Technical Communication - SOLIDWORKS Inspection


"From incoming part lots to in-process assembly inspections, SOLIDWORKS Inspection software helps us catch more unacceptable parts and eliminate assembly issues."

Mark Gerhart
Configuration Manager @ Wamore, Inc.

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Simplify Document Creation to help Streamline Part Inspection and Improve Quality.

Your commitment to quality should not negatively impact your business, but you can potentially spend hours every day manually creating documentation for quality inspection. SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps simplify the process of creating inspection documents and performing in-process or receiving inspection.

Intuitive and easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps streamline creation of documents with balloon callouts and specifications by leveraging existing 2D legacy data regardless of file type—SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs— and automating what is now a manual and tedious process. Measured inspection values can be entered directly, either manually or automatically, using a digital measuring instrument (such as a USB caliper). SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps designers and quality inspectors virtually eliminate errors, improve time-to-market, and ensure parts are within specifications for improved quality, and optimized fit and function.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
In many companies, engineering drawings arrive in PDF or TIFF formats. In these cases, SOLIDWORKS Inspection uses 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.

This means you can create your inspection documents regardless of your existing CAD system using the included standalone version of SOLIDWORKS Inspection.

Reduce time-to-market
SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps drastically reduce the time needed to generate inspection reports. In just a few clicks, you can create industry-compliant inspection reports (such as AS9102, PPAP, ISO 13485) or use the powerful template editor to develop a report that matches your company’s needs. In addition, SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps avoid errors and inconsistencies traditionally associated with manual data input. You can save time, lower costs, and win more business by eliminating the bottlenecks in quality inspection and increasing throughput in manufacturing.

Help improve product quality and save money
Inspection documents can help your company significantly improve its manufacturing processes, reduce scrap, cut time-to-market, and improve product quality and reliability. Because SOLIDWORKS Inspection is easy to-use, integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, and available as a standalone application to work with your existing CAD system, you can easily deploy it, train your quality department, and start to optimize your inspection and quality processes.