By Olly Washington, SOLIDWORKS Inspection Specialist “We don’t create inspection documentation because it takes too long.” This is an all too common statement that I hear from Engineers, yet many are unaware that create accurate industry standard Inspection Documentation does not have to be a long and laborious process. “We don’t use SOLIDWORKS so we cannot use SOLIDWORKS Inspection.” Well, this statement is not true, and this year SOLIDWORKS have made Inspection even more accessible to those
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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 enables users to leverage their existing 2D and 3D CAD files to streamline their quality control and documentation processes even more. Additionally, the support of SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies also enables companies to expand their drawing-less manufacturing strategy all the way to the quality department. If your SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies contain 3D annotations or Product and Manufacturing Information (PMIs), then you can create a new inspection project and
SOLIDWORKS Blog
27 days ago
As manufacturers across the globe implement Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, a key question is how to measure progress and gauge success. The MBE Maturity Capability Index provides a handy tool to clearly analyze the current status and indicate the next steps. Figure 1 provides an overview. Figure 1.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
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 if we are working with a 3D part or assembly that have DimXpert annotations attached? That is no problem for SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 which now can handle ballooning 3D
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1 month ago
First Article Inspection Report Limiting the Number of Rows Per Sheet and Grouping Dimensional Characteristics SOLIDWORKS Inspection Logo Written by: Gordon Pursel, Application Engineer at DASI Solutions Missed Part 1 & 2? Check out Part 1 introducing the Inspection Report Editor here or Part 2 on how to add a Report Footer in the Template Editor here. In Part 3 of this series, I’ll share advanced techniques to customize SOLIDWORKS Inspection reports to limit the inspection characteristics
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Inspection Reports How to Add a Report Footer Row Using the Template Editor SOLIDWORKS Inspection Logo Written by: Gordon Pursel, Application Engineer, DASI Solutions Miss Part 1 introducing the Inspection Report Editor? View it here. When creating a FAIR form, a common consideration is allowing for an ever-changing number of dimensional characteristic numbers from one project to the next. Meaning, the project of today may require a form with 20 rows and tomorrow’s form may require
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 months ago
First Article Inspection Report An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Inspection Report Editor SOLIDWORKS Inspection Logo Written by: Gordon Pursel, Application Engineer, DASI Solutions SOLIDWORKS Inspection can streamline the FAI ballooning and reporting process, but you can also further customize the Excel based FAI reports for both requirements and company standards. Although, there are out-of-the box and ready-to-go AS9102 and PPAP report templates installed. Today I wanted to provide an overview of
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 months ago
At SOLIDWORKS, not only do we focus on creating great products, but we invest significant time understanding and nurturing engineering and product ecosystems. SOLIDWORKS ecosystems take the complex interactions between several disciplines such as design (MCAD and ECAD), manufacturing, service, quality, supply chain, marketing, inventory, and end customers into account to deliver best-in-class and easy-to-use process solutions impacting business outcomes for our end customers. We build ecosystems
SOLIDWORKS Blog
9 months ago
O SOLIDWORKS Inspection, integrado ao SOLIDWORKS, agiliza e automatiza a criação de Relatórios de Inspeção de Qualidade (FAI, AS9102, PPAP, etc.). Reaproveitando os seus desenhos 2D existentes, você pode facilmente criar seus documentos para o controle de qualidade em poucos minutos. No entanto, nós percebemos que nem todas as empresas são iguais e alguns clientes podem necessitar de controles manuais. Por exemplo, em alguns casos, apenas algumas características do desenho precisam ser
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
1 year ago
In den kommenden Wochen erhalten Sie in einer Reihe von Videos auf unserem Blog wertvolle Technik-Tipps – erstellt von den Technikern unserer Reseller aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Dies sind Videos zu einem Multi Product Thema, also zu SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Flow, Plastics, Composer, Electrical, DraftSight, SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design, Exalead OnePart, Enterprise PDM, Inspection oder Model Based Definition (MBD), die unsere Partner auf ihren YouTube Kanälen veröffentlichen und so
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Inspection offers an integrated add-in to streamline and automate the creation of inspection sheets (FAI, AS9102, PPAP, etc.). By leveraging your existing 2D drawings, you can easily create their quality documents in just minutes. However, we realize that not all businesses are the same and some customers might need manual controls. For example, in some instances, only a few characteristics in the entire drawing need to be inspected or a user wants to balloon the characteristics in a
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 year ago
Nutzen Sie die leistungsstärksten Werkzeuge für die Entwicklung großartiger Produkte JETZT KONTAKT AUFNEHMEN Seien Sie stolz auf Ihre Konstruktionen – jetzt ist die beste Zeit Ihre Konstruktionswerkzeuge auf das nächste Level zu bringen. SOLIDWORKS® CAD liefert eine sichere Lösung für großartige Konstruktionen. Aber wussten Sie schon, dass es auch die “Full Suite” mit leistungsstarken Applikationen gibt, die Ihnen bei der mechanischen und elektrischen Konstruktion, Optimierung,
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
1 year ago
3DS Logo Automatisez la création de vos rapports de contrôle avec SOLIDWORKS Inspection : le 20 Juin à 10h30 Votre engagement en faveur de la qualité ne doit avoir aucune incidence négative pour votre entreprise. La création manuelle de la documentation pour le contrôle qualité pourrait vous faire perdre de longues heures au quotidien. SOLIDWORKS® Inspection permet de simplifier la création des documents de contrôle et la mise en place de contrôles en cours de production ou de contrôles de
SOLIDWORKS FRANCE Blog
1 year ago
Over the past few years I have had an opportunity to work with many SOLIDWORKS customers who have implemented SOLIDWORKS Inspection into their QC departments to help streamline their ballooning and report processes. I wanted to share some insight on Inspection and how it can be used to generate machine/manufacturing specific reports along with the standard first article reports to be used during the process of a part being created. This is just ONE simple way you can configure the product to
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
A inspeção das peças fabricadas internamente, ou através de fornecedores, é um processo extremamente importante para garantir que todos os itens de um projeto funcionarão da forma correta, evitar re-trabalhos, evitar não conformidades e com isso evitar prejuizos. O grande problema deste processo é que a documentação utilizada pelos inspetores de qualidade, ou seja, os relatórios de inspeção, normalmente são criados a mão, então é gasto um tempo precioso apenas para criar o relatório, para ai sim
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
1 year ago
O filme “De Volta Para o Futuro” previu a existência de drones, dispositivos móveis, pagamentos digitais, consoles sem controle, tênis Nike que se amarra sozinho, tecnologia de vídeo conferência e hoverboards. Entretanto, nem mesmo Doc e Marty McFly conseguiram antecipar o futuro do CAD! Você pode dizer “Muito bom Scott!” novamente.
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
2 years ago
Quality control can be a cumbersome process especially when you have a large assemblies and you’re working with pages upon pages of documentation. You can spend nearly a day ballooning each dimension with a red pen and circle template and creating an inspection report. If you make a mistake, you have to do it all over again. Wamore, a SOLIDWORKS customer developing precise airdrop systems for the U.S. military, experienced issues with its assemblies due to a similar process.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
Most inspection reports are created manually. Inspection forms require many man-hours to complete and check for documentation errors. Given the tedious manual process and the nuances of inspection requirements, mistakes are commonly made. At the end of the day, we’re talking about paperwork – not something that you can’t wait to get your hands on.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at how to use output from a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) with SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Let’s face it; you’re looking at automating a very drawn out manual procedure of data input aren’t you? Why else would you be interested in SOLIDWORKS Inspection?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Dieses Video mit dem Titel “Inspection Domino Day” stammt ebenfalls aus unserem Q1 Technik Wettbewerb und dreht sich um SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Im Rahmen unseres derzeit laufenden Q1 Technik Contest, bei dem die Techniker unserer Reseller aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz Videos zu einem Multi Product Thema, also zu SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Flow, Plastics, Composer, Electrical, DraftSight, SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design, Exalead OnePart, Enterprise PDM, Inspection oder Model Based
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
2 years ago
One of the most important processes at any company who designs or manufactures a product is proper quality control. The impact is harsh and swift for companies who are lax in producing quality products. In the age of social media, with product reviews and increased competition, it is more important than ever to strive in the pursuit of 100% quality or risk losing compliance with ISO or FDA and even worse, alienating your customers. Luckily, there is a framework of standards that are in place to
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Recently, I interviewed SOLIDWORKS Inspection Product Manager Mathieu Fourcade to ask about the advantages user experience by implementing SOLIDWORKS Inspection into their design workflow. In the below video, Matt discusses several benefits including the huge cost savings by re-using the intellectual property in design data. Click here to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection enables you to create inspection reports and ballooned drawings in just minutes, for time savings of up to 90 percent. Got 22-
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
I sat down with SOLIDWORKS Inspection Product Manager Mathieu Fourcade to talk about re-using design data throughout the supply chain using SOLIDWORKS inspection. We discussed the time and cost savings with using Inspection, and also how Inspection fits in with Engineering 4.0. Click here to learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection enables you to create inspection reports and ballooned drawings in just minutes, for time savings of up to 90 percent. Read our article and infographic to learn how building a
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago
If you have been using SOLIDWORKS Inspection, you know that this simple and easy-to-use solution from SOLIDWORKS can save you a huge amount of time ballooning drawings and creating inspection sheets. But did you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can also streamline the inspection of your parts as well as the reporting? SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional allows you to enter measurements values directly within your SOLIDWORKS inspection project. After turning on the Measurements Input and CMM Data Import
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago