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.
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.
Always get the alignment right
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.
Multiple device position alignment
Align your 3D measurement device while compensating for temperature changes, and use bundle adjustment to maximize the global accuracy.
Measure all require dimensions
Extract measured dimensions from point clouds, polygonal models, or probed points, and nominal dimensions from a CAD model or a measured part.
Deviation analysis using color maps
Obtain surface, boundary, cross-sectional, or thickness measured-to-nominal deviations, and analyze them through a color map display.
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.
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.
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.
Extract advanced features on fan, compressor, and turbine blades to control and analyze dimensions, such as edge radius, thickness, length, width, angle, and area.
Automate quality control tasks
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.
Add macro scripts to your measurement workflows to apply proprietary techniques, provide special feedback, or interconnect to other systems.
Review inspection results efficiently
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.
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.
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.