PolyWorks|Inspector™

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

PolyWorks|InspectorTM 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.

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Universal Software Platform

With just one software to master, dramatically reduce your operational costs by increasing measurement specialist competency, eliminating metrology silos, boosting employee mobility, and improving overall teamwork efficiency.


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


  • Operate all portable probing devices through direct hardware plug-ins
     
  • Interface with 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 digital gauges as well as visual checks


Perform all inspection tasks using a universal 3D metrology workflow


  • Follow the same planning process for both portable and CNC CMM metrology
     
  • Use the Play Inspection technology to execute autogenerated or user-defined measurement sequences
     
  • Leverage the 3D Control Reviewer and dynamic updateable inspection reports to implement a measurement-control-centric reporting workflow


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 Analysis and Quality Control Toolbox

At the heart of PolyWorks|Inspector lies a powerful inspection engine with parametric data handling, mathematical algorithms certified by PTB, and extensive visual and audio feedback capabilities. It allows users to extract meaningful information from their measured 3D data, automate the inspection process when more than one piece is measured, and structure the presentation of measurement results to facilitate enterprisewide digital collaboration.

 

Complete Dimensional Analysis and Quality Control Toolbox

At the heart of PolyWorks|Inspector lies a powerful inspection engine with parametric data handling, mathematical algorithms certified by PTB, and extensive visual and audio feedback capabilities. It allows users to extract meaningful information from their measured 3D data, automate the inspection process when more than one piece is measured, and structure the presentation of measurement results to facilitate enterprisewide digital collaboration.

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Surface and cross section best-fit

Best-fit measured surfaces and cross-sections to their nominal definition, with the option of constraining in rotation, translation, or within a tolerance zone.


Surface and cross section best-fit

Best-fit measured surfaces and cross-sections to their nominal definition, with the option of constraining in rotation, translation, or within a tolerance zone.

 


Measurement object best-fit

Construct your alignment from features, datum targets, surface points, or edge points, and use weights and axial constraints to optimize the results.


Measurement object best-fit

Construct your alignment from features, datum targets, surface points, or edge points, and use weights and axial constraints to optimize the results.

 


Multiple device position alignment

Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes, and use bundle adjustment to maximize the global accuracy.


Multiple device position alignment

Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes, and use bundle adjustment to maximize the global accuracy.

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Universal data handling

Extract measured dimensions from point clouds, polygonal models, or probed points, and nominal dimensions from a CAD model or a measured part.


 


Smart GD&T

Benefit from a smart GD&T engine based on the latest ASME and ISO standards, with advanced DRF, material condition, datum modifier, and tolerance zone capabilities.

 


Universal data handling

Extract measured dimensions from point clouds, polygonal models, or probed points, and nominal dimensions from a CAD model or a measured part.

 


Smart GD&T

Benefit from a smart GD&T engine based on the latest ASME and ISO standards, with advanced DRF, material condition, datum modifier, and tolerance zone capabilities.

 


Deviation analysis using color maps

Obtain surface, boundary, cross-sectional, or thickness measured-to-nominal deviations, and analyze them through a color map display.


 


Profile and Flush & Gap gauging

Evaluate advanced dimensions on fillets, design feature lines, and sheet metal part assemblies, such as radius, angle, bending, sharpness, flush, and gap.


Deviation analysis using color maps

Obtain surface, boundary, cross-sectional, or thickness measured-to-nominal deviations, and analyze them through a color map display.

 


Profile and Flush & Gap gauging

Evaluate advanced dimensions on fillets, design feature lines, and sheet metal part assemblies, such as radius, angle, bending, sharpness, flush, and gap.

 


Feature-based dimensioning

Measure a feature’s diameter, position, or orientation, or distances and angles between two features, in 2D or in 3D, and configure the dimensions’ display intuitively.

 


Airfoil gauging

Extract advanced features on fan, compressor, and turbine blades to control and analyze dimensions, such as edge radius, thickness, length, width, angle, and area.


Feature-based dimensioning

Measure a feature’s diameter, position, or orientation, or distances and angles between two features, in 2D or in 3D, and configure the dimensions’ display intuitively.

 


Airfoil gauging

Extract advanced features on fan, compressor, and turbine blades to control and analyze dimensions, such as edge radius, thickness, length, width, angle, and area.

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Multipiece data management

Measure multiple pieces using different 3D measurement devices, and store them in a single project folder using an optimal format that minimizes disk space usage.

 


Multipiece data management

Measure multiple pieces using different 3D measurement devices, and store them in a single project folder using an optimal format that minimizes disk space usage.

 


Play Inspection tool

Use the powerful Play Inspection and Sequence Editor tools to automate measurement workflows by ordering and triggering operations.


Play Inspection tool

Use the powerful Play Inspection and Sequence Editor tools to automate measurement workflows by ordering and triggering operations.

 


Macro scripting

Add macro scripts to your measurement workflows to apply proprietary techniques, provide special feedback, or interconnect to other systems.


Macro scripting

Add macro scripts to your measurement workflows to apply proprietary techniques, provide special feedback, or interconnect to other systems.

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Control views

Organize projects containing hundreds of dimensional and GD&T controls into small and logical groups of controls, with individual controls tied to specific alignments and coordinate systems.

 


Control views

Organize projects containing hundreds of dimensional and GD&T controls into small and logical groups of controls, with individual controls tied to specific alignments and coordinate systems.

 


First-article inspection

Access a global list of controls sorted by characteristic index, and display critical results in 3D with the preferred point of view for easier dimensional analysis and reporting.


First-article inspection

Access a global list of controls sorted by characteristic index, and display critical results in 3D with the preferred point of view for easier dimensional analysis and reporting.

 


Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Assess the repeatability and predictability of your manufacturing processes with multipiece statistics automatically calculated for object dimensions and surface deviations.


Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Assess the repeatability and predictability of your manufacturing processes with multipiece statistics automatically calculated for object dimensions and surface deviations.


Market-leading Portable Metrology Platform

Renowned for the power and stability of its direct hardware interfaces, PolyWorks|Inspector offers an extensive set of guidance technologies that the world’s largest manufacturing OEMs trust to implement efficient, precise, and repeatable measurement processes for portable metrology devices.

High-productivity CNC CMM Solution

PolyWorks|Inspector has reinvented the way inspection projects are set up and executed on CNC CMMs, within a flexible, user-friendly, and efficient CNC CMM operational paradigm, similar to the one we offer for portable metrology devices.

Case studies

Bombardier

PolyWorks Cuts the Symmetry and Alignment Check Time on Bombardier's CRJ Series by 75%.

Daimler

Daimler AG relies on InnovMetric and Leica for optimal part fitting.