Streamline the creation of inspection documents by leveraging your existing 2D legacy data, regardless of whether files are SOLIDWORKS, PDFs, or TIFFs. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Import 2D PDFs or 2D/3D CAD Files to start creating your inspection reports. Setup your SOLIDWORKS Inspection project. Navigate through all the documents of your inspection project. Generate a Bill of Characteristics. Extract information from your 2D drawings using the "Optical Character Recognition" or OCR tool. Define default tolerance values to ensure manufactured product falls within specification as drawings often don't have explicit tolerance values associated with them. Duplicate dimensions are often grouped together on a drawing but might need to be inspected separately. Customize your inspection projects balloons to highlight different aspect of your parts or different classifications. Change the order of characteristics and define balloon sequences. Export your inspection project in various formats and ensure the manufactured part is properly inspected for every detail of the model. Enter measurement data directly in the SOLIDWORKS Inspection project and compare them with the part specifications.
SOLIDWORKS CAM is a fully integrated, Knowledge Based technology that allows you to integrate design and manufacturing processes under one system. Use the Machine dialog to define the parameters of the machine tool used to manufacture the part. Use the Stock Manager to define the material, stock type and size to machine the part from. Use the Coordinate System command to define and assign a Fixture Coordinate System for the active machine. Use Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) to automatically extract the machinable features to be machined. Create operation plans to define the tools and operations for machining the parts features. Run a toolpath simulation to examine material removal. Reorder operations manually to optimize the machining workflow. Use the Sort Operations command to automatically reorder operations. Use the Edit Definition command to modify roughing operations. Use the Edit Definition command to modify contouring (finish) operations. Use the Edit Definition command to modify contouring operation leadin and leadout parameters. Use Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR) to manually create a machinable feature. Use the Edit Definition command to optimize a roughing operation to increase toolpath efficiency and reduce machine cycle time. Use the Combine Operations and Link Operation commands to combine like operation types. Use the New Avoid Area command on an operation to designate an area not to be machined. Use the New Contain Area command on an operation to restrict toolpaths to a specific area. Use the Post Process command to generate NC code from the parts toolpath and operation information.
Convert non-SOLIDWORKS data to “intelligent” native SOLIDWORKS features using FeatureWorks. Automate the conversion of imported parts into SOLIDWORKS features. Convert specific features interactively. Use Volume features to recognize geometry that does not match any other feature type. Convert imported sheet metal parts into SOLIDWORKS features. Convert imported assemblies and multibody parts into feature-based, parametric models.