CMM Data Import in SOLIDWORKS Inspection [VIDEO]

Article by Scott Lidgey updated January 17, 2015


One of the ways SOLIDWORKS Inspection makes the inspection process easier is by allowing you to import Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) data directly into the software to perform the inspection process. SOLIDWORKS Inspection allows you to import data from any CMM machine listed in the Template Control pull-down menu as well as any neutral file format.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection CMM data import

Template creation for all CMM machines

Assigning CMM mapping to the ballooned characteristic can be done automatically using the smart “auto-assign” command. Select the “Item #” option if you have consistency between the CMM dimensions and the ballooned numbers, or other options as needed.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Auto-Assign Command

“Auto-assign” command can be used with different filters

Assigning characteristics to dimensions can also be done from the Bill of Characteristics by right-clicking on the dimension and selecting “Find CMM data results”.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Bill of Characteristics

Assign Characteristics directly from the Bill of Characteristics

CMM Data Import Demonstration

Here’s a video demonstrating the CMM data import process to perform an inspection with SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Visit our SOLIDWORKS Inspection product page to learn more about the features and benefits.

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Scott Lidgey

Scott has been using SolidWorks since version 98. Since that time he has help countless companies find solutions and best practices for all their design challenges.