SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Tech tips and techniques for creating ballooned inspection drawings & reports

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Inspection Integration

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, we now have additional integration with SOLIDWORKS Inspection.  This integration includes: SOLIDWORKS PDM Ribbon We can now access PDM features, directly within Inspection such as; Check-Out Check-In Change State Get Version, Get Latest Search File Reference Handling SOLIDWORKS PDM will automatically create the references for inspection files and update the Contains…

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Balloon your PDFs faster with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Balloon PDF

Are you receiving PDF documents for design inspection and quality assurance? If so, then the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Balloon PDF feature in the standalone application is perfect. Especially now, as the 2018 release where multiple characteristics can be pulled at the same time. NOTE: SOLIDWORKS Inspection software is available as two applications types, a standalone product and…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection now has SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration

SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration

As of SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP2, SOLIDWORKS PDM integration has been added to the Standalone version of SOLIDWORKS Inspection! Implementing the new functionality is easy, first toggle the option ‘on’ in your SOLIDWORKS Inspection options as shown below: Once you have this option toggled, a new tab/section dedicated to SOLIDWORKS PDM will appear in your ribbon…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Numbering Sequences

In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Standalone, numbering sequences can be applied to characteristics to differentiate machining methods, drawing views, drawing sheets, etc.  Starting with the first number of the range, balloon numbers are incremented by one.  Numbering sequences are specified in project options and can be saved in a template. To add a sequence to the…

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Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

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

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New in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018: Renumbering Balloons

SOLIDWORKS Inspection renumbering balloons is as easy as double-clicking the characteristic cell and overwriting the default value. Characteristics below the overwritten value continue in increments of one. Only balloons of the default sequence can be renumbered.  Renumbering does not work for the balloons that use custom sequence.

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Merge and UnMerge Characteristics is new in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Starting with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Standalone software, characteristics can be merged:  Ctrl-select them and from the right-mouse-button shortcut menu select ‘Merge Characteristics.’ The option ‘UnMerge Characteristics’ is available for the characteristics previously merged:

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Import with more flexibility

I’m sure you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can open SOLIDWORKS Drawing files as well as PDFs and TIFFs, but did you know that SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 can work with other CAD drawing files such as: AutoCAD DWG files PTC Drawing files CATIA V5 CATDrawing files Smart Extract is a new feature inside SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018, that…

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