Solidworks inspection


Simplify document creation to help streamline part inspection and improve quality. You can create your inspection documents regardless of your existing CAD system, using either the standalone SOLIDWORKS Inspection application or the integrated SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in


SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standard

Standard is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that streamlines and automates the creation of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection reports (AS9102, PPAP, etc.). It consists of a stand-alone application and a SOLIDWORKS add-in that enables users to leverage their legacy data regardless of whether they have SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs.



SOLIDWORKS Inspection professional

Professional extends capabilities by giving users multiple ways to enter measured values directly into the project to help simplify part inspection. Each characteristic value can be entered manually, by using a digital caliper, or by importing coordinate measuring machine (CMM) results.


Product Scope:
  • Automated creation of balloon drawings and reports for quality inspection
  • Inspection document made easy
  • Optical character recognition (ocr)
  • Handle revisions with ease
  • Improve time to market
  • Inspection done faster
  • Reduce time-to-market
  • Help improve product quality and save money
Product Matrix:


  • SOLIDWORKS Embedded Add-In
  • SOLIDWORKS Drawing Native File Support
  • Automatic Balloon Creation
  • Balloon Creation of Inspection Dimension Only
  • Advanced Filtering Capabilities
  • Balloon Formatting
  • Drawing Revisions
  • User Defined Inspection Methods and Processes
  • Quality Sampling Plans
  • Standalone Application
  • PDF and TIFF Files Support (.pdf, .tif, .tiff)
  • Searchable Text Recognition
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Selective Recapture
  • Vertical and Rotated Dimensions
  • Bilateral Default Tolerances
  • Plus/Plus and Minus/Minus Tolerance
  • Note, GD&T, and Finish Symbols
  • Automatic Balloon Creation of Captured Characteristics
  • Multi-page Drawing Support
  • Multiple Drawings per Project
  • Compare Drawing Revisions
  • Customizable Grid
  • Export to XML
  • Export Ballooned Drawing to PDF
  • Export Inspection Report to Microsoft® Excel®
  • Template Editor
  • Pre-defined Industry Standard Templates (AS9102, PPAP, etc.)
  • Characteristics Measurements Input
  • Digital Measuring Tools Support (Digital Caliper, etc.)
  • CMM Data Import (PC-DMIS, Calypso, Faro CAM2, etc.)
  • CMM Template Editor
  • Automatic Verification
  • Color-Coded Characteristics (Pass, Marginal, Fail)
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