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Tech tips and techniques for creating ballooned inspection drawings and reports with SOLIDWORKS Inspection software

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2023

creating inspection documents

SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a great tool for anyone who needs to create inspection documents. Both SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard and Professional give you two options for how you want to work. In this article, we will…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2021 Templates

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Templates

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2021 has some template improvements. Before these improvements were made, when making an Inspection report you would click the “Add” button for a template, same when exporting to an Excel sheet you would…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Inspection VDA Balloons

VDA balloons have been around for quite some time and were introduced for SOLIDWORKS in the last four to five years for SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Although, when introduced there wasn’t much functionality other than for placing…

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Adding Missing SOLIDWORKS Inspection GD&T Specific Fonts

Wait, hold up, stop the bus, what do mean you can read this very specific SOLIDWORKS only font on your computer without having SOLIDWORKS installed? There are some occasions where you may need to read…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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….

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection supports more file formats in the 2018 release

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 sees a lot of great enhancements and a big part of the new features is being able to support many more file formats! Let’s first start off with the add-in, the add-in…

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How to speed up your engineering quality inspection process

Do you manually balloon drawings by hand? Is it time consuming to create Inspection drawings and reports? Wish there was a way to streamline the process from design to inspection? GOOD NEWS! SOLIDWORKS Inspection software…

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How to reset the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone User Interface

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone

Unlike SOLIDWORKS settings that are saved in the Windows Registry, user interface settings for SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone are stored in the files located in C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone: view_settings_bom.xml view_settings_chars.xml view_settings_dock_mngr.xml view_settings_mat_proc.xml To restore default user…

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TriMech has compiled this recommended SOLIDWORKS 2024 hardware guide to aid you in the process of upgrading or purchasing new hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

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IMPORTANT! Transfer Activation Prior to Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2024

Prior to installing SOLIDWORKS 2024, you need to transfer activation from your prior release of SOLIDWORKS to ensure it’s available to activate SOLIDWORKS 2024.

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