SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard Capabilities

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard Featured Capabilities


Improved and Streamlined Inspection Workflows

Leverage the SOLIDWORKS add-in or the dedicated standalone application to create detailed inspection reports regardless of the workflow. 

PDF/TIFF File Support

Create inspection projects directly from PDF or TIFF files.

DXF/DWG File Support

Create inspection projects directly from native DXF/DWG files.

SOLIDWORKS Drawing File Support

Quickly balloon and create inspection reports from SOLIDWORKS Drawings.

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. 

Automatic Ballooning

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

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. 

Ballooned Drawing Appearance

Customize the inspection bubble shapes, color, and size. Define presets and apply styles based on parameters such as criticity or inspection method. Adjust balloon's placement.

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. 

Quality Systems Integration 

Export inspection data to quality systems and databases using CSV or XML output formats. Publish directly to Net-Inspect

File Management

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

Inspection Reports

Export finished ballooned drawings as PDFs or 3D PDFs (when working with 3D CAD 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.