SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard Capabilities

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard Featured Capabilities

SOLIDWORKS Embedded Add-In

The SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in allows SOLIDWORKS users to create balloon drawings directly from the SOLIDWORKS Drawing file. Build your Bill of Characteristics for quality inspection directly from the SOLIDWORKS Drawing created by your engineering department.

Standalone Application

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone allows quality engineers to generate quality inspection documents such as balloon drawings and spreadsheets without a need for SOLIDWORKS. This independent application can be used with exported copies of engineering drawings so that inspection reports can be generated without using design engineering resources.

Automatic Balloon Creation

Automatically extract and create balloon inspection dimensions from 2D and 3D CAD files, and specific PDF documents. 

Drawing Revisions and Comparisons

Easily compare drawings, 2D or 3D CAD files' revisions in SOLIDWORKS Inspection. The comparison tools allow quality engineers to quickly investigate and update what has changed in the engineering design, and what is included in the inspection report with simple visual overlay tools. Place drawing revisions side by side for an understanding of how your inspection documents have changed.

Quality Sampling Plans

Include information in your inspection report for Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL) and Lot Size Sampling. Control your Quality Sampling Plans as you quickly build your inspection characteristics in SOLIDWORKS Inspection. 

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Easy to use selection windows recognize text in your inspection drawings automatically. SOLIDWORKS Inspection automatically recognizes dimension values, dimension types, and tolerance values using advanced optical recognition technology. This reduces errors and eliminates the need to develop your inspection reports by hand.

Nominal Value and Plus/Minus Tolerances

Dimension and tolerance values are recognized automatically in SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Report columns will be automatically populated with nominal, and plus minus tolerances in the correct column position. Eliminate manual input from your inspection drawing to the inspection report.

Horizontal, Vertical, Split and Rotated Dimensions

Recognize dimension values no matter the orientation in the drawing. With the ability to recognize values in any orientation, quality engineers will extract inspection dimensions without any need to manipulate the drawing file.

Note, GD&T, Hole Callouts, and Finish Symbols

Inspection drawings may include descriptive information such as surface finish symbols, notes, hole callouts, or Geometric Tolerance (GD&T) information. These inspection characteristics can be automatically extracted to the inspection report for robust documentation and quality inspection processes.

Export Options

Export finished ballooned drawings as PDFs, 3D PDFs or eDrawings 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. Export inspection data directly to quality systems and databases using CSV 

Create and Customize Inspection Reports

Manage your Bill of Characteristics (BOCs), change the ordering, edit the numbering, or group/ungroup characteristics. Customize the inspection bubble shapes and color, define presets or tolerance tables to standardize your inspection reports and requirements. 

File Management

SOLIDWORKS Inspection integrates with SOLIDWORKS PDM and enables quality managers to mange information, control design revisions, deliverables, etc.