SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Tech tips and techniques for creating ballooned inspection drawings & reports

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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How to add Balloons manually in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017, balloons can be added manually. In the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in, click the button New Inspection Project on the CommandManager. In the Characteristic Info section, set extraction to manual.  The Sort value will automatically change to User Defined and become greyed out. Proceed to add characteristics as usual. Click the Balloon Document…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Lock Inspection Balloons to Prevent Renumbering

By default, removing an inspection balloon results in the remaining balloons being renumbered according to the original order.  This change of balloon numbers associated with characteristics creates discrepancy with the existing inspection reports, which may lead to confusion or mistakes.  In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017, you can now lock inspection balloons to prevent renumbering. Start with…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Enhancements

Following enhancements have been implemented in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017: Ability to lock balloons to prevent renumbering Manual ballooning of inspection drawings in SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in VDA shape has been added as an option for inspection balloons. VDA standard is used by German automotive manufacturers. Mouse Wheel Zoom can be used to navigate Inspection projects.  This option is…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 [On-Demand WEBINAR]

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 helps simplify the process of creating inspection documents and performing in-process or receiving inspection. Intuitive and easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps streamline creation of documents with balloon callouts and specifications by leveraging existing 2D legacy data regardless of file type—SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs— and automating what is now a manual and tedious process. Watch our on-demand webinar to see…

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8 Common questions [and answers] about SOLIDWORKS Inspection

SOLIDWORKS Inspection

SOLIDWORKS Inspection streamlines the creation of documents with balloon callouts and specifications by leveraging existing 2D legacy data regardless of file type—SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs—and automating a manual and tedious process. Measured inspection values can be entered directly, either manually or automatically, using a digital measuring instrument. SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps designers and quality inspectors virtually…

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The Best Process for Creating Inspection Documentation

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

Implementing a robust quality control process is critical to ensuring your products assemble with ease, operate to your customers satisfaction and last their desired lifespan.  The problem a lot of our clients are facing is that the amount of effort it takes creating inspection documentation for this quality control process can be quite time consuming.  When SOLIDWORKS Inspection was…

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