SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Tech tips and techniques for creating ballooned inspection drawings & reports

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. Related Posts SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature…

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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: Related Posts SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature Where did the Add Relation Breadcrumb Go? Can I bring it back? SOLIDWORKS Smart…

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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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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 works great when it comes to working with our SOLIDWORKS drawings, it balloons everything quickly and efficiently but what happens…

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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 can eliminate a lot of the tedious and time consuming tasks associated with creating inspection documents! Why are Inspection Documents…

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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 interface for SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone, close the application, rename these files (e.g. view_settings_bom_old.xml) and restart the application. Copied to the…

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