, which Inspection also comes with. This completely standalone application is beneficial for a few reasons. First, as I mentioned in the last blog, you can export those quickly created ballooned drawings into an inspection project and open in this application. This allows […]

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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Inspection

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One of the most important, but often underappreciated, tasks of releasing a product is the inspection process.  It can be a long, laborious job, often done manually.  You could have the greatest new idea and design everything perfectly (hopefully in SOLIDWORKS!), but if you use parts that do not meet your specifications, it will not matter.  So why treat that process like you are all the way back in 2013? In 2014, SOLIDWORKS introduced SOLIDWORKS Inspection, to help you streamline […]

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Have you “Inspected” SOLIDWORKS Inspection yet?

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SOLIDWORKS released SOLIDWORKS Inspection just over a month ago, so have you looked at it?  If you need to do any type of manufacturing validation and create inspection sheets for First Article Inspection then you should be using this tool. SOLIDWORKS Inspection has 2 versions: Standard and Professional.  If you want the ability to import CMM data or manually enter measured values to keep everything in one project then Professional is the version you need..   Every license of Inspection […]

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Have you “Inspected” SOLIDWORKS Inspection yet?

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SOLIDWORKS released SOLIDWORKS Inspection just over a month ago, so have you looked at it?  If you need to do any type of manufacturing validation and create inspection sheets for First Article Inspection then you should be using this tool.         SOLIDWORKS Inspection has 2 versions: Standard and Professional.  If you want the ability to import CMM data or manually enter measured values to keep everything in one project then Professional is the version you need. Every […]

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