Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Inspection

SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that greatly simplifies and automates the creation process 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 are SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs or TIFFs. SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends SOLIDWORKS Inspection capabilities by giving you multiple ways to enter measured values directly into an inspection project.


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Streamline Part Inspection and Improve Quality
Learn how SOLIDWORKS® Inspection software helps you save time, eliminate errors, and get to market faster. Optimize Your Inspection Process to Reduce Costs and Get to Market Fastersolidworks inspection

  • Inspection and testing play a key role in driving quality
  • Successful inspection requires thorough documentation
  • Creating documentation manually is expensive which can create product release delays and risks the possibility of incorrect data being included in multiple documents.

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Features:

Inspection Documents made easy!
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.

Don’t have SOLIDWORKS CAD? No problem!
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.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
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.

Inspection Done Faster
Inspect your parts, directly type in measured values, use a digital caliper, or import results from a coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

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The automotive, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and medical device industries have strict safety regulations and requirements. Most companies working in these industries must provide industry-standard reports including inspection documents such as AS91002 or PPAP forms. Many SOLIDWORKS users are creating First Article Inspections (FAI), Inspection Report, or Ballooned Drawings, but only a handful of you are already using software to do so.



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