The 3D dimensional analysis and quality control solution to gain control of your product engineering and manufacturing process

PolyWorks|Inspector™ is a universal 3D dimensional analysis and quality control software solution to control tool or part dimensions, diagnose and prevent manufacturing and assembly issues, guide assembly building through real-time measurements, and oversee the quality of assembled products by using portable metrology devices and CNC CMMs.

UNIVERSAL
SOFTWARE PLATFORM

Discover how the PolyWorks® universal platform dramatically reduces your operational costs by improving teamwork efficiency through a common software platform, increasing operator competency with one software to master, boosting operator mobility while eliminating metrology silos, and reducing maintenance fees and training costs.
 

Interface with all 3D measurement devices, thanks to a universal digitizing hub:

  • Operate all portable probing devices through direct hardware plug-ins
  • Interface to all point cloud scanning devices through direct hardware plug-ins or measurement file import
  • Connect to major brands of CNC CMMs through direct drivers or I++
  • Integrate measurements performed with manual gauges as well as visual checks

 

Perform all inspections tasks using a universal 3D metrology workflow:
 

  • One planning process for portable and CNC CMM metrology
  • The Play Inspection technology that executes auto-generated or user-defined measurement sequences
  • A measurement-control centric reporting workflow with the 3D Control Reviewer, and dynamic updateable inspection reports

 

Deploy universal inspection projects playable on any 3D measurement device:

  • Preconfigure the measurement workflow for all your measurement devices with piece measurement templates 
  • Predefine multiple measurement templates within one inspection project
  • Adapt measurement objects and sequences to different measurement principles  automatically with conversion tools

 

COMPLETE DIMENSIONAL CONTROL TOOLSET


ALIGN

MEASURE

REPORT


align

ALIGN

Get the alignment right

Inspecting and analyzing a measured part is only possible if the digitized data is properly positioned and oriented in 3D. Typically, a measured part is aligned to its nominal CAD model to enable the extraction and comparison of nominal and measured dimensions. It can also be assembled virtually to the surrounding mating parts in order to check for interference issues or to analyze flush and gap deviations.

PolyWorks|Inspector™ offers a broad range of part alignment techniques that let users construct alignments with:

  • Surfaces or cross-sections (measured-to-nominal best-fit, constrainable in rotation/translation, and within tolerance zone)
  • Features (3-2-1, pairs of center points, and GD&T datum reference frames)
  • Reference points and lines (RPS, surface points, and six-point nest)
  • Virtual gauges (caliper, flush & gap, and airfoil)
align

MEASURE

Extract all required dimensions

At the core of the PolyWorks|Inspector™ workflow is the extraction of measured part dimensions and computing the deviations to their corresponding nominal dimensions. Thanks to the remarkable flexibility integrated into PolyWorks, dimensions can be extracted from measured point clouds, polygonal models built from point clouds, or probed points. Nominal dimensions can also be extracted from a CAD model or a reference measured part.

PolyWorks|Inspector™ delivers the complete toolbox you need to extract and analyze:

  • Surface, boundary, and cross-sectional measured-to-nominal deviations
  • Feature dimensions and GD&T controls (ASME Y14.5-2009 and ISO 1101, as well as PTB certified 64-bit/32-bit)
  • Advanced dimensions such as flush and gap, profile radius, airfoil dimensions (leading edge, trailing edge, and global), assembly clearance, thickness, and more

PolyWorks|Inspector™ also offers real-time guidance to accurately build and inspect fixtures and jigs using single-point measurement devices.

align

REPORT

Generate updateable reports

PolyWorks|Inspector™ provides an outstanding updateable reporting technology that guarantees the exactness of a report and dramatically accelerates multipiece inspection.

Report items, such as 3D scene screenshots and result tables, are automatically updated if a project is altered. You can modify the parameters of a project, or replace the measured data points of the current piece by the data points from a new piece, knowing that the entire inspection report will automatically be updated.

Share inspection results

The PolyWorks|Reviewer™ enables your colleagues, managers, and suppliers to review your inspection projects in 3D.

 

 

 

What's New in PolyWorks 2019
 

CNC CMM Solutions

Create complete CNC CMM inspection sequences
in minutes, while staying in control.

 

4 packages available

 

Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs
Point cloud digitizer support for portable metrology
Point cloud digitizer support for CNC CMMs
Real-time quality meshing and offline point cloud meshing
PolyWorks|Modeler Light module
PolyWorks|AR plug-in
IGES/STEP neutral CAD file translator
Part alignment toolset
Dimensional control toolset
Smart GD&T toolset
Reporting toolset
Simulation mode for offline project setup
Repeatable multipiece measurement workflows
Statistical Process Control toolset (SPC)
One-year support/maintenance
Available options
Native CAD file translators
Airfoil gauges

Probing

Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs
Point cloud digitizer support for portable metrology
Point cloud digitizer support for CNC CMMs
Real-time quality meshing and offline point cloud meshing
PolyWorks|Modeler Light module
PolyWorks|AR plug-in
IGES/STEP neutral CAD file translator
Part alignment toolset
Dimensional control toolset
Smart GD&T toolset
Reporting toolset
Simulation mode for offline project setup
Repeatable multipiece measurement workflows
Statistical Process Control toolset (SPC)
One-year support/maintenance
Available options
Native CAD file translatorsOption
Airfoil gaugesOption

Probing++

Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs
Point cloud digitizer support for portable metrology
Point cloud digitizer support for CNC CMMs
Real-time quality meshing and offline point cloud meshing
PolyWorks|Modeler Light module
PolyWorks|AR plug-in
IGES/STEP neutral CAD file translator
Part alignment toolset
Dimensional control toolset
Smart GD&T toolset
Reporting toolset
Simulation mode for offline project setup
Repeatable multipiece measurement workflows
Statistical Process Control toolset (SPC)
One-year support/maintenance
Available options
Native CAD file translatorsOption
Airfoil gaugesOption

Standard

Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs
Point cloud digitizer support for portable metrology
Point cloud digitizer support for CNC CMMs
Real-time quality meshing and offline point cloud meshing
PolyWorks|Modeler Light module
PolyWorks|AR plug-in
IGES/STEP neutral CAD file translator
Part alignment toolset
Dimensional control toolset
Smart GD&T toolset
Reporting toolset
Simulation mode for offline project setup
Repeatable multipiece measurement workflows
Statistical Process Control toolset (SPC)
One-year support/maintenance
Available options
Native CAD file translatorsOption
Airfoil gaugesOption

Premium

Single-point measuring device support for portable metrology
Single-point measuring device support for CNC CMMs
Point cloud digitizer support for portable metrology
Point cloud digitizer support for CNC CMMs
Real-time quality meshing and offline point cloud meshing
PolyWorks|Modeler Light module
PolyWorks|AR plug-in
IGES/STEP neutral CAD file translator
Part alignment toolset
Dimensional control toolset
Smart GD&T toolset
Reporting toolset
Simulation mode for offline project setup
Repeatable multipiece measurement workflows
Statistical Process Control toolset (SPC)
One-year support/maintenance
Available options
Native CAD file translatorsOption
Airfoil gaugesOption