Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Article by Sanja Srzic updated December 13, 2017


Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018, the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in supports creating reports from SOLIDWORKS part and assembly models.  Balloons can be added to model dimensions, notes, GD&Ts, and hole callouts created in SOLIDWORKS MBD or using DimXpert.


Balloon Models

Balloon Models


Inspection reports can be exported to Excel, eDrawings 2D PDF and where SOLIDWORKS MBD is installed, to 3D PDF.

Supporting new file formats

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Standalone supports new 2D and 3D file formats:  DWG/DXF; CATIA V5 CATPart, CATDrawing and CATProduct; PTC and Creo Parametric files; 3DXML.  The following images show file formats that can be added to a project in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 and 2018.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Standalone

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Standalone

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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office