Generate Inspection Reports with Greater Flexibility

Group and ungroup characteristics with ease. Automatically extract characteristics’ zone location the information contained in hole tables, including quantity, X and Y positions, and callouts.

Custom Properties, Grouping and Hole Table Support

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2019 adds some powerful new enhancements that give you greater flexibility when generating First Article Inspection reports.

  • When creating a new Inspection project, you can now add custom properties from either the drawing or its associated model. Any number and combination of both drawing and model properties can be added to a project, enabling quality teams to leverage even more SOLIDWORKS design information.
  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2019 adds support for even more annotation types. You can now choose to extract and balloon hole table information as part of the project. Once all the annotations have been ballooned, the extracted characteristics are displayed in a new tabular layout, making it easier to view and manage all the information from the drawing.
  • Inspection now includes many more options for managing the grouping of characteristics, giving you complete flexibility over the way in which annotations are ballooned.
    • For example, using the “ungroup” option, a hole callout can be split into multiple items. Now each hole, size and depth are identified as individual characteristics, each with their own balloon, and can be modified independently of one another.
    • At any time, characteristics can be regrouped together either with a single shared balloon or as a subset of the same item, giving you complete control over the way in which project information is displayed.

With all the great enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2019, you can now generate your First Article Inspection reports more efficiently than ever.



SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that streamlines and automates the creation of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection reports (AS9102, PPAP, etc.).

Company quality departments are tasked with carrying out the quality inspection process. This often involves the creation of documents such as drawings with balloon callouts, reports for use during inspection, or additional deliverables required with parts.

The manual creation of inspection documents will often take hours using Microsoft Excel and hand-written annotations.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection automates the manual and tedious process by leveraging existing 2D legacy data such as SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, and TIFFs. Or capture data using a digital measuring instrument

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